Carnival Cruise Line, as part of its travel advisor outreach program, is launching a new virtual, eight-part online sales certification program for advisors.
Tiffany Hines, President & CEO of Global Escapes, and Jamie Jones, COO of WhirlAway Travel joined TMR this week for a second part of the discussion on How You Can Successfully Implement Service Fees. To watch part one, click here.
Melissa Mackey, CEO of Travel Chicks, joined TMR's MasterAdvisor Series this week for a discussion on how to implement technology that can drastically impact your travel business.
TMR's next MasterAdvisor session will focus on service fees. Jamie Jones and Tiffany Hines, who joined TMR in week 9, will return to answer more questions and give more guidance on how to implement service fees in your agency. Registration is now open.
Should and will the travel advisor model of earning revenue change? Should the agency set their own policies in working with suppliers? Join Alex Sharpe of Signature; Nicole Mazza of TRAVELSAVERS; Drew Daly of CruiseOne, Dream Vacations, and Cruises Inc.; and Mathew Upchurch of Virtuoso for a discussion on the evolution of travel industry policies, led by Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg.
Zeina Gedeon, TPI Canada; Lori Speers, Xstream Travel; and Steve Hirshan, Avoya Travel joined Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and TMR's Daniel McCarthy this week to continue the discussion into service fees. They have been spoken about for years…is it now time to finally implement? And will these include cancellations, rebooking, providing information and resources?
Our next MasterAdvisor session will take a look at how the travel agency channel can change for the better because of COVID-19. Alex Sharpe, Signature; Nicole Mazza, TRAVELSAVERS; Drew Daly, CruiseOne, Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc.; and Mathew Upchurch, Virtuoso will join Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg for a live discussion on Aug. 20 at 1pm.
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Despite this year's COVID-19 shutdown, The Travel Institute continues to report high interest in new agent training.
Lufthansa this week announced that starting Oct. 1, 2020, it would be upping its GDS fee for its group of airlines by 30%, from $16 to $21.
The third wave of the TMR and MMGY Travel Advisors COVID-19 Sentiment Barometer, released today, shows an acceleration of some trends in the travel trade.
In a letter to its travel advisor partners on Monday, Lufthansa announced that starting Oct. 1, 2020, it would be upping its GDS fee for its group of airlines from $16 to $21.
The course, called Travel Agent Essentials, is targeted at those with less than two years of experience.
“Our sectors are different. We cannot offer curbside pickup, ecommerce, or pivot to manufacturing new products. We are fundamentally a people-facing business. We bring people together, which limits our ability to function during a pandemic.”
Hotel Association of Canada
Travel advisors are choosing these properties first and foremost for their social distancing protocols.