Agents must be sure to fully explore with their clients the insurance implications of any plan to rent a car on a trip that they are selling.
Some say it’s all about sales, and some say it’s all about service. We asked travel advisors who have been in business for 30 years to share tales and tips.
Predicting vacation bliss isn’t enough. When storms appear, travel advisors are also expected to forecast the weather.
Travel advisors can differentiate themselves by prompting clients to talk about the emotional impact they want out of their travels and using the answers to design memorable experiences.
Odds are, you won’t get it right the first time. That’s why ‘test, learn and refine’ should be the mantra for every travel advisor’s digital marketing.
Independent advisors, host agencies and networks are hopeful as agents have been added to the list of exempted professions to be regulated by California’s proposed AB5 law in a major victory for the trade.
All travel advisors can benefit from adding events to their trip-planning services, further expanding their ability to help their clients have unforgettable travel experiences - the kind that they’ll tell their grandkids about some day.
"They underestimate the power of the distribution, the power of travel agent, the power of packaging … and I think that’s why we’ve been more successful than they have. In our space, the distribution has become our advantage."
Alex Zozaya, ALG
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