Travel industry trends change almost as often as rates on hotels or airfare. This past year, we at Sky Bird saw the predicted trends of 2019 develop into the norm. We’re now eager to see what 2020 has in store for us, our customers, and their customers as we prepare for the New Year.
The gaming industry brought the capabilities of virtual reality (VR) to the players, and now the opportunities VR presents is commanding attention from marketing and hospitality businesses. Experts recognize VR gives potential consumers the chance to experience a product before purchase, giving the customer more authority in their final decision. Knowing this kind of control is highly valuable to customers, those working in the travel industry have explored and executed ways to bring this sophisticated technology to every traveler.
Travel Technology is on a continuous rise and is one of 2019’s industry trends to watch. Today, free Wi-Fi and USB plugs are as expected as colored televisions. As a result, these amenities are no longer selling points. Here are some of the biggest and most impressive trends in today’s travel tech. Continue reading “Travel Trend 2019: Tech in Travel”
We have talked a lot about how good an airline consolidator is for your business, and you may have even added working with one to your travel agent toolkit. However, if you have been working with one for a while and doubt their services are helping you reach your goals, it’s time to find a better one. Continue reading “You Need a Better Airline Consolidator”
Investing in luxury travel is one of the year’s most significant trends. That being said, it’s important to note that 2019’s definition of “luxury” differs from previous interpretations. Knowing this information will help you update your appeal to the luxury travel market. Here is a rundown of how travelers define “luxury” these days.
At Sky Bird, we are always striving for excellence, whether it’s getting the lowest net fares to our clients or growing our relationships with airlines. Last year at the 2017 Travvy Awards, we were pleased to take home gold for Best Airline Consolidator. It was an incredible honor to know that travel agents and industry professionals trust us enough to vote us into first place.
In 2018, we were deeply humbled to be nominated a third time. The Travvy Awards hosts and nominees gathered once again to celebrate excellence in the travel industry. We are pleased to report that Sky Bird Travel & Tours took home gold for the second consecutive year!
This award is a reflection of our dedication as well as the excellent partnerships we have with airlines, without whom we could not provide the incredible fares we’re known for. We are exceedingly grateful to everyone who cast their vote in our favor. And of course a big thank you to travAlliancemedia for hosting the Travvys!
You can find the full list of award outcomes here:
UPDATE: As of July 2017, this ban is no longer in effect.
The Department of Homeland Security has ordered that travelers departing for the United States from 10 different Middle Eastern airports will not be able to have electronic devices other than cell phones in their carry-ons. Citing elevated intelligence, this ban begins Saturday, March 25, 2017, and will continue indefinitely.
At Sky Bird, we are always striving for excellence, whether it’s getting the lowest fares to our clients or growing our relationships with airlines. We always set our sights on being the best, and this year you, the travel agent, recognized and voted us #1. For that, we are profoundly grateful.