I was born in 1966. Grew up in the 80’s. Began a career in accounting, marketing and direct sales in 1986. But in 1993 everything changed. As a young mother I became very ill, and working became difficult. While recovering, and after my second child, I decided working from home was best for me. This was the 90’s, before websites, before social media and in a time a home-based travel agent was non-existent. But I did it, and not only did I excel as a travel agent, I started my own company and grew it to be an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner with the designation DIAMOND level by the Walt Disney Travel Company. 25 years, top tier.
During 25 years I watched paper airline tickets go to e-docs, After 911 I experienced brick and morter agencies close, and ultimately go to home based. Bringing to the travel industry a new online presence, and the birth of the “outside sales agent”. The birth of social media, digital marketing and more computer than I could keep up with. Fast forward to today, you can imagine how building a website, 25 years later, can be a bit challenging for especially with the current environment we’re in with a global pandemic.
This book goes into detail of owning your own travel agency and how to navigate through unchartered waters but to still be successful. I’ll go into details about how to have the best knowledge to be as successful as possible when selling dream vacations to clients!