While becoming a travel agent, some programs can be costly and lengthy. The path to becoming a travel agent may include certifications, degrees or just plain old experience. Experts reveal which route will help future travel agents get the best start in the business.
Most of the experts interviewed believed that certificates were over-rated for travel agents. In fact, the majority did not have certification themselves. The general thinking is that such certificates are over-priced and do not necessarily improve the work of the travel agent. Certificates can be nice for show but they do not indicate how experienced a travel agent is.
Experts agree that degrees can be helpful in the travel business. However, a degree is a huge commitment and cost so it is important to consider whether or not it is worth it. A degree in business, marketing could be important for running a travel agency. Degrees psychology or communications can help the agent better relate to clients and figure out their needs.
Travel agents agree that the best course of action to take if one wants to be a travel agent is to do a self-study. Working for a travel agency rather than getting the information from a textbook can be valuable for learning how to handle the daily stresses that come with running an agency. Working in a travel agency is about adapting to daily situations. Work experience gives a future travel agent the first-hand knowledge of how to remain flexible under pressure.
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What are the best course/certification to become a travel agent in Canada?