Articles tagged “travel leaders”

Mexico Tourism Board Demise Will Hurt the Destination More Than Travel Advisors

Mexico Tourism Board Demise Will Hurt the Destination More Than Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The dissolution of the Mexico Tourism Board means that travel advisors and others involved in the selling and marketing of Mexico have lost a major resource. With safety perception issues still dogging Mexico, the timing couldn’t be worse — for the destination and advisors alike.

2 months ago

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation continues in the global event management marketplace, with Travel Leaders Group investing more in international assets that expand its reach in a crowded marketplace.

3 months ago

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Instagrammer Turned Her Following Into a Luxury Travel Advisor Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Justyna Smith built up a modest Instagram following, and she's used that, plus word of mouth, to run a four-woman luxury travel agency that's making money. Many businesses decide to market wherever the customers are; in Smith's case, the customers came to her and the business followed.

5 months ago

How Travel Agent Trade Group Fought Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

How Travel Agent Trade Group Fought Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These travel advisors have a certain swagger about them these days. Their U.S. trade association, the newly named American Society of Travel Advisors, is now back among the living, and has the challenge of keeping things moving in the right direction.

6 months ago

Hurricane Irma Leaves Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Extremely Concerned and Hoping for the Best

Hurricane Irma Leaves Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Extremely Concerned and Hoping for the Best

Dan Peltier , Skift

Hurricane Irma is a monster storm the likes of which the Caribbean and United States haven't seen in a while. While tourism usually rebounds after major storms, we haven't seen an active Atlantic hurricane season like this for nearly a decade and many travel brands will need to think long-term to recover.

2 years ago

Altour Joins Travel Leaders Group in Latest Travel Agency Consolidation Move

Altour Joins Travel Leaders Group in Latest Travel Agency Consolidation Move

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The big are getting even bigger. The combined entity of Travel Leaders Group and Altour will be a strong competitor in the U.S. and abroad.

2 years ago

The Travel Agent of the Future May Be the Travel Agent of the Past

The Travel Agent of the Future May Be the Travel Agent of the Past

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel agencies are using digital education tools to reach the new generation of agents. More valuable could be back-end innovations that make life for agents more fun than figuring out dated computer systems.

2 years ago

Corporate Travel Forecast Sees Flat Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2017

Corporate Travel Forecast Sees Flat Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The fact that hotel rates and airfares are likely to remain flat into 2017 reflects the huge amount of uncertainty about the state of the global economy at this point in time.

2 years ago

Travel Agents Struggle to Market Against Online Travel Giants

Travel Agents Struggle to Market Against Online Travel Giants

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

When it comes to reaching consumers, travel agencies don't have the resources to fight against travel providers and online booking titans. They need to be more creative with the tools they do have, and many are experimenting on social media and other digital channels.

2 years ago

A Year After CEO Change, Travel Leaders Group Merges Leisure Brands

A Year After CEO Change, Travel Leaders Group Merges Leisure Brands

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Vacation.com, once upon a time, was a prestige asset in the travel agency community. By getting rid of the brand, Travel Leaders Group is looking to simplify its brand offerings to consumers and travel partners.

3 years ago

The Corporate Travel Firm That Launched a Consulting Business to Leverage Smart Data

The Corporate Travel Firm That Launched a Consulting Business to Leverage Smart Data

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel management companies that want to stay relevant are diversifying their offerings as the needs of customers evolve.

3 years ago

Travel Agencies Have Finally Embraced Mobile Planning and Booking

Travel Agencies Have Finally Embraced Mobile Planning and Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By providing a hybrid of convenient digital travel shopping and on-demand personal service, agents can become more relevant to consumers.

4 years ago