So where are the travel agencies?
If being a travel agent is a career, then why are there so few travel agencies on Main Street? Two things: First, for reasons discussed above (The Trifecta), travel agency numbers have decreased. You’re probably still skeptical about becoming an agent. I get it. I realize that a travel agency storefront is not a common sight.
This brings me to point number two: Travel agencies and the travel agents aren’t tied to storefront anymore. People don’t realize there are tens of thousands of home-based travel agencies and agents. The internet. This gave travel agents the ability to work from home. With commission cuts lowering agency profits, many storefront travel agencies moved to home based models, where there was little to no overhead.