It only took me 10 years, but I am happy to report that my agency Travel with Teri B and I are now fully recognized by IATA. What is that exactly? Well, it the official trade association for air travel. It is also the professional designation for travel agencies and their agents. So why now?
I liken it to getting a degree. While many people have successful careers without one (present company is a good example), I simply analyzed that it was time to boost my travel knowledge by having access to more information. “Knowledge is power” as it is said. And few things are more complex than navigating air travel these days. So the more information at my disposal, the better to benefit clients!
This was no walk in the park — a ton of paperwork, forms, E&O insurance; fees (lots), etc. But when that “Congratulations” notice arrived, it really was thrilling.
I look forward to sharing my travel stories, planning and booking travel itineraries for others, and drilling deeper into this great passion. So, how may I be of assistance?
Reprinted from the Wall Street Journal Jan 24, 2023