Becoming a Travel Agent that Sells Disney Vacations
FAQ’s about working from home as a Travel Agent
Thank you for your interest in Pixie Vacations. If you are looking for information on how to become a Travel Agent that sells Disney vacations, it can be confused on how to get started planning Disney vacations as an agent. We would like to help you understand what it takes to be a travel agent that specializes in planning Disney Vacations here at Pixie Vacations and we welcome inquiries at any time, however, the busy nature of our trade may delay our response to you. Please understand that our clients’ and our current agents’ needs come first to us; assessing new independent agents is addressed as quickly as our schedule permits. Before we take on new independent contractor travel agents, we would like you to know what our preliminary requirements are before you will be considered. If you feel that you qualify and these all check out, please write back to hear from us regarding the next step. Many thanks!
We feel it’s important to be experienced as well as knowledgeable when it comes to Disney Destinations. Our agents should have 4-5 visits to the Walt Disney World Resort in the past five years, all staying at different resorts on Disney property.
It’s not a requirement but you should have a Disney Cruise under your belt. You can read all about a Disney Cruise, but it’s very different once you’ve experienced one.
It is a plus to have experienced Disneyland, Aulani, or Adventures by Disney.
What you need to be a “Disney Travel Agent”
-In addition to experience, you must be a US citizen and have no criminal record.
– As an agent of Pixie Vacations, you are representing the whole company. We ask that you are kind and friendly, while at the same time, you have to be professional and serious. For some, this is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, and they have saved for a long time to do it.
– You must have excellent verbal and written skills. You must be organized and have excellent computer skills.
– You will have to determine what will make the best vacation for your clients. The perfect Disney get-away for you might not be the best for your client. You will have to listen to the clients’ wants and needs (and budget), and then make the best recommendations based on what you learn.
– You need to have extensive knowledge of Walt Disney World (tickets, resorts, dining, etc.), theme parks, restaurants, recreation, special events, backstage tours, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and more. Training will help you, but you will need to do a lot of research on your own also. Google is your friend. There are many resources out there, including us, but you have to ask the questions. We encourage our agents to be active in communication.
– You have to have a good sales personality. Although most clients are eager to book a vacation, you still have to be a ‘salesman.’ You need connections and circles with contacts.
– You need a place to draw from and build your business. You can’t just put an ad in the community paper, sit back, and watch the leads roll in.
This takes a lot of work, and we expect sales. We want to see you booking an average of one vacation per month, only to increase with time. This is not a position for the hobbyist.
This post is not meant to discourage you, but we get hundreds of requests each year at Pixie Vacations for travel agent positions. If you have what it takes please contact us at Lisa@PixieVacations.com.