Top Tips For Using Travel Agents On The Internet

by Jonathan Cuthbertson

If you have even a passing interest in the topic of business travel agents, then you should take a look at the following information. This enlightening article presents some of the latest news on the subject of tour travel agents.

To do their job, travel agents use a variety of published sources (many of them computer-based) for information on fares, rates, group discounts, travel promotions, hotel quality, and departure/arrival times. Part of their job often entails visiting hotels, resorts, and restaurants themselves to evaluate comfort, cleanliness, and quality as a basis for future recommendations to customers. In November’s issue, I devised a questionnaire for travel agents. Below are the answers to Questions 1 to 6. Job opportunities will be the best for travel agents who specialize in type of traveller, travel destination, or mode of transportation. Job opportunities will also arise for the need to replace agents who retire or leave the field.

The company’s exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional messages to specific travel agents, consumers, and group meeting planners when they are booking travel. The travel division assists hotels with online strategies to increase consumer direct business.

Think about what you’ve read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about business travel agents? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs on tour travel agents?

This is putting an end too ‘travel agents’ search for good travel leads. And individuals going back to Travel Agents are moving their focus from Price to Reliability as well. The downside is, for a fee, travel agents discuss the travel options travellers have already researched. This was the initial push to online booking?

Travel agents are not rip off artists, but it is part of their job to “mark it up”. Travel agents do this by acting as a source of information for travel destinations, costs, and making all the travel arrangements. Many of them set rack rates that do not include travel agents commission. If a travel agent makes a booking then the travel agent has to add on his commission.

Anecdotally, travel agents in the UK reported a huge drop off in interest on foreign holidays in the two weeks after the massive reporting of the barbecue summer on the way. Amazing is the power of the media and a good headline. Special needs travel can also boost earnings for general travel agents who understand and service this niche because persons with special needs almost always travel with others, giving you access to exponentially increased bookings. How can you tap into this ready and waiting market? Travel agents can call cruise lines or visit websites.

So now you know a little bit about business travel agents. Even if you don’t know everything, you’ve done something worthwhile: you’ve expanded your knowledge on tour travel agents.

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