Most travel niches have well-defined market segments with fixed boundaries, but here are some that are very niche and have endless room for growth. It’s a professional trip. Owner of Eagle Exploration Travel Agency, Danielle Belony has already made a name for herself in the travel sector just 16 months into her business.
So what exactly is professional travel? Basically, it is highly defined tourism. Often related to the traveler’s personal hobbies, sports, or interests. As you can see, the possibilities are endless.
For example, as part of her professional travel services, Veronie arranged trips in Europe during World War II, focusing only on places of interest. That was when I started planning a two-and-a-half-week trip through England, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.My clients told me that the places they wanted to visit and learn about were World War II related. It was very specific when it came to just the place to do it.
“I contacted various vendors, but they came back saying that the trip the client wanted was too specific and they couldn’t help me. From there, they told their friends about the trip I was planning, and word spread that I was on a special trip.
Other examples of special trips Veronie has prepared or is currently working on include vacations through Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. A train journey through the western United States with stops at national parks. His two week scuba his diving tour around the Maldives. And a tour around Scandinavia.
Why This Niche Is Profitable
“It’s been my niche for the past seven months and it’s been profitable because it’s not something many travel agents are willing to do,” explains Belony. “It takes a little longer to research and put together than other niches like all-inclusive resorts and cruises. , When I see your dedication, they become repeat customers and refer other customers to me.”
Since starting his travel agency, Belony has used his Facebook business page and Instagram page to build his social media presence and market his travel agency. She also says that starting conversations with people is effective and that quite a few people didn’t even know their travel agent. Talking gave her the financial reward she was looking for.
Service above all
“A lot has contributed to my success,” says Belony. “If there is one thing I would say, it is to provide your clients with a unique service.
“I always give my clients a much longer schedule than they should have as to when to do the estimate, so they are pleasantly surprised when I get them done sooner. I always , I make sure my clients have transportation, excursions, drink packages, restaurant reservations and anything else they might need. just come to
“It has been an honor to serve so many people as a trip advisor. When I hear my clients say they couldn’t have planned a better vacation for themselves, they say they have the best vacation of their lives. It’s amazing how much time you spent.
Based in Greenville, Pennsylvania, Belony is the owner of the Eagle Exploration Travel Agency and is affiliated with host agency InteleTravel. She is a sole proprietor who started her business only 16 months ago. Belony is clearly doing something right as she was named InteleTravel’s Model Her Under 40 Role Her Agent of 2022. She is very good because she is better than thousands of other agents who are part of the InteleTravel organization.
Worth considering for the new year. What professional travel services can your agency offer new or current clients?