As you will discover when taking online travel agent training courses, luxury holiday experiences are extremely popular with the holidaying public. The thing is, this kind of premium, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, typically comes at a premium price. Still, the good news is that there are some steps you can take to reduce the cost in key areas and save yourself a considerable amount of money.
Shortly, we’ll look at how at OCA we offer the best travel agent course training around, but first, with a view to helping you trim down your outlay when booking your luxury holiday, we’re going to be offering 5 easily implementable tips. Ideally, these measures will have no impact on your enjoyment or experience and will leave your bank balance looking much more healthy!
Money Saving Tip #1 - Try & Be Flexible In Terms of Dates
As free online courses on the subject will teach you, certain times of the year are more expensive than others, so if you can be flexible with the dates of your holiday, you could save yourself a packet. Literally, you could be talking about a difference of hundreds of dollars on a luxury break.
Money Saving Tip #2 - Book Earlier Rather Than Later
The fact is that the earlier you book your travel and accommodation, the cheaper they tend to be, with flights, in particular, shooting up in price, the closer you get to departure. It’s no joke to say that you could pay up to three times the amount for the same flight if you leave it too late!
Money Saving Tip #3 - Use Any Air Miles You Might Have
Online travel agent courses give you the inside track on the tricks of the trade, such as reducing the cost of your holiday with air miles. If you travel a lot for work, you may well have built up enough with your airline to pay a considerable sum off your travel costs. It’s not something that’s typically highlighted by the airline (for obvious reasons), so being aware can pay off big time!
Money Saving Tip #4 - Credit Card Companies Also Offer Travel Benefits
In addition to airlines, credit card companies also provide the same kind of membership benefits that can greatly reduce the amount you’ll end up paying for your luxury holiday. Major companies like Amex and Visa often run holiday-based incentives, so it pays to keep your eye out for this kind of money-saving scheme.
Money Saving Tip #5 - Do You Really Need That 5-Star Hotel?
When taking a home-based travel agent success course, you’ll get to use your problem-solving skills to meet customers' needs, who will want the best experience for the money they have. One way in which you can achieve this is by slightly downgrading from a 5-star to perhaps a 4-star.
If you’re spending much of your holiday out and about or at other parts of the resort you’re in, you’re not going to be at the hotel much anyway. Doing this can save you hundreds of dollars without negatively impacting your time in any way.
The Best Travel Agent Courses Are Video-Based & From OCA!
As we can see, there’s much you can do to cut costs while at the same time keeping the experience to a luxury standard, and as a travel agent, you’ll be tasked with making these savings for your customers. The great news is that if you want to expand your professional knowledge and skills, there’s no easier or more convenient way than through flexible online courses like our Travel, Tourism and Aviation courses.
If this has piqued your interest and you’d like to know more about how online training from OCA is CPD-approved, video-based and able to be paid for in manageable instalments, visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. There you’ll also discover training covering 20 different professional sectors that are as stimulating as it is engaging.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak to an education support worker directly about your training needs, simply call us on 1300 611 404, and we’ll endeavour to give you all the information you need.