EMBARK ON AN EXCITING NEW CAREER PATH

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.

THE IDEAL OPPORTUNITY
FOR VETERANS

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.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The first of its kind in the travel industry, Veterans in Travel scholarships will be granted to qualified military veterans. The scholarship includes:

  • Four,  Travel Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Campus travel agent training modules – a value of $1,800! (A one-time fee of $250 will cover books and materials, which participants can earn back upon completion of the program by reaching sales goals with supplier sponsors.)
  • Activation fee for Nexion membership upon course completion – a value of $199
  • Up to 24 months of fees for the Nexion80 plan – a value of $216
  • Nexion peer mentorship with current agents who are military veterans or spouses of military veterans
  • New agent coaching

THE SUPPORT YOU NEED

Travel Leaders of Tomorrow offers travel agent training through its award-winning Virtual Campus model. Virtual Campus students participate in weekly online and in-person discussions and study sessions.

Nexion® is a fully accredited travel host agency. They provide ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support.

Both Travel Leaders of Tomorrow and Nexion are part of Travel Leaders Group. As America’s largest travel agency company, Travel Leaders Group delivers a high-touch, personal level of travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients through our more than 7,000 travel agencies worldwide.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Is this program endorsed by a Veterans Service Organization?

A. We are honored to have the Veterans in Travel scholarship program endorsed by AMVETS, also known as American Veterans.

Q. Has the program been evaluated by the Veterans Administration? Can a veteran use the GI Bill or vocational rehabilitation benefits to participate?

A. We are currently exploring these options, but we do not have these approvals at this time.

Q. Have other veterans successfully gone through the program and established their own businesses?

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.

Q. How long does it take once you launch your business before you start to make money?

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.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO
YOUR NEW CAREER.