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How COVID Ignited Demand For Skilled Travel Agents In 2022

Jun 16, 2022 | Abundance

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed our world over the past couple of years, and we’re still seeing new and unexpected impacts crop up in different ways.  

One of the changes that most people wouldn’t have seen coming is a strong 📈 uptick in demand for skilled travel agents.  

Before COVID-19 came along, the trend was for people to book travel themselves 💻 online.   A lot of people seemed to think the travel agent was no longer necessary.  😯  

So why has the pendulum swung back in the direction of the skilled travel professional?  

Well, there are a number of factors that contributed to this re-evaluation of what travel agents bring to the table.  Customer service failures by the big online travel companies.  The confusion of different states and countries having different travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, and mask policies.  Closures and cancellations at airports and popular destinations.  

All of these challenges highlighted the importance of having a travel professional on your side.   Travelers realized they needed someone who was more than just a middle-man for booking tickets.  

Watch my latest 📽️ video, “How COVID Ignited Demand For Skilled Travel Agents In 2022,” to see how the trend back towards appreciating travel agents played out over the past couple of years, and how I think we can keep the momentum going.  

We know how important a good travel agent is.  Giving every client world-class customer service and ensuring they have the travel experience of a lifetime takes more than an automated booking 📱 app can provide.  It’s nice to know so many people are coming to appreciate what we have to offer.  

So many travel agents struggle to grow their businesses because they don't have the right tools in their toolbox. 🙁

That's why I put together my Top 10 Tools for Travel Agents – to give you the tools you need to grow your client base and business! 

Inside this totally free resource, you'll find

💰 Valuable marketing content

👀 Helpful YouTube videos

🎨 Design resources

🎧 Podcast episodes

📇 Digital business card

🎯 Branding resources

💸 Discounts and coupons

⭐ …and SO much additional gold to help you grow your business!

You’re going to love it!  

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