To thank those who have proudly served our country, Nexion® and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow have joined forces to create the Veterans in Travel scholarship program. This fulfilling program provides a pathway to entrepreneurship for veterans by training them to become independent travel agents.
Today’s travelers are conducting their research online but turning to an expert to assist them when they get serious about planning their trip. As a result, there’s an increasing demand for travel agents to help cut through the clutter and provide unique vacation experiences.
This creates the ideal opportunity for veterans. Often, veterans have lived overseas or traveled extensively themselves, providing them with the established networks and skill sets that will make them successful as self-employed travel professionals. Plus, a career as a travel agent offers veterans the flexibility—in both location and hours spent—to start an exciting new business on their own terms.
The first of its kind in the travel industry, Veterans in Travel scholarships will be granted to qualified military veterans. The scholarship includes:
A. We are honored to have the Veterans in Travel scholarship program endorsed by AMVETS, also known as American Veterans.
A. We are currently exploring these options, but we do not have these approvals at this time.
A. Yes! Nexion has a number of veterans and military spouses running successful agency businesses. A number of them have volunteered to be mentors to scholarship participants to help them launch their businesses.
A. It depends on the person and the type of travel they choose to sell. Many new travel agents choose to continue their current employment while building their travel business; however, some choose to launch a full-time career in travel immediately.