Thank you for your interest in working with Vacations with Kids. We are currently accepting applications for independent travel consultants. Please fill out the form below, all fields are required.
We are not looking for hobbyists that want to travel. We are looking for team members with the entrepreneurial spirit that can think outside the box that has a passion to succeed. We are looking for candidates that connected to their communities, active on social media, are well-spoken and can communicate effectively, and have previous sales experience or understanding of the travel industry would be ideal. If you pass this initial screening we will reach out to you for additional information and provide you with some next steps in the process.
The Travel Agent Next Door has many unique benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Starting with — you will get paid twice a month, just like a regular job! Yes that’s right! You will never feel like you are on your own, you are part of a community of travel agents who you can reach out to at any time. Meet other agents on social platforms. Access our help desk about absolutely any question you may have. You will enjoy regular marketing tools sent to your customers on your behalf. Being top of mind with your customers is important in travel.
You will learn the business from professionals who have been in the industry a long time, using professional textbooks and training materials that you can refer to over and over again. You will have access to the training program of the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) where you will learn such skills as how to make money selling travel.
Worried about customers? The Travel Agent Next Door guarantees the number of sales leads you will receive based on the learning program you sign up for. You will have your very own, customized website with six booking engines branded with your name. And, our agents have access to health benefits, and the benefit of a focused supplier strategy. Best of all? We offer the ability to retain a far greater share of commissions – up to 100%. That is more than any other host agencies offer.
Please find some of the key points to consider as you make this very important decision:
All our marketing is included in your fees. And we do the marketing for you so that you can concentrate on selling travel. Our marketing uses multiple channels such as direct mail, e-marketing, e-newsletters and social media platforms. We know how important it is for you to keep in regular contact with your customers.
We offer you the ability to have health and dental coverage for you and your family.
Your own Personal Website:
We create your very own, bookable website and this is included in your fees! We have six booking engines that include Hotel, Car, Cruise, Packages, Insurance and Excursions. And we keep your site content updated for you!
Our training is delivered live via webinar as well as in a classroom setting. We supply you with textbooks and workbooks from an accredited training institute. We have elected not to use GDS systems such as Sabre or Apollo as these are complex to learn and would take up most of your training time. You won’t need them to do your job and we don’t want to slow you down.
Our contract is renewable annually and we will always notify you in plenty of time before your renewal is coming up. And we don’t put any restrictions on you if you choose to leave our network.We don’t charge you extra fees for marketing, for your website, or for your telephone system.
Our ongoing support
We have a support team dedicated exclusively to supporting our new agents.
When you join The Travel Agent Next Door you become your own boss! You can work from home. You can choose your hours. Your commute is a few steps. Working from home will save you money and you will also enjoy tax breaks as well as a good work life balance.
You will travel to places you only dreamed of. You’ll be the envy of all your friends. You will attend fun industry events. You will never stop learning! And while you concentrate on selling travel, we will have your back! We provide the booking systems you’ll need, the accounting system, the ongoing support, your own website and the industry’s best marketing tools.
to start + incentives at higher levels of performance. Our Oakville location requires a rotation of Saturdays. Some home based shifts covering the website for nights and weekends in rotation.
Your travel history will be promoted on our website to generate calls and enquiry in addition to servicing the vacation bookings of walk in prospects and customers.
Travel agency consultant experience booking vacation packages, cruises, tours, and flights is required. Computer literacy (adept navigation of windows, web browsers, typing skills) is required.