7 Tips For Starting A Successful Surprise Travel Agency (2022)

7 Tips For Starting A Successful Surprise Travel Agency (2022)
Start A Surprise Travel Agency

Want to start your own surprise travel agency? Here are some tips you should know:

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a surprise travel agency:

#1: Roshni & Jeff, founder of The Vacation Hunt:

We chatted with with Roshni, founder of The Vacation Hunt ($40K/month). In our interview, Roshni says:

When we came back from the trip, we told a friend about the whole surprise aspect and she asked us to plan a similar surprise vacation for her - and it just kind of went from there!

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#2: Lillian Rafson, founder of Pack Up + Go:

We chatted with with Lillian, founder of Pack Up + Go ($450K/month). In our interview, Lillian says:

Leap, then work really, really hard to make it work once it’s up and running. You’ll thank yourself later!

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#3: Charlotte Curry McGhee, founder of Whisked Away Surprise Travel:

We chatted with with Charlotte, founder of Whisked Away Surprise Travel ($15K/month). In our interview, Charlotte says:

The biggest lesson I learned is this: success is not immediate. When I hit “publish” on my website I carried my phone around the rest of the day because I was so sure that orders would start flying in. Ridiculous!

Additionally:

Personal connections win out over Facebook ads any day.

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#4: Charlotte Curry McGhee, founder of Whisked Away Surprise Travel:

We chatted with with Charlotte, founder of Whisked Away Surprise Travel ($15K/month). In our interview, Charlotte says:

Don’t give up on your business- there are so many ways to position yourself to come through this.

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#5: Lillian Rafson, founder of Pack Up + Go:

We chatted with with Lillian, founder of Pack Up + Go ($450K/month). In our interview, Lillian says:

If you have to pay customers, get on the phone with them! Be open and honest with them that you’re a new business trying to get off the ground, and ask them for their insight.

Additionally:

If you’re just getting started, don’t let your planning become procrastination. Whatever you’re building will never be perfect, so you just have to start somewhere. Commit to a deadline, and hold yourself accountable.

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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