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how to open a travel agency
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:09:16 PM »
Hi

Can someone walk me through to process to become a travel agency?
How to get access to GDS ?
How to pick a host agency ?

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 06:17:22 PM »
There is a dedicated thread
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25971.0

But think it over twice, you might want to find a better job

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 06:18:59 PM »
thanks but why do you say so ?

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 06:20:18 PM »
Hi

I was told to post in this thread so id (:

Can someone walk me through to process to become a travel agency?
How to get access to GDS ?
How to pick a host agency ?
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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 06:26:05 PM »
Not worth it . its a dying industry

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 09:44:49 PM »
More headaches then profit
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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 10:47:03 PM »
The few ppl that I found to be somewhat successful are those that are part of a community that patronize their own

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 10:51:31 PM »
Hi

Can someone walk me through to process to become a travel agency?

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
It's a wonderful time to enter travel when the people inside think it's dying.

Don't listen to other people - when you see a good business opportunity, pursue it based on your research.

If you see a path to business success, and good profits, no point listening to others complain - if you have the hustle you can make millions.

I work next to agents who get paid 6 figure salaries - but bring in 4 times their salary for the company they work for every year. 4 long desks with 6 agents on each desk...

If you build your agency right... it can be super successful..

It helps that their clients are the top music stars/actors and CEO's in Hollywood - but hey - just goes to show that those people want Travel Agents.

Good Luck!!!
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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 04:48:10 PM »
you can start as a affiliate first working on your own time and see how it goes
you can pm if you need ideas

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Re: how to open a travel agency
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 05:52:16 PM »
I'll second @rcarentals. If you think you have access to clients who are "top music stars/actors and CEO's in Hollywood" or just really rich clients then it's a great idea. Otherwise there's a lot more promising industries, where you can make more money faster.
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Re: Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 09:58:54 AM »
How do I get a GDS system?
I currently book tickets for many people online and would like to start making a little money while doing it.
Please give me advice.
Thanks

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Re: Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 03:30:01 PM »
Amadeus / Sabre,  prefer Amadeus but have access to both.
Thanks
How did you get access?

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Re: Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 03:32:39 PM »
How do I get a GDS system?
I currently book tickets for many people online and would like to start making a little money while doing it.
Please give me advice.
Thanks

How did you get access?

1) Contact a GDS directly
2) contact a "Host" agency