How to Become a Luxury Travel Advisor
Becoming a luxury travel advisor with LuxRally Travel is a great way to combine your passion for travel and adventure with making a living. There are many advantages to becoming a LuxRally Travel Advisor, such as financial and career growth, flexibility, travel opportunities, and much more.
Here's what you need to do to become an experienced travel advisor:
Research Host Agencies
There are many host agencies to choose from, and not all are created equal. Some host agencies simply provide infrastructure, while others offer basic training. LuxRally Travel offers comprehensive training and continued mentorship to those we believe want to turn their luxury travel advisor aspirations into a full-time, six-figure career. Apply for LuxRally Travel's free online travel advisor training program to get started.
Establish a Network
Building relationships is essential for luxury travel advisors. You must regularly connect with both industry professionals and potential clients. Take the time to create connections within your personal and professional communities so that you can start referrals and keep up with trends in luxury travel. Join various online communities of other travel advisors who specialize in luxury destinations and connect with other agents in your host agency. At LuxRally Travel, our agents often help each other with hotel recommendations and booking tools via group chats and weekly meetings.
Seek Professional Development
As a Luxury Travel Advisor, it is essential to stay up-to-date on industry developments, resources, and trends so your advisees can quickly make informed decisions. Investing time in continuing education is critical for developing your skills and networking opportunities while keeping you engaged in this ever-changing industry. LuxRally Travel invites speakers from luxury hotel brands to give presentations and Q&As during their weekly meetings; this is especially beneficial for beginner travel advisors. One-on-one mentorship with our VP of Sales is always available to LuxRally Advisors, along with weekly AMAs with David Eisen, believed to be the highest-grossing single travel advisor in the world.
Participate in Social Media Platforms
Utilizing social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn will help you establish yourself as an expert in the luxury travel sector by building trust amongst potential customers as well as informing them about specials or promotions. Announcing your career to your existing network is critical to building momentum for your future success. Remember, everyone travels and therefore, everyone is a potential client. Regardless of your community's background, whether they're spending $200 a night or $2,000 a night on hotels, your friends, family and business associates are a key place to start in building a client base.
Becoming a Luxury Travel Advisor with LuxRally Travel may seem intimidating, but our course is designed for beginners. We've developed a full scope curriculum, community and mentorship program to get you started. If you take the necessary steps post training, such as establishing professional networks within the industry, pursuing learning opportunities related to luxury travel and participating actively on relevant social media platforms then success won't be far away!