Articles tagged “travel agents”

A Black Travel Agent’s Message for Her Industry

A Black Travel Agent’s Message for Her Industry

Angela Gathings, Skift

"It’s challenging when the industry isn’t as inclusive or diverse as it should be ... The travel industry is another industry to be made to feel invisible and voiceless."

1 month ago

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus crisis accentuates the value of travel advisors as much as it highlights their plight as go-betweens in the tourism sector. But a bigger question looms: Will these travel intermediaries in Asia survive the onslaught of this latest crisis?

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Deal With Torrent of Spring Break Cancellations, Vacation Swaps

Travel Advisors Deal With Torrent of Spring Break Cancellations, Vacation Swaps

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Spring break travel is in wait-and-see mode as travel advisors field calls from clients rattled by the coronavirus pandemic. Some travelers are swapping their trips for “safer” spots like Hawaii, Florida, and the Caribbean.

4 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.

4 months ago

Take Your Family Around the World? Travel Advisors Show the Way

Take Your Family Around the World? Travel Advisors Show the Way

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Extended around-the-world travel is no longer just for the superrich or the unencumbered. It's now within reach of middle-class families. Travel advisors are showing how it can be done.

5 months ago

Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Low-Tech Achilles’ Heel of Tours and Attractions in Asia

Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Low-Tech Achilles’ Heel of Tours and Attractions in Asia

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

For many players in Asia’s tours and activities space, dealing with mounting coronavirus cancellations is proving to be a pain point without the aid of robust technology systems in place. This crisis will be a sharp reminder that digitalization is the way to go.

5 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.

5 months ago

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Travel agencies are poised for expansion, but the major challenge is finding travel advisors to fill new positions. Acquiring agencies and enticing newcomers to join the industry are ways around it.

5 months ago

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

Maria Lenhart, Skift

More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to know in order to handle it right.

6 months ago

‘Skip-Gen’ Vacations Are a New Family Travel Offshoot for Travel Advisors

‘Skip-Gen’ Vacations Are a New Family Travel Offshoot for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

"Skip-gen" travel involving grandparents and grandchildren is an important market for travel advisors to pay attention to. Not only are grandparents more active these days, many see travel as a rare bonding opportunity with grandchildren.

6 months ago

Travel Advisors Face Challenges as Food Tourism Matures

Travel Advisors Face Challenges as Food Tourism Matures

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The appetite for culinary tourism is growing, sparking demand for experiences beyond cooking classes and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants. Travel advisors and tour operators need to seek out new and inventive ways to satisfy what clients crave.

6 months ago

Travel Advisors Stay Fresh on Trends as Demand Grows for Culinary Experiences

Travel Advisors Stay Fresh on Trends as Demand Grows for Culinary Experiences

Paul Biasco, Skift

Instagram and the influence of Anthony Bourdain turned travelers into culinary experience hunters. Travel advisors would be wise to stay on top of all the growing culinary travel trends.

6 months ago