October 20, 2020 will be day one of Expo 2020 Dubai; the international, globally awe-striking event that leaves visitors speechless once every five years. To make sure everyone who wants to witness this worldwide spectacle can, Sky Bird Travel & Tours connects travel agents with the best fares on Emirates.
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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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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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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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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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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. Morever, 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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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.
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If four travelers are flying out of New York to Mecca, and two of their friends are meeting up with them via Chicago, and they all require halal cuisine, and the trip must be booked in three weeks, what is the approximate stress level of the travel agent? If we had to guess, it’s pretty high. When customers make a journey of faith, they’re counting on you to make sure their spiritual voyage is a success. This adds pressure beyond the normal realms of trip-planning. Let Sky Bird show you how easy it is to book religious travel with us!
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June through August is high season for family travel and when clients want you to deliver their unforgettable family vacation, you’ll need options that will intrigue and accommodate the whole household. Here are a few destinations to consider:
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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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