Travel Advisors

This Company Is Travel’s First to Emerge From a Major Pandemic Bankruptcy

This Company Is Travel’s First to Emerge From a Major Pandemic Bankruptcy

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The European and Chinese backers of travel agency WorldStrides seem to think there'll be a rebound for international student travel. Do they know something we don't?

3 weeks ago

Money to Travel, Just Not Booking Yet: Amadeus Consumer Poll

Money to Travel, Just Not Booking Yet: Amadeus Consumer Poll

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The year has been so horrible for the travel sector that it can be easy to forget about consumers' pent-up demand to explore the world. This survey is a helpful reminder.

1 month ago

Flight Centre Takes Aim at Essential Services Travel for the Road to Recovery

Flight Centre Takes Aim at Essential Services Travel for the Road to Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

With a narrowing pool of viable customers, in the form of governments and other essential service providers, the competition's going to be tough out there.

2 months ago

The State Of Educational Travel In a World Gone Virtual

The State Of Educational Travel In a World Gone Virtual

Korey Matthews and Matthew Parsons, Skift

Overseas students bring in the cash, but specialist agencies are still exposed as the pandemic starts to bite.

2 months ago

Tours and Attractions Pursue New Hygiene Regimes to Coronavirus Recovery

Tours and Attractions Pursue New Hygiene Regimes to Coronavirus Recovery

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Tourism is now having its OCD moment in the face of the coronavirus. Will new sanitation protocols in the tourism sector buy peace of mind for travelers post-pandemic or usher in a new age of travel anxiety?

6 months ago

Travel Agency Flight Centre to Shutter 800 Storefronts as Part of $1.2 Billion Savings Effort

Travel Agency Flight Centre to Shutter 800 Storefronts as Part of $1.2 Billion Savings Effort

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This cost-cutting package could be one of the largest we'll see in this crisis. On paper, the cuts look like they'll be enough, but there will be collateral damage to its brand with so many shop closures.

7 months ago

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Airlines, cruise ships, and hotels rely on travel advisors to book a lot of their business. A lobbying effort is afoot to make sure that thousands of these small businesses don't get left out of recovery measures.

7 months ago

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus crisis accentuates the value of travel advisors as much as it highlights their plight as go-betweens in the tourism sector. But a bigger question looms: Will these travel intermediaries in Asia survive the onslaught of this latest crisis?

7 months ago

Travel Advisors Deal With Torrent of Spring Break Cancellations, Vacation Swaps

Travel Advisors Deal With Torrent of Spring Break Cancellations, Vacation Swaps

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Spring break travel is in wait-and-see mode as travel advisors field calls from clients rattled by the coronavirus pandemic. Some travelers are swapping their trips for “safer” spots like Hawaii, Florida, and the Caribbean.

8 months ago

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Cruise lines were set to have a banner year in 2020, but coronavirus and resultant ship quarantines are putting that in doubt. No one knows what the long-term impact will be.

8 months ago

Tourism Marketing’s Coronavirus Conundrum and 14 Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism Marketing’s Coronavirus Conundrum and 14 Top Tourism Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

This week in tourism news, destination marketing organizations find themselves in a pickle. Should they carry on with promotional campaigns amid growing fears over coronavirus? Also, Skift launches a one-on-one interview series. Founder and CEO Rafat Ali candidly talks with industry leaders on travel's path forward as the world grapples with, and recovers from, the virus crisis.

8 months ago

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

8 months ago