Nine out of 10 travel advisers don’t want suppliers contacting their clients after a stay or trip to offer discounts for booking future travel directly with the suppliers, according to a DWHSA poll surveying Canadian and U.S. travel agents.
Travel agents have made it through the Internet and OTAs, commission caps and cuts and direct booking channels. They’re not only surviving, they’re thriving. So what should a travel agent do to stay successful in the years ahead?
TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment of $5,696.12 from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to assist six consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid, due to the closures of Canadian Fares Inc. in Toronto ($1,596.16) and Transaero Airlines in Russia ($4,099.96).
GENEVA — Global passenger traffic results for June show that demand is up, says IATA, with the first six months of 2018 having a “strong performance”. Demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) in June rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017, following a 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. […]