Suddenly, everyone wants to travel—and no one wants the stress of planning or navigating shifting rules on their own. That’s why licensed travel agents are experiencing a record-breaking surge in business—especially from new customers.
Two Tickets To Anywhere Please
As vaccinations tick up, pent up demand is ready to let loose. After a difficult year, to say the least, travel agents are starting to roar back into action. While once upon a time many of us handled our own travel arrangements, nothing seems that simple anymore—and who has time between zoom meetings and homeschooling? People want trips that can be changed, assistance navigating the most up-to-date regulations and ideas about “hidden” destinations—away from the crowds. Enter the travel agent. As some have shared with the The New York Times:
“We have clients who are calling us from the 15-minute waiting period after their second vaccine shot,” said Wendy Burk, founder and chief executive of Cadence, a La Jolla, Calif., travel agency. “They’re making sure they don’t have an allergic reaction, and they’re on the phone with their travel adviser saying, ‘Book me now! Book me anything!’”
Many travel agents are seeing an unprecedented surge of business, as Covid-19 has given them new relevancy, thanks largely to the morass of constantly changing rules and restrictions that travelers must navigate.
“We had two days in March where we broke records for the number of transactions booked in a single day,” said James Ferrara, the president of InteleTravel, a 60,000-member global travel adviser network. “Our overall business is up 35 percent, not from 2020, which was an aberration, but from 2019, which was the highest year we’d ever had.”Nearly 50 percent of those inquiries are from new customers, Mr. Ferrara said.
Get In On The Action
As the travel industry zips into action, maybe it’s time for you to do the same? Whether you have worked in travel in the past, or have always thought it would be a great gig, now could be your time to shine. Looking for a niche market? Make a list of everyone you know who is “too busy” to plan their own get-away. Don’t forget, the elderly—they are stir crazy too and would love to speak with a trip planner directly (as opposed to “logging in” yet again).
Take The First Step Today: Get Bonded
Travel Agent Bonds, are sometimes also referred to as Seller of Travel Bonds or Travel Agencies License Bonds. These are a type of surety bond. Like all surety bonds, a Travel Agent Bond serves as a guarantee to the public that you are prepared to carry out your responsibilities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Bonds can also be a powerful marketing tool for your business—proof that your business is legitimate and trustworthy.
It’s easy to get your Travel Agent Bond, instantly, digitally and affordably with Colonial Surety Company. You can obtain your travel agent bond right from your phone or laptop. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. It’s that simple. You can even do it while you’re visiting that hot new beach resort you’ve been invited to scope out.
Assisting Aspiring Travel Agents In Every State
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