What would you say if you already knew 2021 was going to be a great year?
With a travel business, you could be earning money now, ready to be paid out next year.
That’s how the travel business works. You sell the holiday now, then get paid when the customer travels.
In the video below, co-founder Paul explains why now is the time to get trained and making your bookings, so that you can be earning before 2021 even starts.
Next year’s bookings are already higher than we’d expect in a normal year.
The busiest travel sales period (called Peaks) normally starts in January and runs for around 8 weeks. You know it because you’ve seen it – every other ad on the TV is for a holiday.
Well things have certainly changed this year. Because 65 million Brits haven’t been able to get away on their normal holidays and now they are desperate to get away as soon as they can.
Fantastic bookings for next year already include this amazing £65k booking to South Africa by consultant partnership Liz & Ian. At 10% average commission, that’s £6,500 already earned from one booking alone.
The fact that the booking is ATOL and ABTA protected is also a factor that builds trust and reduces the risk for all our customers. Personal recommendations also give people that extra reassurance, that booking on a faceless website just doesn’t do.Liz & Ian, Personal Travel Consultants
Why are customers booking now for next year?
Most people already book their holidays early to get the best deals and options that they want. And right now:
- Deposits are low
- Prices are great
- They can pay by Direct Debit
- They really want something to look forward to
- And our consultants are independently rated 5* on Trustpilot
Why people love using their travel consultants
- Peace of mind guarantee – they can change their bookings if they need to
- Getting exactly the right holiday for them – without any nasty surprises
- Someone to look after them if there are problems to sort out
- COVID-19 insurance (we were one of the first companies in the UK to offer it)
Listen to why some of our consultants have done so well over the last few months, with millions of pounds in holidays booked already.
You can also listen to this interview with consultant Nicola Pugh. She talks about how she’s made 161 new bookings for 2021 already, while only doing it part-time.
I think if you do things the right way, ethically and with good morals and that you look after your customers, now is the absolute perfect time. People are looking more to book with travel agents and travel consultants. The feedback that I get from my customers is they don’t want to book online, especially with what’s happened to a lot of the online agents.Nicola Pugh, Personal Travel Consultant
Do you want to be earning now for 2021?
Business is all about timing. As a budding travel business owner, ask yourself this question.
Do you want to be ready, trained and confident now for the inevitable rebound?
Or do you want to wait until there are fewer customers around to get business from, because they’ve already booked their big 2021 holiday with someone else?