Articles tagged “training”

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

1 month ago

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

Paul Biasco, Skift

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.

1 month ago

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

2 months ago

Travel Advisor Recruits Participate in Host Agency Boot Camps

Travel Advisor Recruits Participate in Host Agency Boot Camps

Paul Biasco, Skift

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.

4 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: How to Tap Into the Multicultural Travel Market

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: How to Tap Into the Multicultural Travel Market

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Travel advisors need to be tech-savvy and sensitive to the needs of ethnic travelers, who tend to travel with extended family, some of whom may not be fluent in English.

8 months ago

Signature Travel Network Bootcamp Emphasizes Agent Earnings, Not Airport Codes

Signature Travel Network Bootcamp Emphasizes Agent Earnings, Not Airport Codes

Paul Biasco, Skift

The move by Signature Travel Network to attempt to attract new and diverse talent to the travel advisor profession is a strong one at a time where there is a common perception that the field lacks a bright future. This program could bolster a trend.

8 months ago

Luxury Agency Groups Tackle the Recruitment Conundrum

Luxury Agency Groups Tackle the Recruitment Conundrum

Laura Powell, Skift

Today's luxury agent has to be part travel advisor, part business person, and part life coach. Finding candidates with this trifecta of skills is no easy task. That's why a pair of top luxury agency consortia is tackling the recruitment conundrum through education.

8 months ago

Rail Tour Operator Rocky Mountaineer Targets Cruisers Through Agent Sales

Rail Tour Operator Rocky Mountaineer Targets Cruisers Through Agent Sales

Paul Biasco, Skift

Rocky Mountaineer relies heavily on travel advisors to sell its luxury train experiences through the Canadian Rockies, but there’s room for improvement. The rail tour company launched a new agent training program to clear up misconceptions about its mode of travel.

9 months ago

U.S. Indigenous Tourism Association Targets Italian and German Visitors

U.S. Indigenous Tourism Association Targets Italian and German Visitors

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Visitation to Indian Country has been steady during the Trump Slump, and that might be attributed to a focus on attracting visitors from Italy and Germany.

2 years ago

Hotel and Motel Employees Can Be a Force in Spotting Human-Trafficking

Hotel and Motel Employees Can Be a Force in Spotting Human-Trafficking

Julius Whigham Ii , Associated Press

It takes a village — and your hotel and motel front desk employees and other staff to be on the lookout for human trafficking. Some of them are being trained to detect when something seems amiss, but more needs to be done.

2 years ago

Pilots Group Says Proposed Training Changes Would Lead to ‘Pilot Puppy Mills’

Pilots Group Says Proposed Training Changes Would Lead to ‘Pilot Puppy Mills’

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

The 2009 crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 was linked to pilot exhaustion and a lack of training. Training for regional airline pilots was made more rigorous in the years after the crash, and now the U.S. House of Representatives wants to loosen things up again. That's a big fail.

2 years ago

The Travel Agent of the Future May Be the Travel Agent of the Past

The Travel Agent of the Future May Be the Travel Agent of the Past

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel agencies are using digital education tools to reach the new generation of agents. More valuable could be back-end innovations that make life for agents more fun than figuring out dated computer systems.

2 years ago