As Tzell Travel Group predicts more growth for the industry in 2019, it aims to position itself as a leading travel agency for new recruits with its new Travel Agent Bootcamp and Talent Development team.
“Our goal is to develop a pipeline for new advisors to join Tzell and be successful,” says Monty Swaney, copresident of Tzell Travel. “We are seeing an incredible amount of interest in joining Tzell and becoming travel advisors. We designed the Advisor Bootcamp to train and support those new advisors so they may grow their businesses and reach their goals quickly.”
As a result, Tzell created its Travel Agent Bootcamp aimed at professionals interested in becoming travel advisors who may be new to the travel agency industry, or who are new to running a business. The 10-week program encompasses both classroom and virtual learning with a live instructor. Among the topics, entrants will learn how to use the GDS SABRE.
The Bootcamp training includes everything from geography, suppliers and consortia in the marketplace, and how to build an itinerary to fraud prevention, business planning and goal setting. Assignments will be reviewed by an instructor who will give personalized feedback. Once advisors are onboard and have graduated from the Bootcamp, they will have access to the Talent Development team for continued support in growing their businesses.
“As travel has become more complex, and travelers want more personalized experiences, demand has increased for experienced travel advisors working at the top of their game in both leisure and corporate travel,” says copresident Cindy Schlansky. “We created these opportunities for new advisors with a new coaching support team for our existing advisors to help them maximize their businesses and create plans and ensure they know how to use all the tools at their disposal.”
In addition to the availability of a support team for current advisors, Tzell recently introduced a Leisure Bootcamp for advisors looking to increase their leisure business and has implemented a full-day, immersive, leisure training seminar to provide tips on growing their leisure business, updates on best practices, and new developments in the leisure marketplace.