Travel Advisors

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Black-Owned Agencies in the U.S. Carve a Successful Niche in African Tourism

Black-Owned Agencies in the U.S. Carve a Successful Niche in African Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Henderson Travel, a black-owned agency founded back in the Civil Rights era, pioneered roots travel to Africa. Its continued success is a testament not just to the popularity of genealogical tourism, but a booming African-American travel market.

1 month ago

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

Paul Biasco, Skift

Take a page from the books of some experienced travel advisors from around the U.S. before you head out on your next adventure or business trip. We love the suggestion to swap out the hotel room's bar of soap with your favorite from home to start your day at ease.

1 month ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Government Shutdown Puts Agents on Edge

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Government Shutdown Puts Agents on Edge

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the government shutdown had not yet had a serious impact on leisure travel business as of last week, many travel advisors became increasingly concerned about what a prolonged shutdown could mean.

1 month ago

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The government shutdown is not yet a big problem for travel advisors and their clients, but it could become one if it doesn’t end soon. Airport security concerns and national park travel, which picks up in the spring, could become major issues.

1 month ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: How to Tap Into the Multicultural Travel Market

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: How to Tap Into the Multicultural Travel Market

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Travel advisors need to be tech-savvy and sensitive to the needs of ethnic travelers, who tend to travel with extended family, some of whom may not be fluent in English.

1 month ago

Hispanic and Asian Travelers Can Play to Travel Advisor Strengths

Hispanic and Asian Travelers Can Play to Travel Advisor Strengths

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Travel Advisors seeking to grow their clientele can't afford to ignore the growing diversity of U.S. travelers. In particular, Hispanic and Asian communities are increasingly wielding considerable economic impact.

1 month ago

Signature Travel Network Bootcamp Emphasizes Agent Earnings, Not Airport Codes

Signature Travel Network Bootcamp Emphasizes Agent Earnings, Not Airport Codes

Paul Biasco, Skift

The move by Signature Travel Network to attempt to attract new and diverse talent to the travel advisor profession is a strong one at a time where there is a common perception that the field lacks a bright future. This program could bolster a trend.

1 month ago

Flight Centre Expands in U.S. With Silicon Valley Acquisition

Flight Centre Expands in U.S. With Silicon Valley Acquisition

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Flight Centre’s latest North American acquisition looks like a win-win. Casto Travel gets access to the group’s technology, buying power, and marketing reach while the Australian-headquartered travel group expands its footprint in Silicon Valley.

2 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Egypt Bookings on Upswing

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Egypt Bookings on Upswing

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After years of dormancy, tourism to Egypt is coming back strong. Tour operators are expanding their products and departure dates, while travel advisors are seeing renewed interest among clients to visit what is for many a bucket-list destination.

2 months ago

Luxury Agency Groups Tackle the Recruitment Conundrum

Luxury Agency Groups Tackle the Recruitment Conundrum

Laura Powell, Skift

Today's luxury agent has to be part travel advisor, part business person, and part life coach. Finding candidates with this trifecta of skills is no easy task. That's why a pair of top luxury agency consortia is tackling the recruitment conundrum through education.

2 months ago

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With little unrest in recent years, tourism demand for Egypt is making a big comeback. Tour operators are beefing up offerings and agents are seeing renewed interest among clients.

2 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As more business travelers view their trips as working vacations, travel advisors must draw on both corporate and leisure travel-planning skills. It's no simple challenge, but it's necessary given the strength of the bleisure travel trend.

2 months ago