Why Did You Start Your Business?
Actually, I think the travel business found me. I knew it was time to give up my previous business of selling clothing as I saw the writing on the wall that they were going under (and they did eventually). I was searching for something that was flexible and still gave me the ability to run my own business without having to do it on my own. I knew I didn’t want to try yet another direct sales business but all the other part-time jobs were not exciting or appealing. Then one day, my friend and travel agent posted on Facebook that she was hiring. Instead of passing along the job posting to my network of people like I normally do, I messaged her instead and the rest is history.
What Do People Love About Your Business?
My clients love to have a vacation planning expert guide them and give them the best vacation experience possible. I can provide insider secrets and travel perks like room upgrades and free breakfasts or gifts delivered to your room. I treat every client like a VIP and they get a greater value out of their trip than the dollar amount that they paid. I support them though every step of the vacation planning process and I am even available to be on call in case they need support while they are traveling.
What are people saying about Monica, Your Travel Gal?
“We are absolutely in love with Maui and will for sure go back. It’s truly a paradise! Thank you so much for helping us get there.” ~Roseane~
“In case I haven’t said it recently, we really appreciate how helpful and available you are for our questions. Your insight is vital to making this happen and I’m more excited for this trip knowing so much about it and knowing we can be in touch with you.” ~Victoria~
“At first we were skeptical about using a travel agent. Maybe we thought the modern world had moved past it. We were dead wrong. Monica at Anywhere But Here Travel set us up with the perfect Hawaiian honeymoon that was perfectly on budget in every single way.” ~Marcus~
If you were to start your business all over, what advice do you wish you had received?
I wish I had started with the travel business years ago when I was looking for something to get me out of the house but I think I needed all those experiences first. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Are there any discounts or special offers you would like to offer readers?
$25 off a consultation fee of $200 or less
$50 off a consultation fee of $200-$400
$100 off a consultation fee of $401+
I am always willing to offer a free 30-minute consultation over the phone. Talk to me about your next trip!
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