Who says young people can't retired before the age of 30? Who says one has to be involved in the early stages of something or else there is no chance of success?
YTB is 7 years young. (Newest Travel Weekly Article "YTB goes to the Olympics" )
People who start now have the same, if not better opportunity to do much better much faster than those who started in the first few years. Why? Because three major convergences never before in the history of the world are massively impacting the world economy:
1. Baby Boomers. There are 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) of us born between 1946 and 1964. The first one retired Jan. 1, 2006. (Clue: Baby boomers created millionaires with toy companies, disposable diapers, Buster Brown shoes, real estate, the mini van, and now, travel.
2. The Internet: A new computer is turned on every 3 seconds. People are doing more online than ever before. And 85 percent of Americans (over
a. It's a red hot trend. Magic Johnson, Michael Dell, Donald Trump, Barry Diller (he's the Viacom mogul who bought Hotels.com, Expedia, and Orbitz) all own their own travel sites. People that rich can't be that stupid about a trend.
b. Since 1997 over 200,000 traditional travel agencies have closed their doors. Why? Because of trend number 2, the Baby Boomers.
The young man pictured below is more than likely the child of a Baby Boomer. Here are Mr. & Mrs Edison Denizard, age 25 and youngest YTB Director from Florida and a business partner in St. Louis at the YTB Convention Aug. 2007. He works with one of our sons in the business.
Why? Because we all help each other win. Travel can NEVER be "saturated." Ask 100 out of 100 people, shoot...ask 10 out of 10 what they'd like to do if they had the time and the money, (which baby boomers do) and every single time, the answer is "Travel" or "Visit" somewhere away from home. Probably because Baby Boomers know that life is more than a Wii game.
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(Remember, not everybody wants everything, and we're glad people think that way. Companies like this one look for people who are attracted to wanting a better say-so for their families. And the ones left behind do so by choice, just like college. The ones who enroll are always far fewer than the ones who go on to graduation, and those who graduate, very few of those alumni become doctoral candidates with doctoral degrees. That's life. Only the dedicated and committed survive, and share it with others who are looking to learn how the winners learned to do it.)
First: What is a card mill?
Card mills are companies that sell credential cards with a minimum of any professional commitment or training.
Fact 1: YTB has booked some $13 million in cruises on Royal Caribbean in 2007 to date. (Card mills don't do that. RC falsely accused YTB of being "card mill" after all that travel was booked, after calling the corporation a "friend" to Royal Caribbean.)
Fact 2: YTB will sell over 80,000 cruise packages for all cruise lines in 2007. (The company made history Nov. 8, 2007 with Carnival Cruise Lines booking over 13,000 cruises alone in 24 hours. Over 20,000 between Nov. 8-9, 2007, documented)
Fact 3: YTB sold over $225 million in travel in 2006, and was named by Travel Weekly as the 35th largest seller of travel in the US; and the 11th largest of agencies selling more leisure than business travel.
Fact 4: YTB recently conducted a travel trade show in Orlando Oct. 4th-6th, where nearly 4,000 independent business people (and thousands of guests checking out YTB) VOLUNTARILY participated in travel training seminars and visited travel booths by some 40 vendors. Royal Caribbean was a 'no-show' after promising to be there, then turned around and called YTB a "card mill" where the people were not professionally trained. They were the ONLY one that no showed. (Hmmmm, $13,000,000 in travel from YTB to Royal Caribbean.) Hmmmmm? YTB's a card mill? ....Hmmmmm?)
Fact 5: At that travel trade show, YTB launched a new 10-course online travel training program designed and developed by the nation's leading travel trainer. YTB has long stressed the IMPORTANCE of travel training requirements and travel sales production.
Fact 6: YTB imposes strict sale requirements in order for its referring travel agents to participate in discount travel and FAM trips. YTB cannot control what discount travel and FAM trips are offered by travel suppliers when contacted directly.
Fact 7: YTB charges much lower service fees on travel transactions compared to those normally charged by traditional travel agencies.
Fact 8: As of January 2008 YTB will require travel booking production before issuing a credentials card.
Every company has a rotten egg in it that may slip thru the door. But here's how YTB is handling that to weed those folks out:
YTB knows that card mills are a problem in the travel industry and standards must be upheld. Among those standards emphasized at YTB.
1. Establishment of a comprehensive, travel-specific education and training program to ensure the professionalism and success of our referring travel agents.
2. Encourage travel suppliers to make industry perks available based on agent productivity.
3. Avoid using agent i.d. cards that are designed to mislead travel suppliers.
4. Incentive agents to take additional training from association and travel suppliers for further professional growth.
5. Establish a policy that agents should not attempt to solicit or recruit at industry functions or FAM trips.
6. Follow all compliance guidelines for direct sales businesses, just as other reputable companies do. YTB is a member and meets the high standards of the Direct Selling Association.
7. Focus on generating travel commission through a significant volume of travel product sales.
8. Offers to people who desire to own their own travel business an opportunity to become a trained and productive referring travel agent at a time when the industry is struggling to find its next generation of sales people.
YTB solicits other industry professionals, travel vendors, and associations to identify additional policies that YTB, as a member of the travel agent industry, and others should follow.
YTB will continue to offer business opportunities for entrepreneurs who desire to capitalize on the growing trend of on-line travel bookings. In YTB's seventh year of business and with well over a billion dollars in travel sales in [their] history, YTB will continue to teach and practice the highest standards of business principles and practices in this exciting and growing travel industry.
(The above facts were from the YTB Leader's Bulletin, Vol. 1, Nov 10/November 2007. For the latest on YTB, check it out at Barnes & Noble or any bookstore carrying "Success from Home" Magazine, January 2008 issue--now on the shelves at the request of Success from Home because of their phenomenal business growth and social impact on family success stories from all walks of life.)
Note: YTB was also covered in the January 2007 issue of Success from Home Magazine. It covers both of their businesses, YTB Travel & Cruises International, the travel agency, & YourTravelBiz.com, the optional network marketing company.
Now, once more for the road:
Trump tells it like it is and 80 percent of Americans will miss it.