In 2015 my mom decided she wanted to take our entire extended family to the Walt Disney World® Resort to celebrate her birthday. Amazing right??! Well…sort of. As a lover of all things Disney, I was ecstatic; however, as the designated family planner I was terrified! I imagined a week of answering endless questions from my fellow 14 travelers, giving directions to every bathroom, ride and show, and herding my family to dining reservations that I had anguished over setting up. Not to mention all the work prior to the trip just to get us booked, dining reserved and FastPasses organized. So, I did what any sane person would do…I started looking for a travel agent!
In an amazing stroke of luck (or fate?) I stumbled upon Key to the World Travel® and was assigned to an angel of a planner named Jennifer Van Hill who took all of my stress away! Together we picked dining (which she got up early to do), she coordinated the mass of FastPass+ picks for various age groups and interests, and she booked and linked our resort reservations. Best of all, when issues came up during the trip my family turned to her, and she fixed them, and I got to enjoy the trip with everyone else! In a word, she was MAGICAL!
Here is our whole crew having fun!
Upon returning home I found myself wishing that I could do what she did, that I could help people enjoy their vacations more. Vacation time is precious, and I wanted to help others stress less and celebrate more. I wanted to be a travel planner! I quickly contacted Jen, who answered all my questions and directed me to the “Join Our Team” section of the Key to the World Travel® Website to apply, and the rest is history – I never imagined I could love a job or a company this much!
What does being a travel planner entail? Key to the World Travel® Planners take pride in providing as much (or as little) help as our clients desire to plan a magical vacation. We are a full-service travel agency and help with choosing the perfect resort, dining plan, and ticket type, as well as making all dining reservations and FastPass+ selections. We equip our clients for a successful trip with tips, information and touring plans at the time of travel. Finally, we are available throughout their trips to aid in resolving any problems or questions that may arise. Ultimately, Key to the World Travel® Planners are the ones who make the magic, the ones who help make vacation dreams come true. I love creating magic for my guests, and their glowing faces make every moment worth it!
Creating Magic Means Happy Faces!
Does this sound like the job for you? Are you a lover of Disney and the designated planner of your family or group of friends? Do people come to you to ask questions about their Disney trips and you sometimes feel as though you should get paid for all the work you put into helping them? Well, I have great news for you! You can! You can get paid to create amazing vacations for others. Key to the World Travel® is always looking for highly motivated people with a passion for travel and an inherent love of all things Disney to join our team of experienced travel planners. We provide comprehensive training and one-on-one mentoring (no previous experience required) to candidates who possess the knowledge and passion for Disney Destinations and exemplary service that we require of our travel planners. We also provide ongoing support, professional development, and a variety of benefits to our actively selling team members.
Our desired qualifications are:
- At least 5 visits to Disney Destinations, with at least one in the past 12 months
- Expert-level knowledge of Disney Destinations
- Highly motivated and organized
- Comfortable with technology and online research
- Active user of social media
- Comfortable with sales and marketing
- Strong communication skills
If this sounds like you, and you are ready to start making magic for others, we would love to have you join our team. Just go HERE to complete our online application – this is the ONLY way to apply for a position with our company. Make a job of spreading your love of all things Disney and helping travelers get the most out of their vacations. Not only that, but you also get to work with the most fun, most supportive people from all over the country! Apply today to join the Key to the World Travel® team – become an angel of a Travel Planner and make some magic happen!
The Key to the World Travel® Team
~ Originally published on January 2, 2018.
Senior Travel Planner
Contact Erin today, using the links below!