Articles tagged “travel advisors”

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lots of travel brands are eligible to earn U.S. government money through the so-called CARES Act. But firms will need to move fast to get their share. Here's how it could all shake out.

4 months ago

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Corporate travel agencies are becoming frustrated with IATA. While the airline body appears to be looking out for its airline members, there’s at least some action taking place behind the scenes, but time is clearly running out.

5 months ago

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Airlines, cruise ships, and hotels rely on travel advisors to book a lot of their business. A lobbying effort is afoot to make sure that thousands of these small businesses don't get left out of recovery measures.

5 months ago

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

A greater appreciation of travel and its many segments could be a positive outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. But until the storm blows over, many small businesses in the Asian tourism industry are facing survival threats.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

5 months ago

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While dealt a blow by coronavirus, the cruise industry is managing to hold the line on pricing, at least for now. The long-term impact of the crisis remains to be seen, but the cruise industry has weathered many others in the past.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is dealing a blow to travel in general, but ship quarantines and other factors may be making cruise especially vulnerable. Travel advisors are scurrying to chart the best way forward for their worried clients.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Sabbatical travel is in the spotlight, but is a year-long trip around the globe feasible for a family? A couple? Two travel advisors set out for a string of faraway places, showing clients and friends that it can be done.

6 months ago

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of Private Islands

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of Private Islands

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Just as they've focused on building bigger and more elaborate ships, cruise lines are now seeking to outdo one another with private islands. MSC Cruises' eco-conscious approach is commendable, but will it resonate with passengers?

6 months ago

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Confusion and fears surrounding the coronavirus are putting travelers on edge and travel advisors in a difficult spot. Travel advisors can present the facts but should not try to influence cancellation decisions.

6 months ago

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

On the Beach's purchase of Classic Collection Holidays now looks like a strategic masterstroke in light of the collapse of Thomas Cook. Brick-and-mortar travel agents in the United Kingdom lost a holiday supplier, and the company has a ready-made alternative on offer.

9 months ago

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With one of the biggest names in UK travel exiting the market, there's space for other travel firms to pick up some of the travel demand. It's not going to be easy with plenty of Brexit uncertainty in the market as well as lots of competition.

9 months ago