With fam trips scarce to non-existent, advisors are taking their own initiative to start traveling again, to educate clients and promote their favorite suppliers and destinations.
With individual states, regions, countries and suppliers forming their own COVID prevention programs and protocols, travel advisors are confused trying to help clients travel again.
The “recovery is beginning to strengthen,” ARC expert believes.
The attractions travelers want to visit are a key driver of their vacation plans. Travel agents should learn more about the path to purchasing tours and the opportunity for higher sales.
Travel advisors and travelers need to be clear: Stay at home orders don’t qualify for claims.
Supplier vouchers and travel restrictions add to uncertainty about how to obtain proper travel protection.
ASTA seeks nearly $14 billion in immediate relief, while travel advisors struggle to adapt to rigid airline refund, credit and cancellation policies.
Stranded travelers are furious to find the online travel agency’s call centers are closed, and that the company is not assisting in saving their vacations or processing refunds.
Association is focused on advocating for small business short-term capital injections and agent protections with suppliers.
While making difficult decisions in a rapidly changing, difficult environment, some travel entrepreneurs are also considering what they can do to prepare for the eventual upturn.