Travel Agents

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Travel Agent Interest Surge Expected in Post-Pandemic Family Travel

Don’t discount the need for travel agents in the future of travel. Two recent surveys show Americans increasingly want to utilize a travel advisor’s services for post-pandemic vacationing.

Travel Agent Interest Surge Expected in Post-Pandemic Family Travel

Travel Agents

Onefinestay’s Founder Sees a Rejuvenated Future for Travel Agents With New Startup

It's too soon to tell whether the pandemic will drive people back into the arms of human beings to book their holidays, but Evan Frank thinks he's got the right ingredients to reboot the classic travel agent model.

Onefinestay’s Founder Sees a Rejuvenated Future for Travel Agents With New Startup

Business Travel

Carlson Family Gives Up Control of Namesake Agency CWT in Refinancing Deal

A new chapter that will help the agency focus on the future, but will an opaque ownership structure hinder its recovery plans?

Carlson Family Gives Up Control of Namesake Agency CWT in Refinancing Deal

Business Travel

U.S. and Canadian Travel Advisor Groups Look Beyond Rivalry to Reopen the Border

The entire travel industry greatly benefits when groups many would think of as competitors work together to provide assistance for travelers and travel advisors.

U.S. and Canadian Travel Advisor Groups Look Beyond Rivalry to Reopen the Border

Business Travel

Can This Controversial Former Thomas Cook Exec Really Build the Next Travel Giant?

Many people will be watching the next chapter in Manny Fontenla-Novoa's career closely. Can he restore his reputation with this new pan-European travel agency?

Can This Controversial Former Thomas Cook Exec Really Build the Next Travel Giant?

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Find River Cruises a Bigger Opportunity Even With Hurdles

Travel advisors would do well to thoroughly explain the differences between ocean and river cruises. While some travelers have concerns about getting on any kind of cruise, travel advisors could attract a lot more bookings if they quell any concerns travelers have about river cruises.

Travel Advisors Find River Cruises a Bigger Opportunity Even With Hurdles

Business Travel

The Travel Advisors Leading the Overtourism Fight for a Post-Pandemic Era

Travel advisors are possibly more powerful than tourism boards in the fight against overtourism, and their advice about where to travel is increasingly valuable.

The Travel Advisors Leading the Overtourism Fight for a Post-Pandemic Era

Business Travel

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

It's obviously tremendous for the tourism industry that LGBTQ travelers have been enthusiastic about hitting the road this summer. Imagine how much more revenue destinations could earn if they did a better job of marketing to that community.

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

Business Travel

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

A united front came together for a “Travel Day of Action” — but it'll take an extremely loud voice to convince policy makers to fast forward the proposed July 19 reopening date and pry open wallets for more cash handouts.

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

Business Travel

How the UK’s Reveal of 12 ‘Green Light’ Safe Travel Countries Will Drive Bookings — Just Not to U.S.

No major surprises in this latest phase of international reopening, but serious questions over the U.S.'s absence.

How the UK’s Reveal of 12 ‘Green Light’ Safe Travel Countries Will Drive Bookings — Just Not to U.S.