Next time your clients request a vacation to South America, why not show them some of the lesser-known places? Here are six travel ideas to get you started on planning a South American vacation that’s anything but cookie-cutter.
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If you’ve used an airline consolidator in the past, you’re already on track for advancing your job in the travel industry. It means, on top of organizing fulfilling itineraries for clients’ travels, you include selling airfare in your services; but did you know working with an airline consolidator brings advantages beyond low airfare?
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Working with an airline consolidator is an excellent way to grow not only your sales, but also your career as a travel agent. The ability to set your own markups, find lower fares than ones published online, and have 24/7 support are just some of the many benefits you’ll get when you book with a consolidator. However, when choosing a consolidator to work with, it’s crucial that you do your research. We’ve identified the qualities you’ll want to see and some red flags to watch out for.
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Time is money, as the old saying goes. If you’re hung up on trip planning details, or simply unsatisfied with your current commissions, there’s an easy and free way to ramp up your earnings: consider working with an airline consolidator. Not only will you be able to make higher, better commissions, consolidators will provide you with help in a plethora of other ways.
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The ease of online flight-booking services makes consulting the internet a client go-to if they are in charge of making their own flight arrangements. As a travel agent whose career thrives from commission, including airfare booking in your services not only gives you a higher profit platform, but also ensures clients don’t fall victim to things that can go wrong when scheduling their own flights.
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In the era of booking travel online, it’s tougher than ever to be a travel agent. Clients can book their own vacations with the click of a button which begs the question of why an agent is relevant anymore. Thankfully, airline consolidators exist, and they are one of the greatest resources an agent can use to tip the playing field.
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There are scads of ways people can book a trip, increasing the competition travel agents face acquiring clients in an already competitive industry. That being said, an airline consolidator can serve as a valuable asset to a travel agent.
While it is important travel agents are aware of airline consolidators as a resource, it is equally important they understand misconceptions of the industry so as to not miss out on an opportunity to earn higher commissions while benefiting their clients with low airfare. Continue reading “Misconceptions of Airline Consolidators”
As far as the travel industry is concerned, airline consolidators are a recent phenomenon. These companies have only been around for the last half century or so, but they have developed into an integral part of the industry. As part of a monthly series on airline consolidators, today we’ll be discussing the history behind them and why they can benefit travel agents.
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Choosing to work with an airline consolidator is one of the best decisions you can make as a travel agent. Just like everything else in life, you want to make sure the company you work with is reputable. So how do you determine if an airline consolidator is trustworthy? There are several different ways to vet a consolidator before you work with them.
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How Airline Consolidators Help Travel Agents
Working in the travel industry is rewarding, but it’s also highly competitive. When it comes time to book your client’s trip, you need to have all the expertise you can get. Working with an airline consolidator helps travel agents navigate the inner-workings of airlines and the travel industry as a whole by providing agents with special rates, discounts, tickets, and insights.
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