After years of booking travel for family and friends as a hobby, Dr. Bernadette Spriggs realized she needed to start booking travel as a business opportunity where she could reap the rewards. Bernadette joined Cruises Inc. in 2018 and shares insight about the travel agency, as well as tips for travel enthusiasts who are interested in selling travel from home.
What do you like best about being part of Cruises Inc?
I love having the ability to partner with many suppliers for both land-based and cruise trips, as well as the amount of training Cruises Inc. provides to ensure I succeed as a travel agent.
What is the best part about the support you get from Cruises Inc.?
Support Services because they provide step-by-step help for pretty much every situation imaginable. This includes but is not limited to explaining how the marketing programs work and providing guidance on partnering with suppliers. I also love attending the Cruises Inc. National Conference because I have the opportunity to meet fellow travel agents and gain a lot of knowledge by networking.
What is your advice for somebody thinking of becoming a travel agent?
If you love traveling and working with people, then becoming a travel agent is the right choice for you. Make sure you’re passionate about being a travel agent and enjoy research. When you start your travel business, don’t give up if it’s slowly growing. You must have patience and determination.
What is your advice for somebody thinking about joining Cruises Inc.?
Look at all the tools Cruises Inc. offers and how they could benefit your travel business. From marketing, training, support, and other Cruises Inc. agents – the tools are there to help you be successful!
What’s on your bucket list?
Cruising Australia/New Zealand, European River Cruise, and Africa just to name a few.