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Articles tagged “training”

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

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

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

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.

4 days ago

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

5 months ago

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

7 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago