I have been trying to become a Disney Travel Agent for at least a year. How in the world do I land one of these positions?
I understand, but the way I said it was easier. I have applied to a couple of comanies, and can’t get hired. I understand that I would be a 1099 contractor, but can’t even get hired as a contractor.Ok the first thing that we need to clear up for everyone is that there are no "Disney Travel Agents". They are travel agents specializing in Disney travel.
If you do not have experience, I suggest you go with an agency that will train you but do your research first to check out the agency. You could also take the required courses as well as the TAP exam to become a certified travel agent.
You need to be part of an agency firstThank you all for all your information on this topic, I'm in the mist of changing to a new career after 25 years of being a mortgage banker. I'm looking for some thing home base and this seems a perfect fit. However, when trying to register at the disneytravelagents.com it is asking for Agency ID, I thought this was free? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks for the fast reply. I didn’t phrase my first question correctly. I was asking if your part time agents are given specific days or hours that they have to work?What the agent tells their employer is between them. I don't get involved in that.
75% of our interaction with clients is done via email. A very small percentage is done over the phone.
No the agents do not use assistants.
Yes my agents have commission tiers that they will achieve due to their sales.
Send me your resume and a list of your travels in the last 3 years as well as what social media platforms that you are interested in and let me know if you too any courses to become an agentBumping an old thread! I am obsessed with my WDW vacation planning and love helping others with theirs. Looks like the best suggestions for becoming a travel agent that specializes in Disney are:
1. Take travel agent courses/trip kit and the TAP exam.
2. Brush up on all things related to where you will have your area of expertise (ie WDW and its resorts, attractions, insurance?).
3. Contact the agencies!
Also, Pam, I saw a few years ago your agency was hiring -- I'd definitely be interested if you are looking to hire again!
Thanks Pam! I'll send that all over in the morning