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5 mistakes travel agents make and how to avoid them

The first step to becoming a better travel agent is to understand what you are doing wrong and how you can avoid making mistakes that affect your business. Check if you're avoiding the 5 mistakes on this list!

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5 mistakes travel agents make and how to avoid them

  1. 1. 5 Mistakes travel agents make and how to avoid them
  2. 2. •  Reflect bad on your business •  Drive you out of the market •  Involve you in legal trouble if certain legal requirements in the contracts signed with the customers aren’t met DOING A POOR JOB AS A TRAVEL AGENT CAN: BLOG.TTS.COM
  3. 3. So what are the top 5 mistakes travel agents make and how can you avoid them? BLOG.TTS.COM
  4. 4. •  MISTAKE: not organizing your business’ ducks in a row before you begin to organize significant portions of other people’s lives •  SOLUTION: have all the start-up paperwork done, learn how the industry works, get trained with professionals 1 – NOT EDUCATING YOURSELF BLOG.TTS.COM
  5. 5. •  MISTAKE: have a passive style of advertising or non-advertising; waiting for clients to come to you •  SOLUTION: convince your clients that you are worth of their time and money by delivering a personalized and human touch they can’t get from technology 2 – HAVING A PASSIVE BUSINESS STYLE BLOG.TTS.COM
  6. 6. •  MISTAKE: attempting to go solo in a competitive market puts you at a significant disadvantage •  SOLUTION: spend time of service working for a related industry or as part of a travel agency organization to gain experience but most of all name and recognition 3 – GOING SOLO BLOG.TTS.COM
  7. 7. •  MISTAKE: not being available for your clients whenever they need you due to time differences or other considerations •  SOLUTION: use solutions like Travelport Mobile Agent that allows you to be available to your clients at all hours of the day and night to meet their every need 4 – NOT BEING AVAILABLE BLOG.TTS.COM
  8. 8. •  MISTAKE: a single mistake can ruin an entire trip for your client and it’s very easy to mistake a single-digit especially when you’ve been looking at numbers, pricing and fares •  SOLUTION: triple-check everything you do! 5 – NOT TRIPLE-CHECKING EVERYTHING BLOG.TTS.COM
  9. 9. Follow these simple tips and you will become a travel agent to whom your clients will return to again and again BLOG.TTS.COM
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