What Are the Top Questions to Ask When Researching a Host Agency? Q&A
Deciding to become a Dream Vacations Advisor is a great choice for many, but it’s a choice that should be made after extensive research and serious deliberation. With over 30 years in the travel sector, the Dream Vacations team knows you have your own needs and concerns when determining which host agency is best for you.
We spoke with Gina LaFleur and Kay Jacquard, two Dream Vacations Advisors, and their Dream Vacations franchise owner and mentor, Jenifer Breaux, to discuss what they felt are the top questions to ask when seeking a host agency. They suggested that the top 3 questions should be:
How will I be supported as an associate?
“This is important to me. Travel is new for most associates, and they do not want to feel left out. They want to feel reassured that they are not on the journey alone. If they have questions, do they have someone that they can turn to? If they are having a client that is asking for a lot of information, where do they start to search for solutions?”
As a Dream Vacations Advisor, you’ll be furnished with the best support in the business. You’ll be connected with a Dream Vacations franchise owner, who will serve as your mentor as you begin selling travel. Further, the team at HQ offers the tools you need to achieve success, from marketing and lead generation programs to our comprehensive Business Center, to our award-winning Support Services team. We are dedicated to caring for you every step of the way.
Where will I begin after initial training?
“There is so much information that it can feel overwhelming. It is drinking from the proverbial firehose.”
Whether you’re deeply experienced in the travel industry or taking your first leap, there’s so much to learn. Luckily, Dream Vacations offers over 1,500 training courses available online, on-demand, 24/7 – and your franchise owner mentor will assist you as you grow into the role. For example, Jenifer walks her mentees through their first few bookings and teaches them business and marketing skills. Whether your mentor is Jenifer or one of our many other amazing franchisees, you’ll be given the support and care you need to succeed!
When will I be ready to sell on my own?
“This is hard because everyone is different. I practice training them as if I am a client and we rehearse different scenarios, so they become more comfortable. We usually do that for 2 months.”
Everyone grows at their own pace – the Dream Vacations headquarters team and your franchisee/mentor are here to support you as you become more confident working independently. With so many tools and resources, you may find yourself prepared sooner than expected!
Gina and Kay – and their franchise owner/mentor Jenifer – are just 3 shining examples of the Dream Vacations Advisor program. They are joined in success by hundreds of fellow travel lovers who have been able to earn supplemental income, access discounted travel, and experience a flexible, fun opportunity by joining the Dream Vacations Advisor program.
Do you have questions of your own? Want to learn more about our support, training, tools, and more? Visit our website today! https://www.dreamvacationsadvisor.com/ or register for one of our FREE webinars to learn more about how our program works and start your travel advisor career today!