Want to Join the team?
We are now hiring qualified Independent Travel Advisors.
If you are looking for mentorship and support, our small team of advisors might be the perfect place for you.
Do your friends and family view you as a destination expert? Are you always helping to plan their trips?
Do you have an outgoing and enthusiastic personality? Are you ready to connect and network to meet some incredible travelers?
Are you looking for a flexible, work from home (or the beach) career where you can make your own hours?
Maybe it's time to consider getting paid to do that job!
Lauren’s mentorship program, along with the process of getting set up with suppliers, was seamless and was more valuable than I could ever ask for. All of the advisors on the team are so supported and cared for - both by Lauren and by each other. We cheer each other on, answer each other’s questions, and have the BEST time together on our team Zoom calls and when we’re together in person for FAM trips. Joining Travel With Character was, hands down, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Travel With Character® LLC specializes in concierge planning for family destinations. We are well know for our theme park planning, but we also plan other family vacations, (resorts, tours and cruises worldwide), and are always looking to grow those numbers. We call ourselves travel "Advisors", as we go much further beyond the click-and-book. We give our guests concierge level service and guidance before, during and after travel. Our goal is to make clients for the long-run and advise them with every trip their family takes! It's all about customer service and relationship building. We pride ourselves on being experts in our specialties. There are opportunities to specialize in specific destinations or niches as well.
-Have a strong knowledge of family destinations, including theme park, all-inclusive resorts, cruises, custom international travel.
-Communicate well both via Zoom, phone and email with clients. Have the ability to respond quickly to clients and the owner.
-Are detail oriented and can read and understand the "fine print" of Terms and Conditions and policies. Those which will keep up to date with the ever-changing safety protocols of today.
-Have an enthusiasm and passion for travel
-Desire to build a large client base and have personal sales goals. There may occasionally be opportunity for agency leads, but you are responsible for building your overall book of business.
-Have a creative-side; some examples being graphic design, social media reels, music, photography, art, etc.
As an Independent Contractor you will make your own hours, use your own supplies, invest in your own tools to use and grow your business, and run your business as your own under our the umbrella of our Brand. It is a customer service and sales job, but also a great way to work-from-home, make your own hours, and build your business at your own pace.
There are currently 4 advisors on the team from all over the US, and we like to keep our group small so that each advisor has personal attention and mentorship. My advisors are also my "clients" and it is important to see them succeed.
For those who have no prior experience as a travel advisor, I offer a small group Zoom training program. Applicants must complete this program before I consider them as an independent contractor. The program takes at most 60 days to complete and will take you through the tools needed to book and plan vacations. It is taught through the lens of our company's brand and systems processes, combined with Supplier training. I'm pretty flexible on the times we meet to do the training sessions, and there might be up to 4 additional trainees in your group. Completing the program does not guarantee you an opportunity to work with our agency, but that is the ultimate goal if it is a good fit for both parties.
This program is by invitation and is a $300 investment
Next program begins January 2024
Applicants reviewed on a rolling basis
Resources we provide
Private portal for advisors to track sales, register their bookings and discover resources
No annual fees or required CRM*
(*There will be other tools you will invest in independently to run your business.)
Agency holds licensing and bonding in 3 states that require a Seller of Travel (CA, WA, FL*)
(*IC license additional for the state of FL)
License to use our trademark, logos, brand
Educational opportunities (FAMs, Bimonthly Zoom)
Travel Leaders Network consortium resources
Established industry connections
Mentorship and private Facebook group
Individual CLIA card (with earning requirement.)