A travel agency is basically a business, that is related to sell and purchase of products and different services asked by customers in any part of the world. It includes exciting services such as airlines, hotels, package holiday making customer’s work easy, including all the expenses at cheaper rate.
In this globalized world running a travel agency is a great commercial money making business in today’s world, as due to modernization every individual wants to explore new and exotic places of the world.
A travel agent is the one who on the commission basis sells products related to travel, under certain set terms and conditions. A travel agent needs minimum qualifications. It is not a long and time consuming course anyone who is interested and has the potential can attend the course and get started with their own travel agency.
Travel agents provide information related to traveling to the customers but in the latest time this system is eventually disappearing with the introduction of mass holiday package marketing this concept is known as “holiday supermarket”, which comprises of all the holiday experience at a cheap and inexpensive rates ,it is a really easy and simple process as the customers are provided with the different holiday brochures, out of which the customer chooses the best suited and affordable package and get that booked at the shortest possible time with all the arrangements made by the travel agents.
To have a good travel agency it is really important to have a website for the company, a good travel site is not the one which is full of erotic images, and unnecessary information, instead it should be provided with all the required information by the customer, so that he/she feels free and confident to invest their money on your travel agency. And also a good website promotion so that the customers are easily attracted to your site. Have an interaction with the people who visit your site, reply to their queries and give best solution to their problems through emails .and this is also a great way to make money, and the most interesting thing is that you don’t need any employees.
Travel agencies is great money making bussiness, which requires some money investment in the starting and slowly and this business picks-up slowly.
How to enter in this field?
- Independent travel agent as a part of travel agency – There are times when travel agencies experience bad times ,these companies need some professionals to step in their work and help them with knowledge and experience .and it is an easy job as an independent agent you may work for many agencies at a time as through your site .
- Home based travel agent – Home based agent is the new fields to have conquered the travel agency business in the latest times. As one can easily become a travel guide by reading travel books.
Travel agents or the travel agency owners have to handle a really wide range of responsibilities, making all the arrangements for the customers doing all the types of bookings, with all the right information and guaranteeing them safety. With managing many other customers at the same time.