Coteau Du Lac, Quebec Canada (PressExposure) April 17, 2008 -- Virtually There VA Services, a virtual assistance company located just outside of Montreal, Quebec has announced that it has added travel assistance to its list of services. Company owner and operator, Kelly Sims recently completed training to become an Independent Travel Agent allowing her to provide cost-effective, quality travel services to her clients.
Sims explains this move, âIt is a natural complement to my business. My clients travel all the time, so the need was there. By becoming an Independent Travel Agent, I can better assist them with their travel needs and it actually saves them money.â Sims continued, âSince I am acting as a travel agent when I book trips, I donât charge my hourly VA rate for doing so. The travel company with whom I book instead pays me a portion of the amount paid by the client, so itâs a win-win situation. The client gets the travel assistance they need without having to pay extra, and the travel companies pay me a commission for the referral.â
Travel is a multi-trillion dollar business, and with an increasing number of baby-boomers retiring, the business is expected to double in the next 10 years. With more and more people seeking deals and booking travel online, the industry is truly booming.
âOnce I heard the numbers and considered the complementarity of my business and the travel business, I was sold on the idea. How could I not get involved when the industry is growing so rapidly?â Sims states, âFor Virtual Assistants like me, who assist in booking travel regularly, this is an incredible opportunity to expand their businesses. I just announced the addition of this service to my clients last week and already Iâve gotten requests for information on future travel, a referral from one of my clients to a frequent traveler who could use my help, and Iâve booked a cross-country flight for another. I believe this is going to be very big.â
âThis is a really great opportunity for anyone who has always wanted to open their own home-based business, or simply wants the opportunity to travel more while saving on their travel.â Sims continued, âThe company that I am affiliated with, allowed me to complete my training via conference calls and online tutorials. They assigned me a mentor to whom I can address any questions I may have; as well I have a training director who has helped me develop a sales strategy. They provided me with a travel website and all the tools I need to get my travel business off the ground.â
For more information on how to open your own travel business, or on adding travel agent services to your existing virtual assistance business, donât hesitate to contact Kelly Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at http://www.myvirtualofficeassistant.ca. To hear a toll-free pre-recorded message about this lucrative opportunity, please call (888) 870-4978.