How to become a Disney travel agent?
I love reading your site, and I think that it would be fair to say that I love Walt Disney World as much as you do. My husband and I were just wondering how could I become a Disney World Travel so I could put my obsession with Disney to good use? I'm not currently a travel agent, but I do have a bachelor's degree. Any advice? Thanks a ton!
Become a Disney World Travel agent and shine the light ...
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Dad's it's not all fun and games Answer
My best advice for you about your desire to become a Disney World Travel Agent is don't do it. Yes, I'm being a bit facetious, but I'm also a bit serious Let me explain.
The Good Part - being a Disney World Travel Agent means you are always talking about, thinking about reading about the best vacation destination in the solar system. When you go on vacation to Walt Disney World it's tax deductible research. And the it's just a lot of fun.
The Bad Part - Disney is your biggest competitor. Disney spends bazillions on advertising every year. They don't advertise saying contact your travel agent for more details. They say go to our website and book your vacation with us. They also pay less than any other vacation provider commission wise. (Enough whining.)
So how do you go about becoming a Disney World Travel Agent. It's easy and hard. It's pretty easy to become a travel agent these days. I won't go through the whole process but the way I did it was to go to the bookstore and buy a book on how to do it. I found a local agent I could work with and learned the ropes. That's probably the best way to work through an established agent and let them show you the ropes.
Travel Agents are always looking for good people. To be a good agent you have to have a short memory and be able to sell ice to Eskimos. A Disney World Travel Agent needs to know all about Disney World (like Dad does) and to be able to sell it to others. Can you sell Disney to your friends?
Dad's Bottom Line
Rae, being a Disney World Travel Agent is hard work. Even the best agencies have about a 10% success rate. You'll be disappointed just about every day. But it is a whole lot of fun!