On National Travel Counselor Day, travel agencies thank agencies and guarantees: Travel Weekly
Wednesday is National Travel Counselor Day, and the industry is celebrating with a list of offers, giveaways and contests designed for travel agents.
ASTA has created several resources that asset advisors can share on social media, as well as a template letter to the editor to share with local media stories about how advisers help clients.
The Company encourages agents to post using the hashtag # TravelAdvisorDay21.
ASTA also released a study on Wednesday during one of two scheduled Facebook Live sessions, indicating that more consumers want to work with travel counselors.
Advisors can save $ 50 on some of the Company’s upcoming in-person and virtual events through May 9 by using the code TravelAdvisorDay at checkout. The discount is valid for Legislative Day, which will be held virtually and in person on May 18-19 in Washington, DC; Destination Expo Croatia in Dubrovnik, June 10-13; the ASTA World Convention in Chicago August 23-25 and online August 30-31; the Premium Business Summit in Austin, Texas, November 3-5; and Destination Showcase Savannah from November 14-16.
Ensemble Travel Group said it encourages members to use the day as an opportunity to connect with customers. He did this by creating a consumer-focused promotional video celebrating the love of travel, social media posts for Facebook and Instagram, and a “I like my customers” frame for Facebook photos.
The Travel Institute is offering its online business writing course for counselors for free until May 31. The module is one of 15 included in the Institute’s Certified Travel Associate course. It is generally not available outside of the course.
“Well done to those who survived the challenges of the past year and to these newcomers who bring new energy and talent to our critical industry,” said Diane Petras, president of the institute. “As the demand for travel increases, we hope advisors around the world will use this gift to celebrate their success to date and as an opportunity to ensure they are ready to further present their value with clear communication. and concise to their travelers. “
Carnival Cruise Line celebrates with an Advisor Rewards Points offer and a new Rocks Travel Agent Toolkit. Travel Consultants who are members of Carnival’s Loyalty Rocks! The rewards program will receive 50 bonus rewards points in honor of National Travel Counselor Day, which can be used for a variety of items, such as gift cards, electronics and household items.
Star Clippers thanks Travel Consultants with an incentive in May: Consultants can earn a free cabin for two on any of the Star Clippers ships when they book just three cabins (six passengers) on any Star Flyer cruise or Star Clipper with departure dates until March 2023.
Atlas Ocean Voyages launched a Master of Bucket-list Destinations professional development program on the brand’s online portal, Atlas Advisor Central, and said advisors automatically qualify for special rates after completing the first course and can earn up to $ 200 in bonus commission on their first new booking after completing both courses.
Hilton is running a Travel Counselor Appreciation Contest until May 31. The company is asking advisors to submit a sentence or two about where the US destination is on their personal travel wishlist and why.
Two winners will receive $ 500 Hilton gift cards; three winners will receive $ 250 Hilton gift cards; and two winners will have the chance to take the ASTA Verified Travel Counselor Course to earn their certification. Winners will be announced by June 4.
Avanti Destinations is offering any travel advisor who becomes a Certified Avanti Expert by May 31st eligibility for family travel to London in 2022. Additionally, advisors will earn a $ 25 gift card for each passenger booked through May 31 with a deposit paid by the latter. Dated.
“Our travel consultant partners have been a cornerstone of Avanti’s success since our founding in 1981,” said President Paul Barry. We want them to know how much we appreciate their hard work. “
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino has launched a new incentive program to celebrate the day. On BookTravelResort.com, travel agents will find exclusive booking tools and capabilities.
The travel agent bonus program will earn them $ 10 for each night of their room booked, valid on direct bookings or bookings through their preferred wholesaler, with payments twice a year in the form of a card – gift; one free night for every seven nights booked, valid after the customer’s trip for up to two years; and free amenities for customers who will arrive with a personalized note in the agent’s name.
“With the resurgence of leisure and group travel and the increase in flight options to Aruba, we are very pleased to reinstate our travel agent incentive program with new offerings and tools to help our partners across the country. ‘industry that continued to support Renaissance Aruba,’ said Janien Huistra, Renaissance Aruba director of sales and marketing.
Collette invited agents to visit her travel agent network on Facebook to share “positive moments” for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.
In a letter to travel advisers, the tour operator said without their efforts it wouldn’t exist today. “We know this continues to be an incredibly difficult time for each of you,” Collette wrote, “and today we want to celebrate you for the support and commitment you have for your customers and the industry. trip.”