Is being a travel agent just a job?


Dear Travel Agent,

Do you still remember the reason you became a travel agent?

I do! Over 25 years ago, with 2 little boys at home, my husband suggested that I become a part-time travel agent so we could take advantage of all the perks and travel as a family.

When I started, the three of us (me, myself and I) had a hard time getting it all together!

I remember telling my husband that I would only do something IF I was going to have fun. I couldn’t imagine myself miserable at a job; praying every week for Friday to come, and cursing Mondays. Nope, that is not me!

I was almost 29 years old, and being young and naive I thought my profession was going to determine my destiny and my happiness. Well, it didn’t take long for us (me, myself and I) to declare and decide that we were in charge!

I was taught by my mother that kindness wins hearts, and caring wins over bitterness. She also taught me that prayer saves you from a lot of cursing. That lady was pretty smart, but God took her when she was only 52 from colon cancer.

I still believe in her teachings and I use them every day.

I have fun most of my days and I believe that working in travel is not just a job.  It’s a calling to help people have fun, and to spread happiness wherever they go. Travel agents help people to successfully see other parts of the world, and feel blessed by that.

How about you? How do you feel about being in this industry? How has it changed you? Let me know in the comments!

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