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Do you have a passion for travel?
Are you currently working as a travel advisor?
Are you a self-employed travel sales professional?
At The Travel Agent, our staff’s success is well documented. Since 1979 we have been providing exceptional experiences to our clients. Our team is uniquely qualified and professional. Each of us has traveled the world and we are inspired each time we travel. All of our employees and independent contractors feel a sense of contribution and gratification.
The Travel Agent is widely known among the industry's top travel professionals. We are looking for employees and independent contractors who will support and further our mission of success.
Join the TTA Family as an Independent Consultant
Our Program for Independent Consultants is an exciting operation. We offer the latest technology and support combined with nationally recognized magazines and publications. We offer client relationship tools as well as email and direct marketing resources.
There are so many reasons our program is considered "best in class". Here are a few:
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Testimonials from a few of our agents about working for The Travel Agent, Inc.:
Gloria Monsey: Custom Travel
"This letter is reflective of my complete support in my recent associate with Mr. Mark Moorhead and The Travel Agent, Inc. It is one of the best moves I have made in my profession and it has turned out to be much better than I had originally anticipated. Mr. Moorhead has more than met my expectations. He has been more than fair with me and has allowed me to keep my autonomy. I feel so welcome whenever I call into his office."
Pat Jevorutsky: Travel by Pat
"I joined the Travel Agent in 1997 as an inside agent. In 2000 my husband was transferred to St. Louis, MO. I have remained an
Independent Contractor ever since. I was anxious about the distance at first but that has not been an issue. I just miss my friends at The Travel Agent."
What life is like as a luxury travel advisor
For a select group of fortunate Americans, the quest for better is all about doing what you love and getting paid for it! We've been talking to some people who have "dream jobs," you know, the type of career you never knew existed because it sounds so cool. Or maybe it just sounds like too much fun, so you think, "how can I get that job?" Well after reading this article and watching the short video and you still feel that way give Mark a call.
Ansley Thomas has one of those jobs. She's a luxury travel planner. She travels around the world to experience the most luxurious destinations so that she can find the perfect fit for each of her clients.
Like The Travel Agent, Inc. in Carmel Indiana, Ansley Thomas is a luxury travel agent with Virtuoso, a full-service travel firm that works with both corporate and leisure consumers. Thomas gets to jet-set around the world, getting to know every corner of various destinations so she can use her knowledge to plan the perfect trip for her clients. Is that a dream job or what?
Of course, such a packed travel schedule comes with some drawbacks. Here, she explains why the perks outweigh the cons.
How did you decide to become a luxury travel agent?
Ansley Thomas: I have always loved to travel, and did a lot of traveling with my family growing up. When I was switching careers in 2009, I spoke to someone in this industry and realized that there was a "new age" of travel agents emerging, all based around personal relationships and personal experience, so it seemed like a natural fit.
What is the best perk of your job?
Ansley: Traveling to destinations around the world, experiencing them, so I can create trips for clients that fit their personalities and interests. And along with the travel, I get to meet people from all over the world.
What is the biggest challenge of your job?
Ansley: Since travel is something I'm so passionate about, at times, it can be difficult to balance work and life.
What is the biggest misconception about your job?
Ansley: People think it is going to cost them extra to use a travel professional. In reality, due to SmartFlyer's reputation in the industry, our personal contacts allow me to add value to my client's trips.
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned on the job?
Ansley: Travel and tourism is a central economic factor in many countries. The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates travel and tourism represents more than 9% of the world's GDP and accounts for 255 million jobs. So by encouraging people to travel, not only am I creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, I am contributing to the world's overall economy.
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How do I get the job?
If you are truly interested in Travel as a career, contact Mark Moorhead MARK@TTA.TRAVEL or call 317-846-9619 x 1 to discuss the benefits offered by our 35 year old Luxury Travel Agency.
Mark D. Moorhead, CTC
The Travel Agent, Inc.
Main Office: 317-846-9619
630 W. Carmel Dr. Suite #150
Carmel, IN. 46032
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