If the trip is your passion and you can not see yourself sitting at a desk all day, answering a question about the travel destinations you prefer to visit, becoming the leader of the group, may be your best solution.
The cruise line industry gathers group sales methodology to complement cruise cabins. Most major cruise lines offer a free cruise for a group leader who sells 8 cabins or 15 full paying passengers. Some cruise lines have group leader’s need to pay taxes, fees and upgrades. Intelligent Leaders Groups usually reserve cruises in an interior cabin. This way, no one in the group is less expensive cabin.
The group leader can sell your cruise or cruise for free. This is what makes the opportunity to lead the group so popular.
Experienced tour drivers often generate multiple methods to market their cruises or group travel events. The most common way is to locate established groups, who want to save money by traveling together. Other successful groups include trips of special interest.
Since most group leaders are not travel agencies, they can have regular jobs and belong to social organizations and religious groups that puts them in contact with hundreds of potential travelers.
There are several ways to start as a group leader. If you are a drug addict traveler, you can use your own experiences to increase your confidence and your sales.
If you have few travel routes, travel is a passion, you can take a home study course or enroll in some courses at the local college. There are also online courses that are very affordable. Travel is a multi-million dollar industry and there are many options for learning different phases of the travel industry.
My path through this maze was to enroll in a UC Berkeley Extension (Berkeley, CA) course in group travel. My instructor was one of the most successful professional travel group in the country at that time. My next step was to volunteer as a group leader for a social club that was attending an annual ski summit in Vale.
It is not necessary to spend a lot of money for schooling to become an effective group leader. However, it is imperative that you learn everything you can about your destination and those involved.