Denise Valente of Fort Pierce, Fla. wanted to turn her passion for travel into a career she would love. She became an independent vacation specialist with Cruises Inc. in May 2018 and has never looked back. In fact, Denise says she would have become a travel agent sooner if she knew how rewarding it is to make people’s dreams come true through travel.
Team work makes the dream work
As an independent travel agent, it might seem at first that being a team player wouldn’t be all that important. However, Denise finds that it has been extremely important not only with her customers, but also with suppliers. It requires a delicate balance between the two and one must be able to adapt when needed in order to be the right person at the right time for the many different personalities one encounters. What’s more, even though Cruises Inc. is a network of independent travel agents, there is a sense of family and agents are team players in helping each other out and wanting to see each other succeed.
Take risks and be patient
Denise recommends that new travel agents set realistic expectations in the beginning as it takes time to establish oneself and build a business. She says to have a plan and stick to it, and get your name out there as much as possible through local events and partnership opportunities throughout the community. Denise is active on social media and Google, as well as takes advantage of various marketing opportunities provided by Cruises Inc. She takes as many supplier trainings as possible to build a strong foundation for her home-based business. Denise encourages all entrepreneurs to step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of every opportunity.
You are never alone
Cruises Inc. provides all travel agents with Business Development Managers, and Denise believes this team is an incredible asset in helping her grow her business. She loves having someone to bounce ideas off of and who is there to help you every step of the way. They are not only a mentor, but also Cruises Inc. agent’s biggest cheerleader.
If travel is your passion and you want a business opportunity that takes you to new places, then consider becoming a work-at-home travel agent with Cruises Inc. For more information on the Cruises Inc. business opportunity, visit www.SellCruises.com.