Any Freelance Travel Consultant who is passionate about traveling, travel business, wish to enhance others' travel experiences and choose to run their own travel businesses from home / personal workspace, or any place of their choice, now have an amazing opportunity to grow and expand with Lufthansa City Center Travels & Rentals.
With the support of the LCC-TNR system tools, global brand recognition, and a strong support, a freelance travel consultant will now be equipped with latest travel insights and services in order to support his / her customers. This is a wonderful opportunity for the professional who has reasonable contacts and looking for an option to work from own periphery.
Can anyone become a freelance travel consultant?
Certainly! Any individual with a passion for travel business and willing to grow independently with the support of an international brand can become a freelance travel consultant. However, if you have a travel industry background with a strong a strong customer service mindset then you will have lot of advantages as well.
But beyond that it is highly essential that you need to continuously update yourself through learning and studying industry trends, latest updates coming in from various stakeholders of travel industry and deliver better service. This is a mantra to build a successful career.
How do freelance travel consultants find clients?
It is not hard to find clients in the time of digital era. When businesses are transforming online, transactions are going digital it is more likely that you will find potential customers on the digital platforms.
If you can build a professional website then your job is half done, promote your website in various social media platforms and travel-related forums from where you can drive traffic to your website. Else, create a strong profile in social media channels, start networking and promoting your services. There are several groups where you can also connect with other service providers and get better deals from them.
Are there any downsides to being a freelance travel consultant?
Every business has challenges. In case of independent travel consultant, you have to handle yourself all the key aspects of business i.e. business networking, marketing, finance management, customer servicing and other administrative activities.
But at the same time you will also get support from Lufthansa City Center Travels & Rentals who will guide you through your activities and help you to achieve better results.
Is it necessary to have prior travel industry experience?
Having prior experience in the travel industry is certainly an advantage but not a prerequisite. With excellent business acumen, strong customer database and dedicated networking skills you will be able to handle travel business even if you are not from the industry.
Before starting the business, research well, interact with successful professionals / industry leaders and set your goals.
Which skills are required for a freelance travel consultant?
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, solid relations with suppliers like, hotels, car rentals, and other travel aggregators, and a sound understanding of travel destinations and logistics.
Good planning and execution are equally important for running a successful freelance travel consulting business. At the same time, you need to stay updated with latest travel trends and technology which are also essential for better customer services.