The travel industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and must-visit destinations emerging every season. So too is the work of travel professionals ever-changing, with our long list of duties continuously being modified to meet these growing demands and shifts alongside parallel technologies also reshaping our traditional roles.
As part of owning your own travel business and being a business professional, Agents are always required to do the work, first. Don’t rely on the Partner to do it for you. They don’t know your client, aren’t vested in your business the way you are, and put simply: It's just not their job. Our Partners support all our Agents with multiple tools, resources, technology and more, but it's up to the Agent to first qualify their clients, qualify the Partner, and conduct research to determine what resort or destination is best.
Cruise ship passengers customarily leave tips for the staff in appreciation of their hard work and stellar service.
While cash envelopes used to be the preferred choice among passengers for thanking staff members who directly served them, cruise lines everywhere have transitioned to pre-paid gratuities.
North Americans love traveling, and they don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
According to a recent consumer trends survey by travel agency Travel Leaders Group, a whopping 96 percent of the 3,500 North Americans who participated indicated they intended to travel for vacation in 2019, with nearly 90 percent stating they planned on taking the same amount or more trips than last year.
Your customers are your lifeblood. They can literally make or break your business – so if you hone some solid customer service skills, you're going to set yourself apart from your competition and keep your clients coming back to you for all their travel needs.
Spoiler Alert: InteleTravel Travel Agents (better known as Travel Advisors) cost you nothing.
When first contemplating booking your next vacation with a travel agent, you'll likely wonder how expensive they'll be.
Given the increase in popularity of prospecting and selling through social media these days, it's important that you understand not only the benefits of using social media for your business, but also the risks.
When you become an independent travel agent with InteleTravel, you receive access to in-depth tutorials and step-by-step instructions for earning travel commissions and selling travel. Here’s a general summary that covers how work from home travel agents earn their money.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to quoting and closing a sale. It demands meticulous attention to detail and mutual respect between Agent and client. Whether you're working with a first-time client or someone you've built a rapport with over months and years, identifying the appropriate quote and closing the sale is quite literally an art. And our most successful Agents know exactly how to make both happen.
From producing that initial quote and refining even the smallest of details to finally closing the sale and ensuring client satisfaction after everything is finalized, here's how to get it done.
Former American Express CEO and Chairman Ken Chenault had some wise words of advice for travel agents attending InteleTravel Quest 2018, InteleTravel's annual conference and trade show, held last month in sunny Orlando, Fla.