Articles tagged “travel advisors”

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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

2 months ago

ASTA Is Giving the Entire Travel Industry Advice on an Important Rebrand

ASTA Is Giving the Entire Travel Industry Advice on an Important Rebrand

Isaac Carey, Skift

The letter ASTA sent was over-ambitious and a little dramatic, but ultimately a smart move and way overdue.

3 months ago

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The government shutdown is not yet a big problem for travel advisors and their clients, but it could become one if it doesn’t end soon. Airport security concerns and national park travel, which picks up in the spring, could become major issues.

3 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.

3 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Egypt Bookings on Upswing

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Egypt Bookings on Upswing

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After years of dormancy, tourism to Egypt is coming back strong. Tour operators are expanding their products and departure dates, while travel advisors are seeing renewed interest among clients to visit what is for many a bucket-list destination.

4 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.

4 months ago

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With little unrest in recent years, tourism demand for Egypt is making a big comeback. Tour operators are beefing up offerings and agents are seeing renewed interest among clients.

4 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As more business travelers view their trips as working vacations, travel advisors must draw on both corporate and leisure travel-planning skills. It's no simple challenge, but it's necessary given the strength of the bleisure travel trend.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline

Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline

Paul Biasco, Skift

It may seem early to be worrying about the October 2020 deadline for so-called Real IDs for U.S. domestic travel, including U.S. territories, but planning ahead could reduce headaches at the airport or motor vehicle agencies.

4 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: South African Agents Build Trips for the Untraveled

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: South African Agents Build Trips for the Untraveled

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Whether it's an appeal to young black South Africans or seniors who fear paying a single supplement, travel advisors who know the particular needs of their own peer groups can have a built-in advantage.

5 months ago