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.
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!
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).
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!
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...!
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.
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 organization we recommend all of our advisors to check out is Engage Tourism.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Let's start by picking the plan that is right for you!
Hosted Advisors use their own brand with the assistance of our business coaching / mentoring to grow or establish their agency.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Travel Agent?
A Travel Agent, more formally known as a Travel Advisor, is a person who simplifies the time-consuming and complicated process of planning travel for their customers in addition to providing consultation services and travel packages.
What makes a good Travel Agent?
Travel agents have to wear many hats and be able to handle many different situations. The best travel agents are typically well educated in their field. No, this does not mean that you need to have a doctorate degree in travel or tourism. It means that they should be open-minded and willing to learn about new destinations and experiences around the world. They have obtained professional certifications and have resources to better assist their clients. They also need to learn to communicate effectively, be well-organized, and usually self motivated.
Is becoming a Travel Agent a smart career move?
Tourism accounts for 1-in-10 jobs worldwide and is part of almost every industry. Becoming a Travel Agent is a lot of work, but it is also an extremely rewarding career. The more you put into your career, the more you will get out of it. Sending clients on bucket list trips, watching them learn from other cultures, organizing events, or planning weddings are just a few of the great ways that Travel Agents can work with clients. The fact is, people like to travel for personal reasons and many also travel for professional reasons; whatever the reason, they do it best with a trusted Travel Agent!