The world of travel is always changing. I remember back when your main source of entertainment on a ✈️ flight was an “edited for airplanes” presentation of some movie you didn’t bother going to see at the theaters two years before your trip, projected 📽️ onto the bulkhead wall at the front of the coach cabin.
Nowadays, you have your choice of dozens of movies and shows you can select on a personal screen in the headrest of the seat in front of you. And if you don’t like that, you can always jump on the onboard wifi on your 📱 phone, tablet, or laptop and pick from a universe of entertainment unheard of back in the day.
I also remember when you could show up at the airport 45 minutes before your flight, cruise through a metal detector (with your shoes on!), kiss your family goodbye at the gate, and casually board the plane with a giant 🥤 cup of soda in one hand and a carry-on full of snacks, lotions, and nail clippers in the other.
Yes, for better or worse, the one constant you can count on in travel is change. And that has never been more true than in the topsy-turvy year of 2020. If you want your travel business to succeed, you’re going to have to be ready for how global travel will change for travel agents and their clients.
Your clients are going to expect you to guide them through the shifting travel landscape – especially when it comes to travelling outside of the United States. What locations are on lockdown? Which locations require COVID testing and/or quarantine for travellers? What are the cancellation and refund policies for airlines, hotels, theme parks, etc.?
As a travel agent, you probably have felt the disruption in your bottom line throughout the year. Is it going to be like this next year? What can you do to keep your business afloat if the locations you sell are restricting travel? What if you specialize in selling 🚢 cruises – are they ever coming back?
Fortunately, you don’t have to figure all of this out on your own. As a part of this community, you are surrounded by experts in the field who can help you steer your ship through the turbulent 🌊 waters. And you can start by watching my new video, “How Global Travel Will Change for Travel Agents” on YouTube!
It’s not always easy to keep up with the changes in travel, but you can do it. After all, the job of a travel agent is to smooth over any of the challenges between your clients and their amazing vacations. And if you do it right, your clients will appreciate you for it, and keep coming back for more!
If you’re ready to take your travel business to the next level, you may be ready for the Careers on Vacation Mastermind! It’s the ultimate tool for travel professionals and travel agency owners.
Apply using the link below, and let’s get on a discovery call to see what we can do together!