Articles tagged “travel advisors”

Pet-Focused Travel Advisors Navigate Challenges of Flying with Fido

Pet-Focused Travel Advisors Navigate Challenges of Flying with Fido

Maria Lenhart, Skift

For increasing numbers of travelers, leaving home without a beloved pet (or pets) is unthinkable. While the travel industry has become more accommodating to this trend, the challenges are such that services from pet travel experts are in demand.

3 weeks ago

Marketers From Closed Mexico Tourism Office Go Out on Their Own

Marketers From Closed Mexico Tourism Office Go Out on Their Own

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Former staffers from the closed Los Angeles office of the Mexico Tourism Board have regrouped to offer marketing services for Mexican destinations. Such services are needed, particularly for regions outside of Mexico's most popular tourist areas.

1 month ago

Travel Agencies Find Success in Not Acting Like, Well, Travel Agencies

Travel Agencies Find Success in Not Acting Like, Well, Travel Agencies

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Breaking with the usual travel agency practices has proved to be a winning situation for two travel companies on this year's Inc. 5000 list. New approaches to hiring and travel planning are resonating in today's culture.

2 months ago

Fast-Growing Travel Companies Break With Agency Traditions

Fast-Growing Travel Companies Break With Agency Traditions

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Eschewing the usual travel agency business model, two travel companies on the Inc. 5000 list are enjoying significant success by providing highly curated itineraries and hiring staff with specialized expertise. Their approach is clearly resonating in today’s on-demand culture.

2 months ago

High-Touch and High-Tech Find Common Ground With Travel Advisors: Virtuoso CEO

High-Touch and High-Tech Find Common Ground With Travel Advisors: Virtuoso CEO

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Virtuoso Travel Week drew record attendance to the annual event it likens to Fashion Week. While heavily touting the consortium's new Wanderlist travel planning tool, it also emphasized the human touch.

2 months ago

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Cultural tours to communities of color involve many parties: travel advisors, tour operators, service providers, travelers themselves, and more. So who's responsible for making sure that a trip to an indigenous community or a historically black neighborhood is carried out ethically?

2 months ago

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As antagonism intensifies between the Trump administration and Iran, some American tourists are rethinking plans to visit the country. Barring the start of military activity, tour operators say Iran is a safe and hospitable destination even for U.S. visitors.

3 months ago

Travel Advisors Promote Aboriginal Tourism in Australia

Travel Advisors Promote Aboriginal Tourism in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

For travel advisors looking for alternatives to overcrowded traditional destinations, Australia’s unique aboriginal experiences could fit right in. The country’s indigenous culture is now being strongly promoted through the efforts of Tourism Australia, state tourism promoters, and savvy local operators.

4 months ago

Why Luxury Travel Purveyors Should Pay Attention to Generation Z

Why Luxury Travel Purveyors Should Pay Attention to Generation Z

Laura Powell, Skift

While most members of Generation Z have yet to make a substantial income, they are having unexpected influence over family travel decisions. That's why travel marketers need to start paying attention to this new generation of consumers. Sorry, millennials.

5 months ago

Viking Sky Rescue Doesn’t Appear to Be Hurting Cruise Demand

Viking Sky Rescue Doesn’t Appear to Be Hurting Cruise Demand

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Cruise customers, who are shrugging off the recent Viking Sky dramas, seem to be a hardy bunch. Advisors have been spared a flood of cancellations, and it looks like business as usual for cruising.

7 months ago

The Southwest Effect Is Already Impacting Hawaii Tourism

The Southwest Effect Is Already Impacting Hawaii Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Southwest Airlines’ entry into the Hawaii market is likely to bring more competitive airfares from the U.S. mainland and also on inter-island routes. The good news may be tempered, however, by rising hotel rates and limited availability in Hawaii’s most popular destinations.

7 months ago

China’s Travel Infrastructure Boom and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

China’s Travel Infrastructure Boom and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, the Chinese travel system could have a global effect on the travel industry, Royal Caribbean sees growth in customers out of China, and the African Union makes progress on its passport for all of Africa.

9 months ago