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Old 01-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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anyone thought of becoming a Disney Travel Agent

Part time to make extra money, get Disney perks, and satisfy that Disney itch between trips?

I already work full time, go to school part time, but have considered this. I am already helping friends plan their trips for free... why not get comped for it?

Any feedback out there?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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i think about it everyday... i would love it!! i plan and give advice to others too!!

i just have no clue about how to even go about doing it... and everytime i sit down to research, something comes up! subbing to this thread!
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Yes! I'm actually taking Disney College of Knowledge lessons now.

It's a lot of fun and I can't get over how much I've learned so far. (and I thought I knew everything !)
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I wonder how you go about it as well too, if anyone one knows I would be interested, I am constantly giving information to people about Disney.
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Michelle- do they have a required amount of hours or anything?
I am thinking of going through Mickey Travels.
I have a friend in another town that is a rep for them, but I haven't asked her any questions yet because I don't want her to get mad.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #6
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Michelle- do they have a required amount of hours or anything?
I am thinking of going through Mickey Travels.
I have a friend in another town that is a rep for them, but I haven't asked her any questions yet because I don't want her to get mad.
I'm not actually going to work for Disney but an affiliated travel agency who is an authorized Disney vacation planner.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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I actually do this on a part time basis. I have a full time job and am working on my Ph.D. I enjoy doing it but I don't earn enough to get my own IATA or CLIA number so no awesome discounts for me. The extra money I make goes back t o my Disney habit though lol
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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This would be through a partner company, not Disney, and I have no desire to do it full time or leave my job... just make enough to pay for a value trip per year!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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I'm not actually going to work for Disney but an affiliated travel agency who is an authorized Disney vacation planner.

Wow that sounds great. How did you go about getting into this.

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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Yes! I'm actually taking Disney College of Knowledge lessons now.

It's a lot of fun and I can't get over how much I've learned so far. (and I thought I knew everything !)
How does one take these classes? Sounds cool, even if I'm not going to be a Disney TA!! (although, I'd love to do that, too!)
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
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I am interested too! Any little bit helps my disney slush fund.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #12
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Wow that sounds great. How did you go about getting into this.

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Someone I met through another Disney forum got me into it. She has an online TA.

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How does one take these classes? Sounds cool, even if I'm not going to be a Disney TA!! (although, I'd love to do that, too!)
You can only take the classes using a travel agents CLIA numbers (as far as I know) You have to be a TA in training.


Like others have said ... it's not really a full time thing .. I would just like to make enough to put into my Disney trip fund.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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soooo how would one go about this take a ta class?? it does sound fun!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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Google "become a Disney Travel Agent" or something like that. A lot of specialist agencies have a "join our team" page with applications. I would apply at more than one and compare what they offer you.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:15 AM   #15
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I should check into that ! Every other month I have friends facebook me asking me to help them with decisions regarding their Disney vacation! In fact, my cousin just called me last night to have me help her and she told me I should be a travel agent for Disney! I checked into it a while back and one stipulation was that you had to stay at various resorts and at that time I was one short from their requirements! I would SOOO love to do this!!!
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