If you are a travel enthusiast who is looking for a side hustle, but not quite sure where to start, then Cruises Inc. is the business opportunity for you. When you join Cruises Inc., you are joining an industry powerhouse that has access to some of the very best rates and the most robust perks available for cruise vacations. That advantage is priceless and when combined with support you receive from a corporate office, you will find being a travel agent can be a very lucrative side hustle.
Jason Maltais is the Sales Manager for Cruises Inc. With more than 16 years of travel sales experience, particularly in the cruise industry, he is your sales mentor on your path to travel agent success. Learn more about Jason and his vision in the below Q&A.
Q: What does it mean to be a Cruises Inc. agent?
A: My vision of a Cruises Inc. agent is someone who is looking to put a couple more dollars in their pocket while selling something fun that they can enjoy. It means becoming a more avid traveler yourself. We have access to travel agent reduced rates, Familiarization trips and more at deep discounts that will open these windows of opportunity for you.
Q: What is the most exciting aspect of joining Cruises Inc.?
A: With Cruises Inc., you work as much or as little as you like from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This allows you to fit Cruises Inc. into your life, not the other way around.
Q: What is your #1 piece of advice for somebody joining Cruises Inc.?
A: Don’t try to do it all at once or be everything to everyone. Multi-tasking is a lie we have all been sold on for a long time. If you focus on one task at a time, you will complete it faster and with more success overall. This allows you to be productive as opposed to just being “busy.”
Q: How do you work with Cruises Inc. agents?
A: I consider my role to be fluid. When people ask me what I do here, my answer is always, whatever it takes. Sometimes I am an advocate, other times I am a liaison. There are times I am a bartender, just without serving the drinks. I lend an ear and listen to whatever is on your mind. I pride myself on being available and responsive and my style is to listen more than I talk. Our relationship is all about you. You are the driver of your own success and can accomplish this by setting goals and crushing them.
And now some questions so you can get to know Jason better!
Q: What is your hometown?
A: Miami, Fla.
Q: What is your favorite city?
Q: What is your favorite part of working in the cruise industry?
A:Helping people find the joys and value built into every cruise vacation!
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I enjoy reading, exercising, fantasy football…and of course, traveling!