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Do I Really Need a Travel Agent Certification?

May 25, 2023 | Launch a travel business, Aspiring travel agents, Travel Business

One of the questions I hear all the time is, “Cyndi, do I really need a travel agent certification?” 🤔

The answer, technically, is no. You don’t. There are a bajillion travel agents out there who have not been through any certification program and have nothing they can stamp on their website to show their credentials. All they do is declare, “hey folks, I’m a travel agent now” and hope for the best.

There are so many problems with this approach that can be resolved with the proper training and development a good certification program provides. For instance, you can find yourself trying to figure out the ins-and-outs of the travel business on your own as you go along. This is inefficient at best, and can open you up to liability for mistakes if things go wrong. Definitely something to avoid.

In my new 📽️ video, “Do I Really Need a Travel Agent Certification?” I talk about some of the real, tangible benefits you can get from travel agent certification. I also explain why skipping this part when you’re building your travel business can lead to complications, confusion, mistakes, and inefficiency, among other things. To hear my thoughts on the benefits of certification, just take a look at the video.

Click here to watch on YouTube!

I hope you’ll watch this video and strongly consider the benefits of travel agent certification. Taking the steps to get certified is an investment in your future. It shows a commitment to building your travel business the right way. And believe me, your clients will appreciate your professionalism and the level of service they get from you, and they’ll keep coming back to you because of it.

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