At over a billion dollars, the travel industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Our experts take you step by step as you embark on your most exciting adventure--starting a business. Discover success as an independent travel or specialty tour professional offering unique opportunities--in both geography and market niche--that even online discount travel sites can’t compete with.
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Covers: Hot travel markets including: business, leisure, adventure, honeymoons, family, men only, women only, seniors, and more Designing and pricing your services and packages Managing your finances Using efficient software systems and mobile technology for daily operations Complying with security regulations for domestic and foreign travel Advertising and promoting online and in print Growing your business
From finding clients to delivering a trip of a lifetime and everything in between, learn what you need to know to become a high-flying success!