If you have a desire to become a travel companion or already have experience in the field then you will need to find work. In this article, we will provide you with tips to best position yourself as the ideal candidate for travel companion jobs.
What type of Clients do you want?
The first thing that we recommend you do is decide which type of client you would like to travel with. Are you good with seniors? Or maybe you have experience of supervising children? What about helping disabled people to travel? Or maybe you have a medical qualification and want to provide medical assistance to clients?
If you want to provide medical assistance then you must be qualified to do this. A nursing degree or diploma is going to require around four years of study and then you have to pass a nursing license exam.
How much do you want to earn?
A lot of freelancers have a problem with how much they should charge for their services. Travel companion gigs will vary considerably in price and you want to be sure that you are happy with the money that you will earn from each job that you accept.
Do some research online and ask other travel companions if you know any about how much they charge. A lot of travel companion service companies will ask you about this when you make an application so you need to be prepared.
Ask People in your Local Area
Let’s assume that you want to specialize in being a travel companion for seniors. If you know some seniors in your area that like to travel then ask them if they have ever considered hiring a travel companion.
If they were thinking about it and know you reasonably well then you are much more likely to get the job than a stranger is. Clients always want to feel comfortable with their travel companions and the fact that you are known to them and have a good relationship already puts you way ahead.
Look for Travel Companion Jobs Online
There are many travel companion jobs advertised online. Some of the larger recruitment companies like Indeed.com will usually have a number of jobs available. We do not recommend this as the best way to find work but if you are going to do it then only use websites that you trust.
Some classified ads sites such as Craigslist.org will sometimes have opportunities for travel companions but we recommend extreme caution here. You never know who is behind these ads and whether they are genuine or not.
Travel Assistant Services Companies
Trip Trustees is a reputable travel companion services company and we believe that the best way to find work is to apply to companies like us. We always vet the clients and the travel companions so everyone knows where they are.
Are all travel companion service companies the same? This is very unlikely. Some will conduct thorough background checks like we do and others won’t. Some will have a lot more work than others because they have established a good reputation in the industry and they are recommended by travel agencies and others like we are.
Make your application today as a travel companion with Trip Trustees. We will be delighted to hear from you. Go to this page and then answer all of the questions and submit your application. We will get back to you as fast as we can.