Travel Trends 2020: Industry Forecast

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.

Some trends from our 2019 list are continuing to be a hot topic of 2020. These trends include:
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Fly to Pakistan on Emirates Airlines

Those who have been to Pakistan return with scads of reasons why it’s their favorite country. Here are some of the places in Pakistan that will turn your clients’ voyage into a trip of a lifetime.
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How Consolidators Connect You with Airlines

The 2014 New Year began with a snowstorm. It came through the northern Midwest of the United States, causing enough disruption to earn recognition as the January 2014 North American Blizzard. Many people were bound by cancelled flights. When they called their airline in an attempt to remedy the situation, they were met with nothing more than an automated message repeating, “Due to high call volumes, all our agents are currently unavailable. Please try again later.
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Tech in Travel: Virtual Reality

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.

Here are ways the travel industry is using VR to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction:
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Top Luxury Resorts in Latin America

Latin American luxury resorts come in many forms. From the deserts of Chile to the mountains of Peru, there’s a unique and relaxing experience around every corner. We’ve highlighted some of the best places to book your clients.
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African Destinations for VFR Travelers

What is VFR Travel?

“Reason for traveling” is divided into three categories: business, leisure, and what’s known as VFR travel (Visiting Friends and Relatives). VFR travelers are those whose reason for visiting a country is motivated solely by reuniting and staying with family or close friends.
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How Airline Consolidators Help Homebased Agents

Being your own boss is liberating. You get to set your own hours and schedule, and have greater flexibility. Sometimes, however, being a homebased agent has its drawbacks. When you have a large group, a travel emergency, or even need assistance in your native language, dealing with it all on your own can be overwhelming. You need a wingman and the airline consolidator is the perfect candidate.
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Book University Groups with Sky Bird

Why do you hesitate when it comes to managing groups of 10 or more people?

Sky Bird has decades of industry experience, so we know all the reasons: chaotic logistics, difficulty coordinating payment, booking air travel for a crowd of people, mitigating unexpected events, securing itineraries and accommodations for everybody – the list goes on.
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Book Voluntourism Groups with Sky Bird

Voluntourism is one of the fastest growing areas of tourism. Increasingly, travelers opt for part, if not all, of their trip to be dedicated to giving back in some way. Today, we’re exploring what voluntourism is and how Sky Bird’s Groups Department can help you book clients’ volunteer trip.
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Why Clients will Love Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country “untouched by tourism.” It’s emerging as a top destination for travelers who crave being part of the local culture during their trip.  Since authenticity is a growing trend in both off-the-beaten-path and luxury travel, putting Bangladesh in your destination repertoire expands the opportunities you can offer clients. While veteran visitors say the best thing to do in Bangladesh is walk around and live life as it comes, here are some other attractions to know:
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