Discovering Emirates African Destinations

With hundreds of convenient direct and connecting flights, Emirates African destinations are just waiting for clients to explore.   From the heights of Table Mountain to the historical Apartheid Museum, South Africa is filled with cultural and natural sights. Here are just a few of the plethora of attractions  your clients can discover.
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How Airline Consolidators Help Homebased Agents

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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How Sky Bird Helps with Religious Travel

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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How to Tell a Good Airline Consolidator from a Bad One

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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Dubai’s Great Outdoors

Sky Bird’s tours divisions, Sky Vacations’ Dubai packages are specially designed to expose your clients to Dubai’s best features, inside and out. Travelers who love outdoor activity will find plenty to do in this tremendous city. Continue reading for Dubai’s best outdoor ventures. Continue reading “Dubai’s Great Outdoors”

How to Tell if an Airline Consolidator is Reputable

Choosing to work with an airline consolidator is one of the best decisions you can make as a travel agent. Just like everything else in life, you want to make sure the company you work with is reputable. So how do you determine if an airline consolidator is trustworthy? There are several different ways to vet a consolidator before you work with them.
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Discover Dubai’s Food Scene

Whether your clients are planning a visit to Dubai or simply desire a pleasurable stopover, Sky Bird’s tours division, Sky Vacations, has the perfect vacation packages! They’ll enjoy a range of popular sites like Dubai’s delectable food scene. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, diners of every palate will find something to enjoy.
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How Airline Consolidators Can Help Agencies of All Sizes

Maybe you’ve heard of fellow travel agents using airline consolidators, but you’ve never tried them out for yourself. By not utilizing this business, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Whether you work from home, a small office, or a large agency, airline consolidators can give your business a boost. This article is part of a monthly series throughout 2018 that details how airline consolidators can put you at a greater advantage.
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10 Ways to Fail as a Travel Agent

One of the best tools for success is learning from other’s mistakes. There are hundreds of success stories or articles about “how to be a travel agent.” But what about the travel agents who fail? Why do some agents flourish and others flop?

We asked industry experts what they have observed working with agents throughout the past 40 years. Here is what they had to say:
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