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Articles tagged “travel advisors”

Business Travel

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Luxury travel advisors are experts at planning a five-star vacation for their clients, but agents are more frequently being asked to add a more local element to their plans. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into making sure these experiences go off without a hitch.

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Are Selling Concierge Services — Just Don’t Call Them Fees

Consultant Nolan Burris is a pioneer in advocating that travel agencies charge service fees. Now that the practice has become standard, Burris says many agencies have failed to realize the revenue potential of service packages and need to overhaul their approach.

Travel Advisors Are Selling Concierge Services — Just Don’t Call Them Fees

Airlines

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, controlled by opposing parties, will be at loggerheads over many issues related to both the travel industry and travelers. However, there will be plenty of wiggle room, if not on airplanes with reduced passenger legroom, then in the halls of Congress, where some legislation will undoubtedly get done.

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Business Travel

Tzell Travel Advisor Turned Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd Into Fans of Her Tour-Planning

As a travel advisor focusing on the entertainment industry, Amy Keeling has been practicing personalization for years, although not in the way the tech world thinks about it. Keeling has become an expert in ensuring comfort for her roster of rock bands as she learned their unique preferences over the last 25 years.

Tzell Travel Advisor Turned Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd Into Fans of Her Tour-Planning

Business Travel

Independents Day: ASTA and Subsidiary Forge Closer Relationship

The closer relationship between the American Society of Travel Advisors and its subsidiary, the renamed ASTA Small Business Network, promises greater visibility for independents with consumers. However, the real winner may be the parent organization, given the growing importance of the independent sector.

Independents Day: ASTA and Subsidiary Forge Closer Relationship

Online Travel

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Flight Centre founder Scroo Turner must be wondering what it takes to keep the market happy. His company reported revenue and profit growth, but still its shares were slashed, with traders wiping more than $50 million off its value.

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Business Travel

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Travel agents (or advisors) were supposed to go the way of the fax machine. But in the internet era, they've managed to find ways to fight back.

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Online Travel

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

There is something happening at the newly named American Society of Travel Advisors. It not only has a new name, but has a new energy and confidence about where it is headed as it reaches out directly to a new generation of travelers.

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

Business Travel

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

These four entrepreneurs took the first steps toward what would become modern adventure and luxury travel, and their first-hand accounts hold lessons — and entertainment — for all those who followed in their wake.

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

Business Travel

Skift Versus Magazine: Travel Consultants Vs. Travel Agents

Don't call it a comeback. Travel agents never disappeared; the savvy agents just got serious by re-branding themselves as travel consultants and learning to specialize in what technology companies can't provide: a human touch.

Skift Versus Magazine: Travel Consultants Vs. Travel Agents