Travel agents understand that China is a top vacation destination because of its beauty, culture, and personality. So much so, that it can be overwhelming to plan activities and tours for everyone in the travel party. To combat this, we created a list describing the finest points in China to add to your itinerary. In the first part of our guide, we provided the best stops for clients interested in history, hiking, shopping, and eating. In this last part, we’ll divulge beautiful locations for families, photographers, explorers, artists, and architects!
China’s been flourishing since the 13th century BC, operating under various dynasties. It’s not only larger than all other Asian countries, but it’s the most populated country in the world. The land’s split up into 33 administrative units consisting of 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities, and 2 special administrative regions. It’s almost impossible for travel agents to know every landmark, so Sky Bird compiled a list of our agents most beloved locations!
The United States celebrates Thanksgiving annually on the fourth Thursday in November (second Monday in October for Canada). The holiday dates back to 1621, when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Tribe hosted the first Harvest Festival in Plymoth, Massachusets. The celebration feast included bird, deer, fish, lobster, and dozens of local vegetables. Today, most people eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. If your client has decided to take a holiday vacation, then here are 6 of the most exciting Thanksgiving festivities and celebrations across the United States that’ll elevate the trip!
Overview of the best destinations to send your client for Thanksgiving in the USA:
- New York, New York
- Orlando, Florida
- Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Frankfurt, Michigan
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Leavenworth, Washington
Travel consultants are an increasingly popular resource because most travelers don’t have trip planning experience or time to spare. When using a travel agent, clients benefit from receiving a full itinerary, accommodations, and transportation for their vacation without the extra effort on their part. If you’re a travel agent, never let your clients book their own airfare—especially when they’re paying additional costs for your services. If you aren’t already convinced, then read on to discover why travel agents should never let clients book their own airfare!
Give clients a mini vacation with a customized stopover in Dubai. Even brief visits can be their own adventure when you book with Sky Vacations, the tours division of Sky Bird Travel & Tours. 24-hour layovers afford clients the opportunity to experience fine dining, luxury accommodations, and Dubai’s most beloved attractions.
Here’s a glimpse of what clients can experience – even when time is limited:
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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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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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The smiling barista who hands us our coffee every morning but suggests we will love their dark roast.
The math teacher our child wants for the next level because of how they inspire.
The always-reliable handyman we call on to fix anything around the house.
We love familiarity and we are always willing to put our trust into someone we know and has proven their capability time and again.
Airfare Reaches Seven-Year Low
Summer Traveling Dreams Come True
Pining for paradise? That tropical getaway may be closer than you think. International flights to Cancun are averaging about $327. According to research by Hopper, a mobile application that uses big data to predict and analyze airfare, flight prices will be the cheapest they’ve been in seven years. This price decrease is especially good for domestic travelers. An average domestic round-trip flight will cost about $207. Prices will peak in June with an average domestic round-trip flight costing $240.
Airfare Decrease Continues
This price decrease seems to be an ongoing trend: airfare prices are down 12%; more than 20% from two years ago. Earlier this year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a decrease in air passenger fares for both international departures and arrivals.
Oil prices seem to be one main factor in airline ticket price drops.
If you’re not thinking of staying stateside for the summer, there could be hope for a cheap flight internationally.
Hopper produced several tables on which cities have seen increases and decreases in search demand, both domestically and internationally. Changes in search demand could create flash sales that will benefit travelers.
If you’re interested in how your state’s average airfare compares across the national average, be sure to check out Hopper’s interactive map.