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In this blog, we give an overview of building a trip on the WINGS Booking Engine. For a LIVE look at using WINGS, tune into one of our LIVE webinars that occur the second Thursday of every month at 2 pm EST.
Joining the Vatican and Monaco as one of the few country/states in the world, Singapore manages to pack a lot into a space even smaller than the United States’ Rhode Island. On our list of Top Destinations for 2021, this petit country is a hip and inclusive place to engage in the fun, colorful lifestyle of its locals. Keep reading to uncover why you should consider sending clients to Singapore.
*Note: Wearing a mask in public spaces is required due to COVID-19. Learn more about COVID rules and regulations for traveling here.
We are beginning to see the travel industry slowly rebound after being violently shaken by the global pandemic. Are you ready for the surge? Travel is already a competitive field, and now is the perfect time for travel agents to take advantage of working with an airline consolidator. We at Sky Bird Travel & Tours strive to be your greatest resource out there, and we are here to help you tip the playing field so you can stand out from the competition.
Travel insurance went from being “nice to have” to “essential” when the COVID-19 pandemic put people through the worst travel nightmares they ever experienced. Flights were abruptly canceled, robbing people of their upcoming vacation or abandoning them in a foreign destination. Boarders were instantly closed, trapping visitors abroad. Chaos among the travel industry ensued as it prepared for an unknown severity of turbulence ahead.
Few countries achieve the mix of seaside paradises and jaw-dropping ancient ruins that Greece manages. It is testament to the progressive origins of Western civilization contrasted with a lifestyle that urges visitors to “take it slow, just relax.” We, at Sky Bird, have had a handful of inquires about this impressive country, making it one of our Top 10 Destinations for 2021. Continue reading for ideas on what to include when planning your clients’ getaway to Greece.
It is very exciting to see regular reports of countries re-opening to U.S. travelers and travel restrictions slowly being lifted around the world. However, the reality is we are not out of the woods yet. Experts predict the travel industry will not fully recover until the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, but that is not to say you should close shop until then. Your industry expertise and global knowledge are sought out more than ever by those itching to take a trip overseas.
Safe travel is possible in this new landscape! Yes, it is different. It will involve more caution and eliminating crowded events from the itinerary, but it will still fulfill clients’ ravenous craving to FINALLY GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
Our blog, Travel Trends 2020: Industry Forecast, is the greatest example of unknowing optimism that exists in our content archives. It clarifies what we have always known: industry trends change often and, sometimes, instantly.
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 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.” Continue reading “How Consolidators Connect You with Airlines”