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Travel Agent Real Talk: Why You Became an Agent, Part 2

Every agent has a different story of how they got to where they are today. Your stories are so interesting and serve as great inspiration for new agents, experienced agents and people dabbling in the industry, so we just had to share more. Check out part 1, just in case you missed it.

“I have been terrified to fly my entire life. At the ripe old age of 46, some friends happened to invite us to Mexico. I conquered my fear, with tears taking off, and went to Cancun. I loved it! I have since gone to Cancun two more times. Chicago, Vegas twice, San Diego and Costa Rica. I decided that I would put my love of travel to use. Here I am! I want to help others enjoy it as much as I do!”
Shelley W., Luxevo Vacations – Nebraska

“As a child I lived across the street from a couple, the wife was from England, the husband from Denmark. They had 5 daughters, 1 married a man from the Philippines she meet a medical school that became a doctor. My great grandparent came from Portugal. I was born and raised in the home they built. I had an uncle from Italy and married my Italian husband, his father came from Italy. I always love to hear the stories of what it was like in their homeland growing up and wanted to meet people and see the land for myself. Becoming a travel agent gave me the opportunity to do this and to make my clients dreams come true as well. I have loved my job ever since!”
Karen G., Absolutely Love Travel – New Hampshire

“I did 20 years in the Navy and seen a lot of the world. And when we would pull into a new place, everyone onboard was so excited to go explore. The moral of a person would change like Christmas morning. And I love to hear that excitement and feel it as well. That is why I became a travel agent.”
Doreen C., Traveling Toes – Virginia

“I retired from teaching and was restless. My sister said, ‘Why are you helping all your friends with their travel for free? You could make this a new career.’ I was very fortunate Vincent and Maria Dowling agreed with her, and what a journey it has been these past five years!”
Kathy S., Enchanted Memories Travel – Massachusetts

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