Many travel advisors make house calls. But a new breed of young agents is going a step farther, inviting customers and suppliers into their homes to meet, mingle and talk travel.
Marie Rosenbaum came to America as an exchange student when she was 17. Today, she is building her year-old travel business selling Club Med to European customers in the middle of the night.
This 42-year-old travel advisor figures he has 20 years to go in this business — and so he is reinventing the sales call, leveraging his suppliers, and spending $1 million on marketing to get to the next level.
An aging population, a strong business environment, and the lure of seeing the world and working from home equals lots of travel advisors bringing their children into the business.
At 21, this travel agent convinced Ted Lawson to take a chance on her — and soon she was a top agent at National Travel. Now, she is developing a style of her own for reaching and retaining Millennial customers.
'When something like this happens you are reeling from the shock; it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Just break it down into pieces, just like you are planning the trip from the beginning.'
Travel advisors across the country share their tips and strategies for bolstering their businesses during the second half of this year.
A new focus on land vacations, a new technology base, and new offices highlight the transition to a third generation of Andersons at the helm.
Travel advisors give their insights and tips on how to go up against the retail giant and win.
This is a cautionary tale about a travel supplier who went out of business and left customers and travel agents in the lurch for thousands of dollars — and how to protect yourself so you do not become the next victim.