Articles tagged “travel advisors”

Travel Agents

One-Way Airplane Ticket Sales Are Way Up — Here’s Why

Travel advisors don't love booking one-way flights for customers due to the additional work it entails. But the practice will continue to boom if airfares don't drop and airlines don't expand their flight schedules.

One-Way Airplane Ticket Sales Are Way Up — Here’s Why

Online Travel

Do Travel Agents Matter in Online Travel? Expedia Thinks So

Expedia is trying to press its advantage in business-to-business programs. It's ahead of Booking Holdings in this area, and Airbnb doesn't have one.

Do Travel Agents Matter in Online Travel? Expedia Thinks So

Travel Agents

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel agencies need to develop more strategies to tackle advisor burnout. They can't afford to lose more advisors because they've struggled to fill roles since the start of the pandemic.

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel Agents

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Travel agents are loudly telling their customers time is of the essence in regards to booking. There's no telling how expensive travel will become as fuel prices show no signs of falling yet.

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Travel Agents

Cruise-Dependent Travel Agents Seek Alternatives After Another CDC Warning

Travel agents should've been expecting a development would arise making the sale of cruises difficult since the cruise industry has been so volatile since the start of the pandemic. It's clear to many agents now to find ways to be less dependent on booking cruises.

Cruise-Dependent Travel Agents Seek Alternatives After Another CDC Warning

Travel Agents

South Africa’s Travel Agents Say Business Screeched to a Halt Over Omicron

Not only did the travel bans force widespread cancellations for South Africans planning to go abroad during the country's summer, but they may also represent the death knell for many tourism businesses that had already been significantly hit hard by the initial blast of Covid.

South Africa’s Travel Agents Say Business Screeched to a Halt Over Omicron

Travel Agents

Travel Agents Book Multiple Trips for Clients at Same Time to Hedge Against Covid Closures

Even if some travel agents don't foresee trip-stacking becoming a long-term practice, the ongoing uncertainty about future restrictions and closures may mean they'll have to resort to the tactic longer than they expect.

Travel Agents Book Multiple Trips for Clients at Same Time to Hedge Against Covid Closures

Online Travel

Tripadvisor CEO Is Leaving and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer announces he will leave the post in 2022, numerous hotel executives express optimism about the industry's recovery, and a large number of U.S. travel agencies struggle to serve customers due to a shortage of advisors.

Tripadvisor CEO Is Leaving and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Travel Agents

U.S. Travel Agencies Can’t Cope With Demand Because of Advisor Shortage

The U.S. travel agency industry will only make a complete recovery when it manages to replace advisors cut during the pandemic. A lack of staff has often made booking trips difficult for people eager to use travel advisor services.

U.S. Travel Agencies Can’t Cope With Demand Because of Advisor Shortage

Travel Agents

Onefinestay’s Founder Sees a Rejuvenated Future for Travel Agents With New Startup

It's too soon to tell whether the pandemic will drive people back into the arms of human beings to book their holidays, but Evan Frank thinks he's got the right ingredients to reboot the classic travel agent model.

Onefinestay’s Founder Sees a Rejuvenated Future for Travel Agents With New Startup