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Your dream job, in travel

Transform your passion for travel into $$$, as a side hustle or full-time gig. Become a Fora Advisor and earn by planning and booking trips.


Become an advisor in three easy steps

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APPLY

Submit your email & take our survey to share more about yourself.

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SUBSCRIBE

Once your application is accepted, sign up for our subscription plan.

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BOOK TRAVEL

Get everything you need to go from travel-lover to professional advisor.


Everything you need to succeed in the travel biz

We bring you travel entrepreneurship in a box, from training to marketing resources & technology.

Your business, simplified

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    Marketing assets and tools

    Build your brand like a top-notch marketer. We provide you the templates, social assets, content and support so you look like a branding genius from day one.

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    Secure and superfast payments

    We're proud to offer the fastest payments in the biz. Cha-ching!

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    License (and registration)

    Get all the nuts and bolts of starting your travel business – from a license that allows you to earn commission to a professional email address. Start selling the day you join – no need to wait.

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The best professional community

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    An app to connect with travel experts & advisors

    Get access to our community app to connect with fellow advisors, celebrate wins, share tips and offer live trip-planning support for any destination.

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    Training and mentorship

    Access our library of resources & training materials to go from zero to pro. Attend weekly live training sessions, and get hands-on mentorship from industry leaders.

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    Our relationships & our partners

    You’ll benefit from our team’s decades-long relationships with industry professionals. We provide perks at nearly 3,300 hotels: Virtuoso, Four Seasons, Design Hotels and wayyy more.

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Fora

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TechnologySilicon Valley engineers building tools for you.
TechnologyPencils and paper (yes, really).
The $$$The fastest payments in the biz.
The $$$Get paid 30-90 days post check-out. Maybe.
ApproachWe meet you where you are – whether you’re the side-hustler or the career-changer.
ApproachExpects you to quit your job to pursue travel advising full-time.
CultureAdvisors first, here to serve.
CultureBottom-line approach.
OnboardingHit the ground running with a personalized & ongoing training curriculum.
OnboardingRequired expensive monolithic training programs – and old school curriculums.
Sales QuotasSet your own goals.
Sales QuotasStrict minimum requirements.

Launch your business as a travel advisor

Book an average of just $240/month in travel (even your own!) and you’ll cover your subscription costs through your commission. Everything after that is your profit.

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Fora Advisor Plan

$149
$49
per quarter, billed every 3 months

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Meet Our Advisors

Fora Advisors are the go-to people for travel tips. They’re the moonlighting tastemaker of the group, the do-it-all mom with the best hotel recs, the globetrotting co-worker with epic taste in restaurants… Sound like you? Join Fora today.


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Earn income by planning and booking travel. Sign up to become a Fora Advisor today.


FAQ

Most Asked Questions

A Fora Advisor is someone who makes travel happen. Fora travel advisors earn by selling, planning and booking trips. They work with clients to understand their vacation needs and handle all the travel arrangements – from booking a hotel for a long-weekend to planning a honeymoon, soup-to-nuts. A Fora Advisor has access to all our training resources, including cutting-edge technology and in-house destination expertise. They also benefit from Fora handling all the commission payments, so they can get paid ASAP.

A travel agent is someone who sells, curates and books travel. They consult with clients on where to go, what to do and where to stay, and earn commission from booking hotels. (In fact, most travel agents earn the majority of their revenue from hotel bookings). In addition to planning and booking, agents communicate with hotels to ensure each trip goes smoothly. Travel agents work under a host agency, such as Fora, that handles commissions and other logistics.

We're glad you asked! There's no difference - these terms are used interchangeably. But we prefer the term 'advisor,' since our stellar community of travel planners go far beyond the typical services of an 'agent.' They act as consultants, advocates and gurus for their clients, planning travels large and small.

Some travel agents work in an office, but Fora Advisors can work from anywhere (yes, anywhere!). All you need is passion for travel, a WiFi connection and a can-do attitude - and a few potential clients in your network don't hurt either.

Travel agents earn commissions from their clients' trips - usually from hotel bookings. Travel suppliers commonly pay the agent 10% of the total cost. Unlike other agencies, advisors at Fora receive their commission upon the completion of their client's trip (otherwise known as the fastest payments in the biz).

As with any commission structure, the more you sell, the more you earn. Travel agent paychecks depend on how much travel you're booking. For instance, if you book a family safari in the tens of thousands of dollars, your commission will be substantial. You could also get the same commission by handling one-off hotel bookings at a lower price-point, but at a higher amount. TL;DR? It's not uncommon for hard-working travel agents to earn six-figure incomes.

Besides it being the best job in the world? First off, being a travel agent provides tons of flexibility. Because you can work from anywhere and on your own schedule, planning travel is a great way to earn extra money as a side hustle or, develop your business into a full-time career (#BeYourOwnBoss). There are tons of perks that come with the job, too, like great discounts at hotels. Plus, you'll be hooking up your network with amazing upgrades when they travel. Become the 'friend with hotel benefits' (see what we did there…) in no time.

Got passion? Then you're ready to go! Lucky for you, there are no exams, accreditations or other hoops to jump through to become a travel agent. Anyone with solid people skills and a little spare time can succeed in their job as a travel agent. If you're new to the travel advising space, we'll hook you up with all of the training & mentorship you need to set yourself up for success.

Depends! Many travel agents work full-time, planning dozens of trips at once. Others spend a few hours a week planning travel for their friends as a side-hustle. Whether you're full time or 'whenever-I-have-time,' you can still pull in $$$ planning travel.

Absolutely.

Yes big time. Our advisors have access to upgrades & perks at nearly 4,000 hotels, including Virtuoso, Four Seasons, Design Hotels and more. We also have exclusive partnerships with global programs like Remote Year. Learn more about our Partners.

We love this question! Unlike other training programs that require a full-time commitment and demand high booking minimums, Fora is flexible. But that doesn't mean we're hands-off (far from it). We support you every step of the way from your first booking to your 1,000th and provide you with top-notch training for everything you need. We'll help you ramp up your business (whether it's a side-hustle or a new career) with resources and tools, including our community of travel experts at your fingertips. In other words: Fora lets you do what you do best, better.

We charge advisors a quarterly subscription fee, which includes the cost of Fora’s technology platforms, training, admin and our community app. This fee is a fraction of our own technology costs and what other agencies charge as signup fees (up to $5,000 for training alone). 

Absolutely! We are ready to welcome experienced travel agents to our community.

Nope! We never require advisors to recruit other advisors, and the vast majority of advisor’s earnings come from booking travel (we do offer small referral fees). Advisors don’t profit off of anyone else’s bookings. Fora Advisors are independent contractors and earn commissions on their own, without any contingencies, limits or minimums. We aim to pay you within 5 business days of check-out (certain caveats apply). And, advisors can cancel their Fora subscription and stop booking at any time. No questions asked.

For advisors on our free plan (which was available up until September 2022), all we ask is that you book something every 60 days to stay active. That’s it. For advisors on our subscription plans, there are never minimums. Book as much as you want, on your own terms. 

Sign up! We'll get in touch with you ASAP about next steps, including having you complete a detailed survey on your travel style and experience. If you meet our criteria, we'll get you onboarded and show you the ropes, so you can start booking travel in no time.