Articles tagged “training”

Coronavirus

KLM Is Ramping Up Virtual Reality to Train Workers Since Pandemic’s Start

The pandemic has sped up airline testing of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other technologies to train workforces more cost-effectively. Expect a few travel companies to join KLM in having "extended reality" IT teams by 2025.

KLM Is Ramping Up Virtual Reality to Train Workers Since Pandemic’s Start

Tourism

Don’t Miss This Seminal Moment for Racial Justice, Travel Industry

The U.S. travel industry is largely self-absorbed at the moment with millions of people out of work, and businesses struggling to survive. But it will ignore the pivotal moment that is unfolding across U.S. cities at its own peril.

Don’t Miss This Seminal Moment for Racial Justice, Travel Industry

Coronavirus

Virtual Reality Gives Training Boost to Asia’s Displaced Hotel Workers During Crisis Downtime

With borders shut and hotels closed during the coronavirus pandemic, this could be the moment for remote training — and virtual reality’s role — in hospitality to shine and take off.

Virtual Reality Gives Training Boost to Asia’s Displaced Hotel Workers During Crisis Downtime

Business Travel

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

Business Travel

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

With an influx of newcomers seeking careers as travel advisors, host agencies and consortiums are responding with new professional development options. Much of it emphasizes business skills, giving a reality check to those who view a travel career as an easy endeavor with lots of perks.

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Hotels

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

Look beyond monthly jobs reports to see a bigger picture. The U.S. leisure and hospitality sector will cut its employment growth by roughly half over the next decade, according to a government forecast. Hoteliers will cope by boosting the productivity of their existing workforce through training.

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

Business Travel

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

An enterprising program that provides free training for military vets who want to start new careers as travel advisors is an innovative way to bring new talent into the industry. After a year in operation, it's starting to yield results.

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

Business Travel

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

A travel advisor host agency is finding success with a scholarship program for military veterans geared toward utilizing their unique skill sets. It has the potential to be a win-win for both the agency and the veterans who have made the transition into new careers.

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

Business Travel

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Business Travel

Travel Advisor Recruits Participate in Host Agency Boot Camps

Host agencies are seeing an influx of prospective travel advisors, many coming from other careers, and are creating education programs to ensure the newcomers are up to par. There are a wide range of options out there, so potential agents should do their research before choosing a host.

Travel Advisor Recruits Participate in Host Agency Boot Camps