Home Business: Travel Industry

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

travel-industry-jobsIf you have ever thought helping others plan a vacation would be a great job, you might have a passion for working as a travel agent. There are many ways you can work from home in this industry. Several companies hire people to work as virtual call center agents. From American Express to Carnival Cruise Lines and World Travel Holdings- there are a variety of jobs in the field. While some may require experience, there are plenty that do not.

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However, if you have more of an entrepreneurial spirit and prefer to create your own home based travel agency- you have some unique options.

  • RealWaystoEarnMoneyOnline recently talked about becoming a Disney Vacation Planner from home. These agents are able to offer their services at no cost and are paid by Disney for the referrals! You can read all about an agent’s experience here.
  • WAHJobleads.com also talked about this topic in a recent post about Host Agencies. This is a great way to get your home travel agency off the ground. You can pair up with a quality host agencies to provide the support and professional background of an already established business. This is an interesting way to get your Travel Agency business started.

If you feel a passion for being a travel agent and want to take that interest to the next step toward reality- I suggest you check out both of the posts I linked above. They will give you a good start in the right direction.

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May 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

Hi Miranda! This post/info came at the perfect time for me! I am currently a stay at home mom looking for WAH positions and have experience as Account Manager for cosmetics and other products for Travel/Retail section of the industry. However, after having my daughter I decided to stay home. Can you recommend companies or websites where I can work from Puerto Rico and where I am not required SABRE or any other specific certifications? Starting a business could also be great in the long haul, but do these company provide the certifications necessary? Please kindly assess.