Do you dream about jet-setting to far off, exotic locales?
Are you the person in your group who is always researching your trips?
If you answered YES to these two questions, becoming a travel curator might be a perfect fit for you!
But how do you know for sure? We are here to help you make that decision.
What Do Travel Curators Do?
Travel Curation involves envisioning, planning and creating personalized travel experiences based on your clients' unique needs.
Plan, describe, arrange, and sell selections of or total travel packages
Speak with customers to choose destinations, modes of transportation, travel dates, and accommodations
Calculate costs and stay within a client's budget
Book transportation and hotel reservations
Print or request passes and tickets
A Day in the Life
Check-in with clients who are preparing for upcoming trips, who need to finalize their plans, and potential clients who you are trying to book
Meet with team to review sales quotas and how close you are to reaching them
Mediate any client problems that are on your radar and prioritize them in order of importance
Learn about new promotions travel partners are offering your clients
Create promotional posts on social media and make cold calls to find new clients
Where Might I Be Employed?
Probably the most popular way to get your foot in the door, travel agencies range from small businesses to large, global corporations.
Non-Profit/Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
NGOs are mission driven organizations that often require travel.
Some executives, celebrities, business owners, and CEOs, travel frequently need someone to plan their trips on short notice.
Corporations and other businesses often require employees to travel for meetings, conferences, etc.
You can even start your own travel agency business! Consider if you want a brick and mortar approach or if you want to go through an established agency name.
Each has advantages and disadvantages.
What do you want most out of your job/career?
Let's Talk Money
Avg. Base Salary (USD): $43,394/ year
Avg. Base Salary (CAD): C$38,665/ year
You Will Love It If:
You love learning and talking about new places.
You enjoy planning nitty, gritty details and seeing a project through to completion.
You are a social butterfly and enjoy speaking with new people all the time.
You love helping others.
Look For A New Career Path If:
You do not do well in high stress situations like emergency flight cancellations.
You do not enjoy competition.
You hate sitting at a desk and staring at a computer all day.
You are not willing to work odd hours, like early mornings, nights and weekends.
Pick The Future Travel Curator
Can be shy when meeting people at first
Very detail-oriented, loves reorganizing
Very outgoing, loves to meet new people
Flexible in his day-to-day life
An introverted-extrovert, needs time to unwind from lots of interactions
Enjoys playing sports on the weekends with his friends on organized teams
Loves working together to complete a task or project
Hates competitive atmospheres, including playing board games
Who sounds like the best fit for a travel curation career path?
Is travel curation a good path for you?