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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When clients want a trip to Oceania, you’ll have them saying “Goodbye!” to the crowded tourist traps and “G’day!” to some of these amazing hidden gems.
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Investing in luxury travel is one of the year’s most significant trends. That being said, it’s important to note that 2019’s definition of “luxury” differs from previous interpretations. Knowing this information will help you update your appeal to the luxury travel market. Here is a rundown of how travelers define “luxury” these days.
Today’s characteristics of luxury travel are divided into personalization, authenticity, unique experiences, and 5-star service.
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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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Whether you’re in the market for a better airline consolidator or looking to work with one for the first time, there are several important things to consider when shopping around. A business’s reputation, GDS access, customer service, and even their website are all things to keep an eye out for. Keep reading to see eight crucial questions to ask when choosing an airline consolidator.
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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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Show clients how affordable adventure travel can be when you book them a customized tour of Dubai from our tours division, Sky Vacations. They’ll have the chance to scratch off Bucket List activities like sky diving or take their city tour to the next level aboard a helicopter.
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Showcasing the landmarks that make up Dubai’s breathtaking skyline is a monumental addition to your clients’ visit. Whether you are working with a full vacation or are filling a brief stopover, our tours division, Sky Vacations, has customizable Dubai packages (including a half-day city tour) that get clients up close and personal with the city’s iconic architecture.
Discover the structural celebrities of Dubai and the architectural world.
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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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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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