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Articles tagged “travel advisors”

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

Business Travel

U.S. and Canadian Travel Advisor Groups Look Beyond Rivalry to Reopen the Border

The entire travel industry greatly benefits when groups many would think of as competitors work together to provide assistance for travelers and travel advisors.

U.S. and Canadian Travel Advisor Groups Look Beyond Rivalry to Reopen the Border

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Find River Cruises a Bigger Opportunity Even With Hurdles

Travel advisors would do well to thoroughly explain the differences between ocean and river cruises. While some travelers have concerns about getting on any kind of cruise, travel advisors could attract a lot more bookings if they quell any concerns travelers have about river cruises.

Travel Advisors Find River Cruises a Bigger Opportunity Even With Hurdles

Business Travel

The Travel Advisors Leading the Overtourism Fight for a Post-Pandemic Era

Travel advisors are possibly more powerful than tourism boards in the fight against overtourism, and their advice about where to travel is increasingly valuable.

The Travel Advisors Leading the Overtourism Fight for a Post-Pandemic Era

Business Travel

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

A united front came together for a “Travel Day of Action” — but it'll take an extremely loud voice to convince policy makers to fast forward the proposed July 19 reopening date and pry open wallets for more cash handouts.

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

Travel Agents

85 Percent of U.S. Travel Agencies Won’t Survive the Year Without Aid, Trade Group Warns

Travel advisors play a critical role in the recovery of the leisure tourism sector. But these majority women-owned, small businesses will need relief to stay afloat if the U.S. travel industry is to benefit.

85 Percent of U.S. Travel Agencies Won’t Survive the Year Without Aid, Trade Group Warns

Online Travel

Expedia Is Now Marriott’s Exclusive Provider of Wholesale Rates for Travel Agents

If the Expedia-Marriott partnership works out as promised, then there will be fewer Marriott rates on metasearch sites that are deeply discounted compared to Marriott's own websites. And bedbanks and tour operators will have to sign up with Expedia — not Marriott — to get their hands on Marriott's wholesale rates.

Expedia Is Now Marriott’s Exclusive Provider of Wholesale Rates for Travel Agents

Coronavirus

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

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.

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