As someone who has been in the business for 26 years, I’ve seen a lot of travel plans go sideways because of either bad advice or worse, consumers going it alone without an agent. CNN recently published an article confirming what those of us who have been in the industry have known for a long time: “travel agents have become trusted advisors akin to financial advisors who make the overall travel experience better and get travellers maximum value for their travel dollar”.
The reality is that the world has become a smaller place. As a result of increased competition and access to information, travel has become accessible to everyone which means that educated and professional travel advisors are in high demand. As someone who employs almost 200 travel consultants I know the options for training and I appreciate the value that professional training provides.
A couple of years ago, I identified a gap in the training options for travel agents. I’ve created Travel Best Bets Academy to fill that gap.
Travel Best Bets Academy is an online, self-paced course for aspiring home-based and in-agency travel advisors all around the world. It covers all of the training that a travel agent needs prior to starting in the industry, and there is ZERO experience required to enroll, as well as to succeed.
This extensive course is created to fit perfectly into your unique lifestyle. With 100% of the content provided online, you are able to learn whenever works for you and study at your own pace. And better yet, through the phone app you can even access your course material offline while you’re on-the-go. While the course is currently only offered in English, it is available around the world.
The course covers everything an in-class course would, such as air travel, ground transportation, cruising and land accommodations. You will learn how to sell the perfect trip, attract new clients, receive top commissions and market a home-based business. I have personally hired over 200 advisors and know better than anyone what it takes to make a great agent!
The demand for travel professionals is booming. With travel becoming more and more accessible and experiences becoming more and more valuable, there will always be a client. Especially as our digital world is heavily saturated with never-ending options for transportation, accommodation and activities, people often need a vacation after planning their vacation! Through this course, you will be completely up to date with all the current technology and fads within travel to best serve your clients. Our goal is to teach you how to become a highly skilled and respected travel advisor that can out perform the “do it yourself” trip bookers in every way!
In as little as 3 months time- or sooner- you will feel confident to begin selling travel and will have the skills to do so. Travel Best Bets Academy opens the door to this incredible industry so that you can begin your exciting new career as a travel advisor.
It’s never too late to do what you want in life, enroll today.
Who is this course for?
This course is for everybody with a passion for travel. There is absolutely no requirements to register, or to succeed, and everything that you will need to know is covered. Whether you are looking to work independently as a home-based advisor or in a retail agency setting, you will come out of this course prepared to begin your dream career.
With that said, if you already have some experience in the travel industry there is plenty of advanced and new information to aid in propelling your career to the next level.
All you need is access to a computer or mobile phone to get started today.
How long do I have to complete this course?
We know that everyone has different schedules and available time to study, so there is no time limit on completing the program. It is completely ‘go at your own pace’.
Most students graduate within 2-3 months, however this is completely up to you.
Do I need any secondary resources?
Nope! Everything that you need is right here in the course. And if you’re looking to study on-the-go, you can even download course content through the app to access offline.
Do I need any specific computer programs or softwares to complete the course?
Will I be a certified Travel Agent after this course?
Do you offer payment plans?
Of course! You can split up your payments to spread out the cost of this course over 4 months. You can select this option at checkout. If you would like to discuss other possibilities, please feel free to email us.
I’m interested, but I learn better with hands-on experience.
We totally get that, which is why we offer our ‘Earn & Learn’ option. Through this add-on, you can apply to join Travel Best Bets’ home-based advisor program immediately. You can then practice selling real travel to your friends and family as you move throughout the course. And it get’s better… you earn a commission, too!
Please note that there is an interview process and acceptance is not guaranteed. To learn more about applying or to request an interview, email us at [email protected]
Do you offer career resources upon graduation?
Once you have completed the program, you will receive a certificate verifying your success, as well as a comprehensive summary of every skill you learned for future employers. Furthermore, you will immediately be connected with the globally-recognized and respected Travel Best Bets brand.
If you are interested in gaining agency experience before beginning your full-time job search, Travel Best Bets also offers a 30-day internship program for select graduates. You will learn the ropes of a top-selling agency which, in addition to the program, will make you a top candidate around the world. You may even receive an offer to stay on with Travel Best Bets!
Please note that internships are only available at our Vancouver head office and there is also an application and interview process. To learn more or to apply upon graduation, email us at [email protected]
I have more questions, is there someone I can talk to?
Of course! We want everyone to feel confident in their choice Please email any further questions to Karen at [email protected] From here you can ask your questions directly or set up a phone call to discuss in greater detail.