Travel Agents

Travel Agents

Daily Podcast: Travel Agent Burnout

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, May 23, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Travel Agent Burnout

Travel Agents

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel agencies need to develop more strategies to tackle advisor burnout. They can't afford to lose more advisors because they've struggled to fill roles since the start of the pandemic.

Pent-Up Travel Demand, Staffing Shortages Drive Travel Advisor Burnout

Travel Agents

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Extended family and friends’ groups, delayed weddings and graduation trips are contributing to a revival in group travel in destinations like Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Paraguay and Bolivia. The residual effect is that travel agents are in demand again, and back into bricks-and-mortar offices to help travelers plan more book these trips asap.

Latin America Is Showing a Resurgence of Group Travel

Travel Agents

Daily Podcast: Smart Travelers Are Planning for 2024 Trips

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, April 21, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Smart Travelers Are Planning for 2024 Trips

Travel Agents

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Travel agents are loudly telling their customers time is of the essence in regards to booking. There's no telling how expensive travel will become as fuel prices show no signs of falling yet.

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Airlines

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

After years of hype, Air France-KLM finally plans to take stronger measures to prompt corporate travel agencies to adopt next-generation methods of processing bookings. Yet its serial delays underscore how hard it is to make industry changes.

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

Airlines

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

At a time when India has just resumed scheduled commercial flights to international destinations, agents wonder whether the Air India ban against them is an ill-timed move — or a well-timed one.

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

Travel Agents

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Flight Centre Travel Group is a global travel agency so it should be able to handle Air New Zealand and Qantas getting around to slashing travel agent commissions two decades after Delta Air Lines kicked off the trend in the U.S. It won't be without some pain, however.

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

For years, a handful of large airline groups outside of the U.S. have slapped surcharges on airfare sold via legacy technology. Hawaiian is the first U.S.-based airline to add distribution surcharges.

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

Travel Agents

Daily Podcast: An Unhealthy Cruise Dependency

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, January 18, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: An Unhealthy Cruise Dependency