Sabah, Malaysia consistently ranks high on places to visit as it did on the TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards, as published in The Daily Express (April 12, 2018). In this story, Weissmann conducted a roundtable discussion with eight million-dollar travel agents” (as in: that’s how much travel they sell in a year) on how they’ve achieved financial success as an advisor and what other agents can do to step up their knowledge regarding the business side of travel.
National Travel Advisor Day on May 1 is almost here, and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is launching a toolkit to help members of the industry educate the traveling public, policymakers and the media on the value advisors provide to consumers and the overall travel industry.
The lack of transparency hurts travelers because they think all of the businesses are fairly represented on TripAdvisor, and because their size and power now means they are too big to ignore, pressuring small businesses to work with” them in order to protect their business reputation.
In order to create the most satisfying vacation experiences, today’s luxury travel advisors are taking new approaches in their interactions with clients, long having left the specter of order taker” behind and continuing to adjust their techniques as demand changes.
We know how amazing travel advisors are and the value they bring to vacation planning, but reading these incredible stories about agents who went above and beyond or made real connections to their clients affirmed not only why travel advisors are essential, but why they totally rock,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s senior vice president of global sales and trade marketing.