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How to Start a Travel Business as a Content Creator

Want to start your own travel business but not sure where to start? Trova’s got you covered

Creator leading a trip from a travel business idea.

As a natural globetrotter with an affinity for exploring the world, the idea of starting your own travel business has inevitably crossed your mind. So, how do you escape the dreaded 9-5 and turn your passion for travel into a thriving business?

After all, being a tour guide or travel agent is too one-dimensional and often confined by corporate rules and limitations. You want to start a travel business with no creative boundaries, something exciting you can call your own.

Enter the idea of group travel. This business concept goes far beyond just planning vacations or guiding tourists on day trips. Your group travel business gives you the creative runway to bring to life unique itineraries, elevate your brand, and offer something unique and unforgettable to your loyal community members.

Why start a group travel business?

Envision the idea of exploring new destinations, meeting fascinating people, and getting paid to do it. Sound like your kind of travel business idea? If so, then diving headfirst into the world of group travel might just be your golden ticket to starting a successful business in the travel industry. Here are some reasons why pursuing group travel might just be what you’ve been looking for.

Yoga instructor who learned how to start a travel business with TrovaTrip.

You're a creative who loves community

You've got a flair for the creative, a knack for storytelling, and a platform that brings people together. Whether you're a blogger, a vlogger, or a travel influencer on social media, you've worked hard to build your brand and connect with your community. Use what you’ve built as a launching pad for your business to invite like-minded Travelers on trips that you’ll make possible.

Imagine leveraging your creativity and the connections you’ve established to design unforgettable travel experiences. Incorporate workshops and lead trips that bring your community together in meaningful ways, all capturing unique and engaging content to help grow your brand. With the right tools and support, you can facilitate trips that reflect the unique style and interests of you and your community.

Logistics? Leave 'em to the pros

If the mere thought of handling bookings, accommodations, and itineraries makes you want to run for the hills, you're not alone. The beauty of partnering with a platform like TrovaTrip is that you don't have to get bogged down with the nitty-gritty details. 

At Trova, we understand that you don’t have the time, energy, or desire to get lost in the logistics. That’s why we handle planning your adventure so you can focus on the creative side of engaging with your people and enjoying the experience. As a Host, you can rest easy knowing logistics are covered, from end-to-end trip planning to customer service, leaving you free to focus on what you do best: inspiring and connecting with your community.

Women in Utah with Creator who had a travel business idea to host group trips.

A business that's all about connection

The idea of starting a group travel business is about bringing people together. It's about creating a space where like-minded adventurers can share experiences, forge friendships, and discover the world in a way they never have before.

One of the core benefits of being a Host is that you'll be at the heart of it all, sharing once-in-a-lifetime experiences with your Travelers and creating bonds that extend far beyond the trip itself. You can build upon these experiences to further monetize your social media presence, grow your follower base, and build your travel business into a fruitful enterprise centered around life-changing group trips.

Get paid to do what you love

"Do what you love, and the money will follow." This 30-year-old quote turned book by Marsha Sinetar has stood the test of time for business professionals of all types. And it couldn't be more true for travel industry entrepreneurs.

With a successful group travel business, you can earn a significant income from each trip, making it a financially rewarding venture as well as an emotionally fulfilling one. On average, we see Trova Hosts earn about $6k per trip. Turning your passion for travel into a profitable business, allowing you to live your dream life? Yes please.

With a bit of entrepreneurial motivation and your community as your target market, starting a group travel business is a natural progression to your brand offerings. With Trova, you'll have access to a wide range of professionally designed itineraries across the globe, complete with local Guides to lead each trip and all the messy logistics covered.

How to start a travel business with Trova

Starting a travel business is an exciting and rewarding venture, but it can also be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the industry. That's where Trova comes in, a platform designed to help you succeed in the world of group travel. With the proper support and resources, you'll have everything you need to start offering life-changing group trips to your community.

Host a group trip as a travel business idea.

Who is Trova a Good Fit For?

Trova's model lends itself to a diverse range of individuals passionate about travel and community building. Whether you’re a digital creator, community leader, or fitness entrepreneur, Trova offers the tools and support you need to turn your travel aspirations into a healthy business. Here are some of the common roles that thrive using Trova.

Content Creators

When we think of Content Creators, TikTokers, YouTubers, and Instagram Influencers are some of the most common identities that come to mind. But, the various roles and channels that shape today's digital Creators extend well beyond social media. The diversity of Creators who are drawn to Trova include:

  • Bloggers
  • Vloggers
  • Influencers
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Podcasters
  • Filmmakers
  • Designers

Community Leaders & Enthusiasts

Community leaders bring together people with a shared interest who have a similar way of doing life. Trova is an excellent fit for such leaders who want to take their communities around the globe, bringing them even closer together  through group travel experiences, including:

  • Foodies
  • Wine Connoisseurs
  • History Buffs
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Nature Lovers
  • Photographers
  • Music Aficionados

Travelers on a yoga retreat. Start your own travel business and do the same!

Business Owners

Trova’s model is an organic extension for those with prior experience building a business, which is incredibly awesome for businesses without geographic limitations. Whether it's a wellness retreat or an adventure tour, Trova provides the platform to manage and promote group trips that align with many types of business owners, such as:

  • Yoga Instructors
  • Pilates Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Chefs
  • Art Instructors
  • Life Coaches
  • Creator Coaches

Trova is designed for those who have built (or are building) a community and want to level-up their engagement with a well-oiled travel business. By offering unique and unforgettable travel experiences, you can strengthen your community bonds and create a meaningful business model that sustains your ideal way of life.

How Trova works

There are many paths you can take to start a travel business. Hosting with TrovaTrip is an incredible journey that fast-tracks your passion for travel into a thriving business model. From the moment you sign up, TrovaTrip is there to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you have everything you need to create unforgettable experiences for your community.

  1. Create Your Account: The first step is to create your Host account, where you'll manage all things related to your hosting experience. 
  2. Survey Your Community: Understand what your audience wants in a trip—think destination, best time of year to travel, preferred activities, budget, and more. Then get your community excited and involved. Think of the survey as your trip's soft launch and they key to setting your hard launch up for success.
  3. Plan Your Trip: With the insights gained from your community survey, you can start planning your trip. TrovaTrip offers over 120 itineraries, and you’ll have the ability to choose the trips that best fit your brand and your community's interests.
  4. Promote Your Trip: Once you've planned your trip, it's time to promote it and officially invite your community. This is where you'll use your Host Profile Page, bolstered by your online presence, to share your trip details and invite your audience to sign up. 
  5. Embark on the Journey: And then, the moment of truth arrives. You set off on the journey with your Travelers, and the magic happens. You watch your group of like-minded individuals from the internet come together, break out of their comfort zones, and form lifelong connections. 

And let's not forget about making money. As a Host, you set your own earnings—on average, you receive over 20% of the total trip revenue. Scale those earnings across multiple trips per year, and you'll be well on your way to actualizing a financially prosperous and personally fulfilling travel business.

Traveler on a trip led by an Influencer who started a travel business with Trova.

 Your journey awaits

The world of travel is a blank canvas waiting to be designed with your unique vision and creativity. As a Content Creator, you possess the power to inspire and captivate audiences with your storytelling abilities and authentic experiences. 

Starting a travel business is more than a professional endeavor to grow your brand. It's a ticket to embark on a transformative journey that fuels your passions with purpose. By leveraging TrovaTrip, you gain access to a world of possibilities where you can take ownership of immersive itineraries, foster meaningful connections, and leave an indelible mark on the lives of your community.