Dear Travel Agents/Advisors,
How many of you have a bucket list that you dream about? Everyone should have one! Otherwise, what is the purpose of life, right? LOL
Seriously, every client could and should have one, but most don’t have a clue where they should start. As a travel agent/advisor, you can help them create one, and also keep tabs on it for them. That way, you’ll know when it is time to reach out and send them the next travel alert, the next great promotion, or the next…..
Let me tell you how I started my bucket list. I have now been to 84 countries, and have a goal of 120.
As many of you know, I was born in Brazil and moved to Los Angeles over 31 years ago. The first time we decided to travel abroad, we wanted to go to countries where we understood and felt comfortable with the language, so we went to Spain and Portugal. We are both fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Our next goal was to see the whole of Europe, and we did it, most of it at least.
Then, my next wish was to see the 7 Wonders of the World, and I did.
After that, my next dream was to reach all continents.
Now, it is getting to my goal of visiting 120 countries.
And then what? Right now, I want to go to countries that are farther away from home since I have a good health and I am only 56 years old. On my bucket list for when I get much, much older is to get to all 50 states of the U.S., since I could get to many by car.
Well, have you ever written down your bucket list and why you want to do those things? For sure, this is a good exercise. It makes you humble, gives you gratitude and teaches you about yourself, your life. You’ll also learn geography, and maybe some history if you wish. Writing it all down keeps you grounded, while at the same time, allows you to dream.
Once you have created a bucket list for yourself, share that gift with your client. Help them to create their own bucket lists. It will teach you and your clients a lot about each other. I can guarantee you, you will then have a client for life, because you’ve shown them how much you care for them.
A bucket list is the gift that keeps on giving.
Will you try?
With love and gratitude,