Travel Advisor Coverage

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With tensions between the U.S. and Iranian governments escalating, tour operators report that some Americans are rethinking their travel plans. However travelers from other countries are undeterred, and interest in Iran continues to grow.

5 days ago

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Tourism to Sri Lanka was riding high until the Easter massacre all but shut it down. Now that foreign governments are scaling back their travel warnings, some travel advisors are again pushing the destination, hoping that tourism will help get the country back on its feet.

6 days ago

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As antagonism intensifies between the Trump administration and Iran, some American tourists are rethinking plans to visit the country. Barring the start of military activity, tour operators say Iran is a safe and hospitable destination even for U.S. visitors.

1 week ago

Brand USA Faces Uncertain Future Despite Weakening Inbound Travel

Brand USA Faces Uncertain Future Despite Weakening Inbound Travel

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Brand USA, the country's official tourism marketing arm, could go under if Congress doesn't act to secure its funding. The recent decline in international visitors to the U.S. would only get worse if marketing support is eliminated.

2 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Promote Aboriginal Tourism in Australia

Travel Advisors Promote Aboriginal Tourism in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

For travel advisors looking for alternatives to overcrowded traditional destinations, Australia’s unique aboriginal experiences could fit right in. The country’s indigenous culture is now being strongly promoted through the efforts of Tourism Australia, state tourism promoters, and savvy local operators.

2 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Ready to Take One Big Step Into Space Tourism

Travel Advisors Ready to Take One Big Step Into Space Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After many years of setbacks and anticipation, Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights are expected to launch at last. Is a whole new era of space tourism, with rewards for travel advisors, about to take off, as well?

3 weeks ago

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

3 weeks ago

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Travel Leaders is one of the first travel giants to turn overtourism into an opportunity. It's teaming up with industry partners and academia to raise awareness, seek solutions, and push for sustainable business practices.

3 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The classic American road trip is being revamped for more affluent and sophisticated travelers. Improved accommodations and amenities are a far cry from what many clients may recall from childhood.

4 weeks ago

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Paul Biasco, Skift

As well-traveled Americans and international visitors look for their next adventures, travel advisors are pointing them to the allures of the open road. Fueled by an increase in high-end lodging options in the American West, more luxury travelers will shift gears and opt for driving rather than flying.

4 weeks ago

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Surging Demand for Milestone Celebrations Means New Business for Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Despite the opportunity, there are challenges involved in successfully putting together celebration travel. One of the biggest ones is to keep things under control with unwieldy groups, particularly if there is no designated group leader.

1 month ago

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The trend for groups of family and friends to celebrate birthdays and other milestones with travel is growing in scope. It's a likely niche for many travel advisors to pursue.

1 month ago