Articles tagged “travel agencies”

Thailand’s 60th Tourism Anniversary Turns to Nightmare as Longstanding Travel Agencies Start Closing

Thailand’s 60th Tourism Anniversary Turns to Nightmare as Longstanding Travel Agencies Start Closing

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Five months without revenue would challenge even the best operations. As travel agencies start closing down in Thailand, calls for clarity on reopening become more desperate.

6 days ago

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's a fascinating question whether airlines and travel agencies will be able to keep pushing forward on modernizing the sector's tech. But Amadeus aims to press on with its part in the process.

4 weeks ago

Travel Companies Are Hiring Despite Epic Job Losses

Travel Companies Are Hiring Despite Epic Job Losses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amidst the carnage, there are job openings in the travel industry. However, many of the opportunities won't get rank-and-file restaurant or hospitality workers back collecting paychecks and benefits anytime soon.

4 weeks ago

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many travelers no longer want to take some trips this year for various reasons, even if their flights haven't been canceled. A new automated solution will speed up the pace at which airlines can rebook passengers by overriding the restrictions on tickets bought before the crisis.

2 months ago

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus has seen a dramatic drop in the plane tickets booked and passengers processed through its systems. Its latest results show the broader impact on carriers worldwide and signal the wallop still awaiting.

3 months ago

Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds

Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Everyone in the travel industry is frustrated right now with much of the world frozen up. But Nicolas Brumelot, the co-founder and president of travel startup Misterfly, speaks for many agencies frustrated by alleged delays in refunds by some airlines.

5 months ago

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Cruise lines were set to have a banner year in 2020, but coronavirus and resultant ship quarantines are putting that in doubt. No one knows what the long-term impact will be.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is dealing a blow to travel in general, but ship quarantines and other factors may be making cruise especially vulnerable. Travel advisors are scurrying to chart the best way forward for their worried clients.

5 months ago

U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Sector to Top $57 Billion in 2020: Skift Research Forecast

U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Sector to Top $57 Billion in 2020: Skift Research Forecast

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

The travel arrangement and reservation services sector has experienced strong growth for the past few years and outperformed other major travel verticals. We believe this trend will continue in the next few years, aided by more digital transformation.

6 months ago

What’s Driving Growth for Travel’s Arrangement and Reservation Services: New Skift Research

What’s Driving Growth for Travel’s Arrangement and Reservation Services: New Skift Research

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

Travel advisors still exist; tour operators are the last sector to move to digital; online travel platforms are scrambling to keep the growth rate high. We are expecting to see more changes shaping the travel arrangement and reservation services sector in the next few years.

6 months ago

Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Strong sales are giving travel agencies the means to expand, but they face challenges in finding experienced travel advisors. As a way around this, some are looking to acquire existing agencies or attract more independents to their host operations.

6 months ago