From First Responder Hero to Vacation Hero: Police Officer Vernon Hale Takes the Stand for Cruises Inc.
When he’s not fighting crime as a Dallas municipal police officer, Vernon Hale is a vacation superhero creating dream vacations with the original work-from-home travel agency business opportunity Cruises Inc®. Here is a Q&A with Vernon about what it’s like as a work at home travel agent.
Name: Vernon Hale
Location: Dallas, Texas
How long have you been with Cruises Inc?
I began with Cruises Inc. in 2016.
Why did you decide to open a travel agency?
I was always told that “if you do the things you love, you will never work a day in your life.” Therefore, I decided to combine my passion for cruising and creating dreams with a business opportunity.
What attracted you to Cruises Inc.?
I am analytical by nature. Therefore, prior to choosing a host agency I searched the internet, read reviews and looked at training models. Cruises Inc. offered the most flexible options with live or distance learning to fit various learning styles.
What is your one piece of advice for somebody looking to open a travel agency?
Find out how robust the support function of the host agency will be. Having a team of professionals who maintain your website, creates advertisements, keeps up with industry-wide specials, purchases block space discounts, or even just runs credit cards is priceless. Once you open your business, take full advantage of the resources and the headquarters team who are working with you and for you to better your business.
What is your one piece of advice for somebody who recently opened their travel agency?
Training is very important to me so my advice is to take advantage of the host agency’s continuing education process. There is so much more to the travel industry than simply searching and booking travel. Continuing education allows one to learn new techniques you may not have been aware. Plus, it keeps you engaged in all aspects of the travel industry.
What is your favorite thing about being a travel agent?
For me, it is all about creating memories for my client. Travel, in my opinion, is another form of education. It exposes families to other cultures, food, fun and history. Hearing the excitement in my client’s voices upon return, when I have picked the prefect cruise for them, is truly priceless.
What do you love most about Cruises Inc.?
That goes back to training and support. Cruises Inc. constantly works to update my website with the best deals, our operating system books all cruise lines seamlessly and I can always get a quick response from the support team if there are issues. There is no way I could do this without the back-of-the-house professionals working with me.
What is your dream vacation?
Well that’s easy. A cruise around the world seeing various continents, especially in Asia, would be amazing.
In operation since 1982, Cruises Inc. has an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau. Its independent vacation specialists nationwide create seamless vacation experiences, whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour, with the support of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.
For more information about becoming an independent vacation specialist with Cruises Inc., please visit www.sellcruises.com or call 888-462-4992.