Agency sales production, consortia relationships and even just plain interest round out the qualifications for selection for a familiarization trip by suppliers.
The Travel Institute said it saw a 48 percent increase in new agent registrations year-over-year from 2017 to 2018.
Despite the current shutdown disruptions, the time for travel to these natural wonders will soon be upon us once more. Tour operators are at the ready, which means now is the time for travel advisors to think ahead.
Six agents will enjoy a luxurious safari vacation, with winners based on client bookings made between December 2018 and May 2019.
Research shows independent operators have made agent distribution channel their most valued source for business.
The advisory warns that the Chinese government has used ‘exit bans’ on U.S. citizens, barring them from leaving the country.
The European river cruise company said its travel partners can earn up to $800 in Visa gift cards for new bookings confirmed before the end of February.
The FIT operator is also offering a commission incentive for new bookings made before the end of February.
Industry cruise experts told Travel Market Report that the following destinations are all a buzz, so be sure to share the wonder when your clients ask what epic places should be on their travel list for the coming year.
Whether partnering with fellow agents or preferred suppliers, travel advisors have realized the worth of exhibiting at these events — and more importantly, they have identified where they can add their own value.