However, while demands increased, that doesn’t mean supply is necessarily able to meet demand. The study found travel advisors feel burnt out and stressed due to a mix of client inquiries and the current tumultuous travel landscape.
“The survey clearly indicates the pressures travel advisors are under due to circumstances beyond their control. These include higher demand, flight cancellations by airlines and the challenges of finding and training qualified employees,” said Brad Beaty, co-founder, Lush Experiences.
Nearly a third of surveyed advisors said their current workload is unsustainable. As a result, the majority say they’re setting new boundaries with traveling clients, which include things like not working with clients after business hours, charging extra fees for greater demands and not giving clients access to personal phone numbers.
All of the above noted though, travel advisors do still say they enjoy their work, with the majority saying they’re happy in their jobs and they’ve been able to find industry support.
The first of October is more than just the signal of Halloween season and the feeling of a true fall beginning. This date also marks Balloons Around the World Day, a lesser-known but equally fun day to celebrate. In honor of this day, book your next trip to one of these fantastic destinations featuring balloon rides, enchanting balloon flights and other balloon-inspired activities.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
Your bags are (nearly) packed and you are crossing off items on your list and checking it twice to make sure you’ve got everything in your bag. While figuring out what to pack (based on weather conditions, activities planned, etc.) is a laborious process, luckily there’s some useful, fun and functional technology to ease both your journey to said destination, along with making traveling less stressful. This curated list is for smaller items, those for travelers jetting off only with a carry-on, looking to make their multi-hour journey more comfortable. From a passport holder to chargers and a gaming control, here are a few gadgets which merit a spot on your packing list:
Whether you’re planning a domestic trip out west or an all-out international winter vacation, there are some hotels you just can’t ignore. This year, consider these four hotels for the ski season.
A new app helps you calm your anxiety on the go, anywhere, anytime. The new Soaak app uses clinically proven processes that harness the power of sound frequencies to calm anxiety, promote better sleep, reduce depression and more.