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Seven (7) Reasons I Choose to be a Travel Agent

Becoming a Travel Agent is the best thing I have done. Traveling has always been more than just a hobby for me; it’s a passion that makes me feel alive and opens my eyes to the wonders of the world.

I was at my regular 9 to 5 job I have been doing for 15 years! I was feeling unfulfilled like I can’t do another 15 years of this! This can’t be it. Then at a team meeting there was an icebreaker session asking everyone what they would be doing if not doing the job they in. When it was my turn I said I would love to travel the world while writing and inspiring others to travel.

After that meeting. The response kept nagging me I could sleep for days. In my head kept saying so why are you doing that? Why are you not doing what your ideal job is? I couldn’t shake it and so began my journey. Mel Diamond Travels (MDT) was born.

Becoming an Independent Travel Agent (ITA) feels like the perfect way to blend my love for exploring new places, meeting diverse people, and uncovering hidden gems. Here’s why I’m excited to turn this passion into my own business and become a travel agent. I c

Helping People’s Travel Dreams Come True

Everyone has that dream destination in mind, whether it’s the serene beaches of the Maldives, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, or the lively streets of Dubai or Thailand. As an independent travel agent, I get to help people turn these dreams into reality. How cool is that! Crafting personalized travel plans and making sure every detail is just right sounds incredibly fulfilling. There’s nothing quite like hearing someone rave about their amazing vacation, knowing I played a part in it.

View of Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Having been to over 30 countries across 5 continents I know how daunting planning travel can be. I took my first solo trip when I was a teenager too early to have the fear of travel. I had no concept of danger! I was brave way back then!

Helping someone realise their dream by taking those anxieties away is priceless! I believe everyone should enjoy travel whether only the occasional big holiday or the forever nomad that travels constantly.

Coffee shop view in Amsterdam as travel agent I can work from anywhere

Immersing in New Cultures

One of the coolest perks of being a travel agent is the chance to travel myself, exploring new places so I can give my clients the best advice. I love diving into different cultures, tasting new foods, and experiencing local traditions. These adventures not only enrich my life but also allow me to share authentic and insightful recommendations with my clients.

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You will see may of these adventures and advice in the blogs on this website. You can also follow me on my socials for travel inspiration and amazing travel deals.

Building Meaningful Connections

A big part of being a travel agent is connecting with people. Whether it’s understanding what a client wants from their trip or negotiating great deals with hotels, this job is all about relationships. I love getting to know people, figuring out their needs, and helping them create the perfect travel experience. It’s about turning clients into friends and making each trip special.

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Tackling Challenges with Creativity

Travel planning can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes, with unexpected hiccups like last-minute cancellations or travel restrictions. I enjoy the challenge of finding creative solutions to these problems, ensuring my clients’ trips go off without a hitch. It’s all about staying cool under pressure, thinking on my feet, and turning potential mishaps into memorable moments.

Sandy beach view

Constantly Learning and Growing

The travel industry is always changing. New destinations pop up, travel trends evolve, and technology keeps transforming how we plan and book trips. As an ITA, staying ahead of these changes is part of the fun. I’m excited to keep learning, updating my knowledge, and using new tools to make my clients’ travel experiences even better.

Sharing My Love for Travel

Traveling is something I’m deeply passionate about, and being a travel agent lets me share that passion every day. I believe travel is one of the most enriching experiences anyone can have. It opens our minds, fosters understanding, and creates lasting memories. Helping others discover the joys of travel is incredibly rewarding. Here is My Travel Journal that I use to record my memories of travel.

Picture of My Travel Journal book for sale on Amazon I use as a travel agent

Making Travel Easy and Accessible

Planning a trip can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Many people miss out on amazing experiences because they don’t know where to start. As a travel agent, I can make travel more accessible by simplifying the planning process, offering expert advice, and tailoring trips to fit each client’s needs. My goal is to break down the barriers to travel, making it easier for everyone to embark on their dream journeys. I love the fact that I can work from anywhere in the world and at any time!

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Book That Trip Now

Choosing to be a travel agent isn’t just about picking a career for me; it’s about living my passion every single day. It’s about making travel dreams come true, immersing in new cultures, building meaningful connections, tackling challenges creatively, constantly learning, sharing my love for travel, and making travel easy and accessible for everyone. I can’t wait to help others create unforgettable travel experiences and see where this journey takes me.

As an Independent Travel agent I can book the following and so much more!

  • hotels
  • villas
  • apartments
  • cruises
  • transfers
  • excursions
  • activities
  • tours
  • ferries
  • boat trips
  • sporting events
  • concerts
  • parking
  • car hire
  • lounge access
  • priority passes
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If you are interested in booking travel with me just drop me a line on my contact page link here. I will be in touch. In no time you could be off to the adventure of a lifetime. All my bookings are ABTA and ATOL protected to give you peace of mind that you are in good hands.

Want to Start your own Travel business?

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If you are interested in being your own boss and becoming an independent travel agent and want to know more about this very affordable and flexible way to start your travel business. Contact me at to learn more. You can run this business alongside a full time job or family its very flexible and the only targets are the ones you set for yourself.