Articles tagged “travel agents”

Online Travel

6 Questions for a Top Seera Group Exec on Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Tourism Goals

Seera Group is confident that Saudi Arabia could welcome 100 million tourists a year by 2030 and commends the country's efforts to change its image at a brand level. However, it'll be some time before the perception changes overseas.

6 Questions for a Top Seera Group Exec on Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Tourism Goals

Travel Agents

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel agencies need to develop more strategies to tackle advisor burnout. They can't afford to lose more advisors because they've struggled to fill roles since the start of the pandemic.

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel Agents

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Extended family and friends’ groups, delayed weddings and graduation trips are contributing to a revival in group travel in destinations like Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Paraguay and Bolivia. The residual effect is that travel agents are in demand again, and back into bricks-and-mortar offices to help travelers plan more book these trips asap.

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Tourism

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, major U.S. airlines didn't hesitate to lift mask requirements, travel numbers in Japan begin steadily rising, and a hotel in South Carolina offers insight on how to create a disability inclusive workforce.

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

Travel Agents

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Travel agents are loudly telling their customers time is of the essence in regards to booking. There's no telling how expensive travel will become as fuel prices show no signs of falling yet.

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Airlines

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

After years of hype, Air France-KLM finally plans to take stronger measures to prompt corporate travel agencies to adopt next-generation methods of processing bookings. Yet its serial delays underscore how hard it is to make industry changes.

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

Coronavirus

Travel Industry Struggles With Sluggish Adoption of Real ID Driver’s Licenses

The bliss of finally being able to travel is making people oblivious to the Real ID requirement, which has been extended twice, and is now just around the corner. For travel advisors, it simply adds more to the pile of potential things that can go wrong.

Travel Industry Struggles With Sluggish Adoption of Real ID Driver’s Licenses

Tourism

Mauritius Pitches Digital Nomads to Reach Goal of 1 Million Tourists in 2022

An ambitious target of one million tourists by the end of 2022 has Mauritius — a largely luxury tourist destination, diversifying to lure even digital nomads and retirees. Will this help them deliver the numbers?

Mauritius Pitches Digital Nomads to Reach Goal of 1 Million Tourists in 2022

Airlines

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

At a time when India has just resumed scheduled commercial flights to international destinations, agents wonder whether the Air India ban against them is an ill-timed move — or a well-timed one.

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

Tour Operators

Africa Tour Operator Challenges Others by Diverting Some of Its Fees for Communities

Convincing travel companies to take less commission is a tall order, especially coming out of the pandemic. But Niarra Travel believes that getting more money into the hands of local communities requires bold steps and immediate action. The severe downturn in tourism revenue and its impact on Africa's wildlife and communities means that the time is now.

Africa Tour Operator Challenges Others by Diverting Some of Its Fees for Communities