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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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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Travel Technology is on a continuous rise and is one of 2019’s industry trends to watch. Today, free Wi-Fi and USB plugs are as expected as colored televisions. As a result, these amenities are no longer selling points. Here are some of the biggest and most impressive trends in today’s travel tech.
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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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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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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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Everyone’s heard of the Taj Mahal. When it comes to planning their trip to India, why not treat clients to something different? Show them a grand time in India with these lovely, lesser-known Indian landmarks.
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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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Working with an airline consolidator is an excellent way to grow not only your sales, but also your career as a travel agent. The ability to set your own markups, find lower fares than ones published online, and have 24/7 support are just some of the many benefits you’ll get when you book with a consolidator. However, when choosing a consolidator to work with, it’s crucial that you do your research. We’ve identified the qualities you’ll want to see and some red flags to watch out for.
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