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Whether you're an experienced agent or starting a new career in the exciting Travel Industry, Goulds Travel provides everything you need to successfully operate as an Independent Travel Advisor.
We offer marketing tools, business development, and agent support to grow and elevate your business. By leveraging our resources and buying power, you can effectively be more profitable working with us versus going at it alone.
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Increased Commissions

As a team member, you will have access to some of the highest commission tiers with most suppliers in our industry, from Tour Operators to Cruise Lines, to Travel Protection companies, to excursion providers, and many more!
Let us know who your top supplier partners are and we will provide you with our agency commission tiers so you can compare the earning potential!
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Team

Building

The extensive hours in our offices creates a longing for a "team" environment -- that's why we're here!
 
We work together by hosting team meetings, providing accountability, and establishing goals, marketing plans, and sales strategies! We also offer a discount for the Recognized Travel Advisor certification through Travel Advisor Resource Center (TARC).
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Business Development

We are here to help answer questions, provide assistance, and give you access to supplier seminars and business development managers (BDMs) to boost your sales to the next level!
Advisors have access to FAM Trips, and all team members will have direct access to online forums, as well as complimentary membership to the Travel Agent Mastermind Alliance!
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Technological Advances

Technology is always changing, but we are here to help through Social Media, Blogging, and Basic Web-Design.
Each team member will be provided with a customer relations manager (CRM) for their database and invoicing. We also have access to e-mail marketing platforms, agent-based websites, online booking engines, professional certifications, and more...!
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Affiliate

Partnerships

As a Blended Agency, Goulds Travel has created an extensive network of industry partners that includes: host agencies, suppliers, tourism non-profits, training programs, and more! 
Utilizing our independent resources, as well as those of our host agency,
Travel Planners International (TPI), we have created an opportunity for our team to grow and flourish effectively.
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Professional

Organizations

The travel industry has so many great organizations to help the travel agent community. We have partnered with some of the best organizations in the industry and continue to support the growth and sustainability of travel and tourism around the world.
 
One particular group we recommend all of our advisors to check out is Sales Strategies for Travel Professionals.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

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Associate Advisors

Associate Advisors use our established brand with hands-on marketing assistance and mentoring to kick-start their travel career.
  • SAVE VALUABLE TIME / NO STRESS PLANNING
    Our team has invested the time and effort in learning about a wide variety of cruise lines, hotels, and tours to better match you with the right accommodations and travel style to meet your individual needs. This helps save you hours of time and anxiety trying to research all of the different options available to you! We work with a number of different travel suppliers to coordinate each piece of your trip, and we have strong connections in the industry. So, whether you have issues while in destination, or special requests before you go, we can help to make sure every part of your trip is pre-planned and ready for your arrival!
  • NO HIDDEN FEES
    Those "too good to be true" travel deals are usually exactly what you would expect them to be. We've heard countless times where travelers show up to a hotel and additional fees are requested that the client never even knew about! These might be local taxes, exchange rate issues, or all-inclusive package "add-ons" that were never discussed. When you book with Goulds Travel, there are no hidden fees. All expenses will either be prepaid or you will be advised as to what will be due upon arrival.
  • PAYMENT PLANS & LOW DEPOSITS
    If you are planning your vacation more than 6 months in advance, we provide the option to secure your trip with low deposits and make payments along the way, rather than paying it in full at the time of booking. Please be aware that deposits may be higher depending on the supplier we use, but our team will inform you of the different payment options available!
  • MONEY SAVINGS
    That's right! Working with us can actually SAVE you money, even with our Research & Design Fee! Our goal is to match you with the best vacation experience possible, and we have the industry knowledge, resources, and expertise to get you the most bang for your buck! We know, and have personally experienced, so many different cruise lines, hotels, and tours to match you with the right accommodations and travel style to meet your individual needs. This helps save you hours of time and anxiety trying to research all of the different options available, and helps eliminate the possibility of wasting money on something you may not like.
  • FOCUSED ATTENTION ON YOUR PRIORITIES
    We will help you determine what will make this trip special, offering unique activities/excursions, while keeping your vacation goals in mind, thus providing you with recommendations and an itinerary crafted just for you. From the moment you book with us until you travel, we are constantly checking on your reservation (an average of 5 times) to make sure your flight schedules have not been updated, seats are assigned (when possible), and even emailing the hotel(s) to let them know of your bedding requests and special occasions ahead of your arrival. A few weeks prior to departure, we work to ensure everything is lined up and you are fully prepared for your vacation!
  • OUR CONNECTIONS & LONG-TERM INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS
    Resorts, cruise lines, and hotels value the travel advisors that work with them. The suppliers we use often have a "no-walk policy" or a "first to rebook policy" meaning that by booking through us and our preferred suppliers, you will likely be given more attention over someone who booked through a conventional online method (like Expedia). You will also receive added value by booking with us which may come in the form of additional perks, added amenities, or even better room locations than those who booked online.
  • SUPPORT A SMALL BUSINESS, FRIEND, FAMILY, AND YOUR COMMUNITY
    In many cases, big travel companies do not support other small businesses or the local communities. As a local business, you will have peace of mind that you won't be passed around some call center when you have questions or problems arise. We will work with you on an individual basis, fighting for you every step of the way. We work with YOU, not for the travel companies, so our focus is on advocating for our clients and our business if it comes to it.
  • DURING TRAVEL SERVICE
    We are here for you! Many of the travel suppliers we work with offer 24/7 in-destination "during travel" support to ensure you have the proper coverage to make changes in an instant. However, we are your added layer of protection to walk you through any questions you may have, saving you the hassle of figuring out what to do or going at it alone!
  • TRAVEL DESIGN
    We offer a complimentary consultation by phone or Zoom to chat about your vacation and help walk you through our process more in-depth, if needed. Please keep in mind that many of our suppliers provide negotiated, contracted "Package Pricing" which means we will not be able to provide individual component pricing. Trip/package pricing will not be provided until after the Research & Design Planning Fee has been retained by Goulds Travel to plan your vacation with us. Please note: when comparing itineraries "apples to apples", 9 times out of 10, our price and package is the same, if not cheaper, than booking online!
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New to the industry?

I've never sold travel professionally, but I want to learn how to!
I've gone through some training, but I don't have many bookings.
Ask about our Business Builder Program to help jump-start your career in the travel industry. After completing our intensive coursework, you will obtain the Recognized Travel Advisor (RTA) certification through Travel Advisor Resource Center (TARC) and jump-start your career toward success!
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