As Head of Sales and Marketing, my job is to get our proposition seen by people interested in starting their own travel business, and then help educate them on how we might be able to help them be successful in doing this.
I’ve entered to run a 33-mile ultra-marathon in October. I’ve never run a marathon, so what made me do this? Well, it sort of comes to setting goals. How should you set goals? Should they be easily achievable or slightly out of reach?
My responsibility is for the growth of our company, so it could be easy to get blinkered by sales, easy to forget my responsibilities for ethical franchising, and just get anyone signed up to get numbers through the door.
I always talk about how much of a relationship we build with our franchisees and the close one to one head office support our franchisees have from us from day one.
Something I’m noticing more and more whilst speaking with people about starting a travel agency, is more and more people are ready to switch careers.
If you’re not passionate about travel and building your own business, keep your money. I truly mean that. Spend it on something you’re passionate about!
Something that makes our proposition for starting your own travel agency stand out in the market, is that we allow you to create your own brand.
Picking a niche doesn’t mean that you’re stuck to that market forever. Being confident about a certain destination or type of holiday will lower your learning curve when starting out.
Helping people start their own businesses, training in everything from logo design, to creating a website and marketing their business, takes a lot of work.
It feels right that as the angle of the earth tilts in our favour toward the sun, the scales of vaccine vs virus start to tilt the way we all want them to, and we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!