The most common way to start as a travel agent is to find work with a travel agency and train on the job.
A good general standard of education would be helpful, including some GCSEs (A-C).
Employers will want to see that you are enthusiastic, and have the right personal qualities for the job.
Is it hard to become a travel agent?
Becoming A Travel Agent ~ The TruthYou don’t become one, because you pay someone a fee. You also don’t become a travel agent online just because you have a laptop at home and sign a form with some company, who says you can sell travel. Being a travel agent is hard work, long hours, and [frequently] low pay.
How much does it cost to be a travel agent?
1. Non-Franchise Travel Agency Startup Costs: For travel agents who are hosted, have their own accreditation or were aligned with a consortium, the average startup cost was $1,563. The range of travel agency start ups costs for agents with a host agency was $0-$15,000.
Why do you want to become a travel agent?
1) You have a passion for travel AND helping othersRather, a much better reason to become a travel agent is to channel your passion for travel in the direction of sharing whatever life changing results you have realized through travel to others.
Do you have to pay to become a travel agent?
Licensing fees:This is ABOVE the typical fees you’ll need to pay to form any sort of small business. A handful of states require travel agents to obtain a seller of travel license before they can sell travel.