Travel agents who want to ensure their clients are booked on the right sailing rely on ship inspections for first-hand knowledge, topping brochures any day.
Here’s what every travel advisor needs to know about operational, financial and legal planning in order to properly set up their business for success.
While the association continues its original mission of helping travelers distinguish between reliable tour operators and scam artists, it’s forward-looking initiative focuses on sustainability and limiting the impact of overtourism.
Should you resist the temptation to unfriend or confront them? Hear the advice of agents who have been there and know how best to handle these unfortunate, but all-too-common scenarios.
Dale continues with plans to raise awareness for the association and promote travel experiences offered by its members, as well as lobbying for the industry and providing travel agent training.
'You travel differently when you use a travel agent; your vacations are more meaningful and thoughtful,' said one insightful, budding travel agent.
After 40 years of travel agent experience, Gloria Mickelson believes advisors must continue to master technology changes and enhance their selling skills to close more business.
Travel agents share the dos and don'ts of the sales process, making this step their first priority.
Columnist suggests to consumers that using an advisor takes the burden off the traveler, giving them a more pleasant experience planning their vacation.
Remember OAG? Paper tickets? Pan Am? Travel professionals who’ve survived market crashes, commission cuts and 9/11 offer tips on how they did it.