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Travel Advisor Community Makes Final Push for California Labor Bill

With an exemption for travel agents included in the current version of the controversial labor bill, associations ask their members for one final letter writing campaign on AB5.

Travel Advisors Should Be Alert to Uninsured Motorists
Travel Advisors Should Be Alert to Uninsured Motorists

Agents must be sure to fully explore with their clients the insurance implications of any plan to rent a car on a trip that they are selling.

Thirty Years as a Travel Agent: Tips and Tales from Seasoned Travel Advisors
Thirty Years as a Travel Agent: Tips and Tales from Seasoned Travel Advisors

Some say it’s all about sales, and some say it’s all about service. We asked travel advisors who have been in business for 30 years to share tales and tips.

California Senate Approves Gig Economy Bill

Law that will force many employers to convert independent contractors exempts travel agents.

Travel Advisor or Meteorologist? Agents Often Have to Be Both
Travel Advisor or Meteorologist? Agents Often Have to Be Both

Predicting vacation bliss isn’t enough. When storms appear, travel advisors are also expected to forecast the weather.

When Talking with Luxury Clients, Advisors Should Make Emotions Count
When Talking with Luxury Clients, Advisors Should Make Emotions Count

Travel advisors can differentiate themselves by prompting clients to talk about the emotional impact they want out of their travels and using the answers to design memorable experiences.

Back to School: Travel Agent Digital Marketing Benefits from Sound Testing Skills
Back to School: Travel Agent Digital Marketing Benefits from Sound Testing Skills

Odds are, you won’t get it right the first time. That’s why ‘test, learn and refine’ should be the mantra for every travel advisor’s digital marketing.

California Travel Agents Protected As ICs After Getting Exemption In Latest Version of AB5
California Travel Agents Protected As ICs After Getting Exemption In Latest Version of AB5

Independent advisors, host agencies and networks are hopeful as agents have been added to the list of exempted professions to be regulated by California’s proposed AB5 law in a major victory for the trade. 

Cruise Line Executives Talk NCFs, First-Time Cruisers, & Overtourism
Cruise Line Executives Talk NCFs, First-Time Cruisers, & Overtourism

ASTA’s Global Convention amassed 1,000 industry professionals to discuss the pressing issues travel advisors.

Luxury Travel Advisors Face Challenges, Too
Luxury Travel Advisors Face Challenges, Too

Although high-net-worth clients value them, luxury travel agents face many of the same issues that other advisors do, a new Skift study says.