Articles tagged “travel agencies”

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Former Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser Returns to Travel

Peter Fankauser is marking his official return to travel after a three-year absence, as he takes on the role of chairman at Germany's itravel Group. He has also previously been an investor and consultant at the Cologne-based tour operator. Fankauser was CEO of Thomas Cook Group from 2014 up until its collapse in September 2019.…

Travel Agents

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

Fora Travel has the potential to give impetus to the evolving role of travel agents in an Instagram and TikTok era. It all sounds good in theory, but much depends on whether the agency can deliver on providing adequate training to its burgeoning ranks.

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

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Reposite Raises $7.5 Million to Simplify Group Travel Bookings

Reposite, a maker of software for travel agents and advisors, has raised $7.5 million. The company wants to establish itself as “the definitive group travel tool that fuels discovery and simplifies coordination for travel planners.” The New York-headquartered startup was founded to address the needs of the group travel market, and in particular it wants…

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Travel Advisor Group Tells Transportation Department Agents Can’t Issue Flight Refunds

Travel advisors serve as agents of the airlines when they process flight bookings. Why should they be responsible for issuing flight refunds when they are mere go-betweens and never see the money?

Travel Advisor Group Tells Transportation Department Agents Can’t Issue Flight Refunds

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Turns to India’s Hinterlands in the First Quarter to Win New Customers

MakeMyTrip is moving its focus from retail customers to go deep into the hinterland by tapping into small travel agents across India. In a country where online penetration is still low, will this bet pay off?

MakeMyTrip Turns to India’s Hinterlands in the First Quarter to Win New Customers

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Flight Centre Has Profits in Sight, Thanks to Higher Airline Fares

Australia’s Flight Centre Travel Group has finally turned a corner, and on Monday updated its 2022 fiscal year market guidance after seeing a “solid rebound” in travel demand. The Australian based travel giant now predicts it will report a “healthy” fourth-quarter profit, for the three months up to June 30, 2022, on an underlying earnings…

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Europe Urgently Needs to Fill 1.2 Million Travel and Tourism Job Vacancies

The European Union's travel and tourism sector recovery is at risk unless 1.2 million jobs are filled, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council and European Travel Commission. Vacancies are likely to remain unfilled during the busy summer period, with travel agencies predicted to be the worst hit with a 30 percent shortfall of…

Travel Agents

The Re-Reinvention of the Travel Agent

Travel agents, sometimes called advisors, have seen many changes through the years, but the pandemic altered their profession in unimaginable ways. And that upheaval's not dying down anytime soon, with booking travel becoming more complicated and advisors seeing their roles as even more necessary.

The Re-Reinvention of the Travel Agent

Travel Agents

One-Way Airplane Ticket Sales Are Way Up — Here’s Why

Travel advisors don't love booking one-way flights for customers due to the additional work it entails. But the practice will continue to boom if airfares don't drop and airlines don't expand their flight schedules.

One-Way Airplane Ticket Sales Are Way Up — Here’s Why

Business Travel

Planning a Corporate Retreat Takes on New Complexity in a Remote Working World

Travel agencies and specialist platforms share the logistical and psychological challenges when planning these in-demand events for today's dispersed workforces.

Planning a Corporate Retreat Takes on New Complexity in a Remote Working World