Jacob Marek, Travel Pulse
PHOTO: Do your due diligence when opening a travel agency so your crucial first year goes relatively smoothly. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
While traveling to the stunning national parks of southern Utah a few years ago, I realized that my career in marketing was no match for my insatiable appetite for travel. Having been inspired by countless success stories of travel agents who built businesses around their personal experience, I knew that I could put my own travels to good use for others.
And you can, too!
Many creative entrepreneurs see plenty of opportunity in becoming a specialized travel agent, with the overwhelming confusion created by myriad online travel websites. This career path is appealing to those looking for a second (or third) career in life, while many Millennials are just beginning to embark on their journey in the travel industry.