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How To Become A Travel Agent and Achieve Rockstar Status

Got What It Takes?

Just the fact that you’re looking into how to become a travel agent is an excellent indication that you’re our cup of tea. Becoming an independent travel agent is an entrepreneurial goldmine if you’ve got the drive and ambition. If the following checklist describes you, you’re ready to rock.

  • You Have a Desire to Be Your Own Boss
  • You’re a Hard-Charging, Passionate Individual
  • You’re Ready to Do What it Takes to Make Your Customers Happy
  • You’re Obsessed with Travel
With Travel Planners International, You Can Be Your Own Boss.

Sound Like You? Then Let’s GO!

You might think becoming an independent travel agent involves an insane amount of training and lots of lonely nights in your home office slaving away to curate incredible experiences for your clients. Nope. Not with us as your Host Agency. As a TPI Family Member, you automatically become a Rockstar. Once you complete your industry training,  you get 24/7 support, the latest and greatest in travel agency technology, an incredible number of supplier connections, a community like no other, and lots of commission in your pocket.

Give Tammy a Call

She’s our agent relations specialist and she’s got all the deets on where to start.

Get Your Training On

It’s not a lot of training, but you do need to complete industry training. Tammy will help.

Sign Up on Our Website

With that training under your belt, you’ll be ready to rock your business with us.

Let’s Have a Chat

We're just on the other end of the phone line, ready to make you a Rockstar. You won't talk to a computer, you'll talk to our awesome Agent Relations Specialist, Tammy.

Choose Your Level

Not into commitment? No biggie. Each of our three levels of membership are month-to-month. You decided. It's your business, we just help you build it.

Rock It

As your Host Travel Agency, we give you access to incredible supplier opportunities, more commissions, tons of support and a community of fellow hard-charging entrepreneurs. Go get it done.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” Robert Frost

Rockstar Success Stories

I started my career like many others, with big dreams and a passion for travel. I opened my business in 2010 as an independent agent — working on my own trying to take on the world. After finding a mentor in the industry, I was introduced to the idea of host agencies. I worked with several host agencies over the years, but joining TPI in 2012 was the best move for my business.

Steven Gould
Goulds Travel

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When you work as a travel agent from home, you are your own boss! It is important to have an entrepreneurial spirit. While becoming a successful travel agent from home may feel slow, a host agency like TPI can support you on your journey to make you successful.

  • As a home-based travel agent, you are your own boss. You get to grow your own small business and create a flourishing side hustle. Yes, you have access to special travel and experience discounts, but these help you research and learn more to book the best experiences for your clients.

  • Referrals and word-of-mouth are bread and butter for a travel agent. Social media, especially groups, are often a source for leads. As your host agency, we help you with email marketing and social media marketing.

  • Being a travel agent can be hard but rewarding work. With the right training and support system, you will learn the ropes with TPI to success in no time! The memories you help your clients create make the hard work worth it all.

  • Industry training is required to be a travel agent. We helps you understand the necessary training and guides you with the steps following your training. For example, we train you on everything from how to book a cruise to how to build an entire European vacation!