One of the most profitable business sectors is tourism and it seems that owning our own travel agents can be a great idea for building our own business. Regardless of severe financial crisis and inflation, tourism still rules where everyone cannot seem to avoid traveling, whether it is for family purposes or business trips. The existence of travel agents is stronger than ever, especially because of so many interesting offers from various airlines’ and cruises’ companies about discounted or low price. So, where can we start?
The first thing to do is preparing to have channels to several airlines, cruises, trains and buses companies that offer online selling. This is one of the most effective starts because we only have to prepare computer or laptop, good internet service and several amount of money to pay in advance before clients make payment.
When we find out that it goes smoothly, then we can start expanding our services into package deals offering. This time, we should find connection with various hotels and tourism resorts that mostly promote their services and facilities through special packages. We should be creative enough in mixing the package deals with the correlated airline companies’ service and tourism resorts or hotels. This is proven very effective because many tourists do not want to find any hassle in buying plane tickets and they still have to find places to stay on the desired destination.
The next important thing is maintaining good relationships and service to loyal clients because it is easier to get clients instead of maintaining them. When clients find out about our good services, they will share this good news to relatives and friends—both offline or through social media networks. So, it is important expand our business website into good layout along with direct links to our Twitter or Facebook accounts so that website visitors can see reviews and testimonials from clients.