Travel + Leisure Will Require Member Dues for A-List Travel Agents

by Daniel McCarthy
Travel + Leisure Will Require Member Dues for A-List Travel Agents

Photo: Shutterstock.com


Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel agents, which it calls the A-List, will now require a $4,000 a year payment for agents wanting to be included.

Travel + Leisure made the change recently and sent messages to A-List candidates. Getting on the list means special listing for agents on the T + L website, along with social media promotion, and placement in T + L’s print edition.

Travel + Leisure calls A-list agents “the ultimate travel planners.” They are selected out of hundreds of applications submitted by readers and agents.

Members of 2017's A-list didn't return Travel Market Report's request for comments.

Conde Nast Traveler's list of top travel specialists and Wendy Perrin's WOW list of top travel agents, will continue to remain fee-free according to reports.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Five Best Travel Destinations to Visit Between Seasons

1. Zambia

2. Fiji

3. Rome

4. Hawaii

5. Niagara

Source: GQ

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=a6408f73-01c0-e811-ba59-782bcb66a2f2

What Agents Need To Consider When Partnering With a Supplier

From loyalty and dependability to customer service and product innovation, choosing which suppliers to do business with is vital to success.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Four Travel Agents Shake Up Their Business Models for 2019
Four Travel Agents Shake Up Their Business Models for 2019

Whether it’s reconsidering brick-and-mortar, looking for new ways to retain talent, or reaching out to ‘social influencers,’ it’s always a good time to consider innovation.

Majority of Americans Plan to Work with a Travel Agent
Majority of Americans Plan to Work with a Travel Agent

AAA study reveals that 75 percent of Americans will utilize the services of a travel professional to plan their vacations over the next year, with Millennials just as likely as Boomers to do so.

Tapping into Your Clients’ Style Sense Can Improve Your Hotel Bookings
Tapping into Your Clients’ Style Sense Can Improve Your Hotel Bookings

As independent boutique hotels and soft lodging brands proliferate, more travelers are inspired to redesign their homes after returning from a vacation. For travel agents, that’s an opportunity to create greater customer loyalty.

How One Traveler Became a Loyal Travel Agent Client
How One Traveler Became a Loyal Travel Agent Client

Heather Speizman booked direct with airlines and hotels, or through online travel agencies—until she met Anastasia Damianeas.

Harley Davidson’s Ken Schmidt Offers Advice for Travel Agents
Harley Davidson’s Ken Schmidt Offers Advice for Travel Agents

‘If the people you are serving aren’t telling others about what you are doing for them, you are not competing. And they are not coming back,’ says the turnaround artist who brought Harley from the brink of bankruptcy.

When Travel Plans Changed, Industry Veteran’s Knowledge Saved Him Money
When Travel Plans Changed, Industry Veteran’s Knowledge Saved Him Money

Jim Smith has more than 45 years in the travel industry. That experience came in handy when an online hotel booking had to be canceled.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Norwegian Cruise Line