Travel Advisor Coverage

Survey: Millennials Prefer Travel Advisor Expertise When It Comes to Planning

Survey: Millennials Prefer Travel Advisor Expertise When It Comes to Planning

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The experiential travel that millennials and other younger people crave may be best provided by professionals, not booking tools.

2 days ago

Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

Paul Biasco, Skift

Emerging destinations and changes in travel styles are fueling a need for human interaction in the travel planning process among younger generations. Companies would be wise not to neglect the human element instead of betting the bank on booking and personalization technology alone.

3 days ago

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Travel Leaders Group Aims to Accelerate UK Growth After Thomas Cook Collapse

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With one of the biggest names in UK travel exiting the market, there's space for other travel firms to pick up some of the travel demand. It's not going to be easy with plenty of Brexit uncertainty in the market as well as lots of competition.

2 weeks ago

Wildfires Raise Challenges for California’s Tourism Management

Wildfires Raise Challenges for California’s Tourism Management

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After several years of historic wildfires, California has to take a hard look at the future of tourism in its wine regions and mountain resort communities. The fires have exacerbated problems such as a lack of affordable workforce housing.

2 weeks ago

How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Several years of devastating wildfires have taken a toll on California tourism but have not affected overall visitor numbers. Instead, the fires have changed the way the state markets itself and made it harder for tourism employees to live in California.

2 weeks ago

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Storefront travel agencies may be fewer in number these days, but some are finding success by reinventing themselves as social hubs for their local communities. With imaginative decor and amenities, these agencies are drawing in customers who had previously been unaware of the value of using a travel advisor.

3 weeks ago

Storefront Travel Agencies Get Reimagined as Social Hubs

Storefront Travel Agencies Get Reimagined as Social Hubs

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Travel agencies are thriving by replacing offices with lounges, complete with drinks and parties. By setting up shopfronts on busy streets, they’re also convincing travelers that they still exist.

3 weeks ago

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

By guiding clients toward responsible choices in how and where they travel, travel advisors can play a key part in promoting sustainable tourism. Not only do local communities benefit, but visitors come away with more meaningful experiences.

4 weeks ago

The Often Overlooked Role Travel Advisors Play in the Path to Responsible Tourism

The Often Overlooked Role Travel Advisors Play in the Path to Responsible Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While it's more obvious that hotels, airlines, and cruise lines have a big impact on sustainable tourism, travel advisors wield influence too. How they guide clients in the choices they make has ramifications for the health of the travel industry, as well as for the planet.

1 month ago

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A surge of newcomers are setting up shop as travel advisors — with some of them unprepared for the realities of the job. Host agencies and consortiums are ramping up efforts to give them the education they need.

1 month ago

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With an influx of newcomers seeking careers as travel advisors, host agencies and consortiums are responding with new professional development options. Much of it emphasizes business skills, giving a reality check to those who view a travel career as an easy endeavor with lots of perks.

1 month ago

Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

Responsible Tourism Is Top Issue for Travel Advisors: Ensemble CEO

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Ensemble Travel Group demonstrated a clear commitment at its 2019 International Conference by driving home the message that sustainability and climate change are the biggest issues facing the travel industry today. That the consortium took steps to offset the conference's own carbon footprint shows it's talking the talk.

1 month ago