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Travel Advisor Innovation Report

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Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

There may be turmoil on Capitol Hill and a contentious presidential election up ahead, but travel advisor leaders don't expect it to put a damper on 2020 sales. They are, however, keeping an eye on the economy and said travel advisors should be extra proactive in keeping clients enthused and confident about travel.

Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

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Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

Music tourism, much like adventure or wellness travel, is a fast-growing niche worthy of travel advisors' attention. Not only does it appeal to all age groups, but clients will appreciate help in obtaining tickets and making travel arrangements built around events.

Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

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Survey: Millennials Prefer Travel Advisor Expertise When It Comes to Planning

The experiential travel that millennials and other younger people crave may be best provided by professionals, not booking tools.

Survey: Millennials Prefer Travel Advisor Expertise When It Comes to Planning

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How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

World Travel Holdings has emerged as a powerhouse, particularly in the cruise sector. While strengthening its presence in other sectors, the company's top executives say that cruises will only get stronger as a revenue source for travel advisors.

How  Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

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Wildfires Raise Challenges for California’s Tourism Management

After several years of historic wildfires, California has to take a hard look at the future of tourism in its wine regions and mountain resort communities. The fires have exacerbated problems such as a lack of affordable workforce housing.

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Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Storefront travel agencies may be fewer in number these days, but some are finding success by reinventing themselves as social hubs for their local communities. With imaginative decor and amenities, these agencies are drawing in customers who had previously been unaware of the value of using a travel advisor.

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

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Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

By guiding clients toward responsible choices in how and where they travel, travel advisors can play a key part in promoting sustainable tourism. Not only do local communities benefit, but visitors come away with more meaningful experiences.

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

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Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

A surge of newcomers are setting up shop as travel advisors — with some of them unprepared for the realities of the job. Host agencies and consortiums are ramping up efforts to give them the education they need.

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

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Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

Ensemble Travel Group demonstrated a clear commitment at its 2019 International Conference by driving home the message that sustainability and climate change are the biggest issues facing the travel industry today. That the consortium took steps to offset the conference's own carbon footprint shows it's talking the talk.

Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

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Travel Advisors Need Knowledge to Assist Transgender Clients

From airport screening to hostile destinations, travel poses particular difficulties and humiliations for transgender people. Travel advisors need to be aware of the potential pitfalls when serving transgender clients.

Travel Advisors Need Knowledge to Assist Transgender Clients