One thing we know is the travel industry is incredibly resilient. Despite setbacks and pauses in worldwide travel, the demand and fervor to get back out and explore are at an all-time high, and the numbers reflect that. Travel revenue has already matched or is set to surpass 2019, making 2022 and beyond banner years for travel.
Not only is the demand for travel up, but the demand for luxury accommodations and bucket-list destinations has been moved to the forefront. There’s no better time than now for travel advisors to position themselves to catch this wave.
The Value of a Travel Agent Is at an All-Time High
Being a travel advisor is more than just knowing the trendiest travel destinations. Advisors protect their clients’ travel investments. When travel restrictions went into effect, travel agents advocated for their clients to get them home safely and get refunds or credits for future travel. Travelers who opted to book without a travel professional often found themselves on hold for hours and with limited options.
Even as the world opens back up, travelers will need to navigate a web of guidelines that will vary from destination to destination. Travel agents will play a critical role in providing guidance on safe destinations and activities and protecting travelers’ investments.