How Travel Advisors Stay Trendy & Informed
Some people still say, "It's 2023 - do travel agents even exist?" It is crazy to us that there are individuals who prefer to book on their own! We as travel advisors are so in tune with global travel and modern-day trends. As travel advisors, we are so passionate about helping people see the world!
While the role of a travel advisor may seem outdated to some, travel agencies continue to thrive and offer invaluable services to travelers by consistently staying ahead of the curve. There are thousands of advisors, like us, across the nation making traveling easier for individuals to take on their travel dreams!
We are SO proud to be a thriving agency in today's world! The team of travel advisors at Emily's Travel prides itself on remaining experts in our field, ensuring that each trip planned is nothing short of extraordinary. But how exactly do travel advisors stay so informed, trendy and on top of every detail?
We can't speak for every agency, but here is exactly how we stay informed about the travel industry to provide the best possible service to our clients...
How Emily's Travel ADVISORS Stay INFORMED & TRENDY
Certifications: A Foundation of Expertise
One of the primary ways travel advisors stay ahead of the curve is by obtaining certifications from suppliers, associations, and host agencies. We believe these certifications not only validate our expertise but also provide us with in-depth knowledge about specific destinations, travel products, and industry trends.
Supplier Certifications: Our travel advisors have earned certifications from destinations, resorts, hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators. By having an extensive knowledge of worldwide brands, we can recommend the right destinations and travel experiences to our guests.
Association Memberships: Joining travel industry associations like the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) grants us access to the latest industry updates, networking opportunities, and training programs.
Host Agency Affiliations: We are proud to work with our host agency that provides training, support, guidance, and exclusive partnerships. These affiliations help us stay updated with the latest deals and offers from suppliers, ensuring our rates remain competitive in the market.
Here are some fun photos from one of our favorite conferences, Delta Vacations University, which was about one year ago!
Thorough Research and Preparation
Our team consists of meticulous researchers who love to plan specialty trips for travelers. From destination weddings to surprise getaways and all types of celebrations, they take pleasure in handling the details to make each moment memorable!
Destination Knowledge: Our travel advisors have invested years in exploring destinations firsthand. By touring and visiting various places, they gain insights that go beyond what can be found in guidebooks or online. Plus, we have connections to assist in planning, preparing, and managing your trip.
Policy Expertise: Even after the pandemic, travel policies can remain challenging. Our travel advisors stay informed about visa requirements, health and safety guidelines, and travel insurance options. This knowledge helps them guide clients through the maze of travel regulations.
We work, travel and repeat! Here are some of our favorite trip photos from tours in 2022 to 2023...
Customized Travel Experiences
At Emily's Travel, we believe your trip should be as unique as you are! Without our extensive research of worldwide travel options, we wouldn't be able to create these experiences.
Personalized Recommendations: The travel advisors at Emily's Travel use their knowledge to curate travel experiences that match their clients' interests, whether it's a wine tour through Europe, a wildlife safari in Africa, or a romantic all-inclusive in the Maldives.
Resource Optimization: Based on their expertise, we know where to find the best rates, whether it's a special offer from a preferred supplier or a unique experience that perfectly aligns with their client's interests. This expertise can result in cost savings and added value for travelers.
Travel Product Recommendations: When heading to an unfamiliar place, it can be challenging to know how to prepare and what to expect. The services at Emily's Travel include access to our knowledge of packing tips, destination advice, and more!
Here are some photos submitted by our amazing travelers on custom trips around the world!
It's our mission to stay trendy and informed as travel advisors...
Being an informed and trendy travel professional is a full-time job, and we wouldn't change our careers for the world! The entire team at Emily's Travel has dedicated their time and effort to being true travel professionals. Their travel planning services save time, reduce stress, and save money for their travelers. They create extraordinary travel experiences and share their love of the world with others. We genuinely love what we do, and that's why our services shine even in a world where information is readily available online. Emily's Travel provides a level of expertise and personalized service that technology can't replicate.
Emily's Travel Inc. is an award winning team of experienced travel advisors based in Minnesota, dedicated to crafting unique and unforgettable worldwide vacations. With decades of expertise in booking cruises, resorts and international trips for individuals, couples, families, friends, and groups, we are your go-to choice for all your travel needs. Our true specialty at heart is coordinating and managing destination weddings, vow renewals and honeymoons for couples and groups around the world as well. Please visit our website for comprehensive information about our travel options, agency details, or to request a trip with one of our expert advisors. Explore Emily's Travel blog, which features our best travel tips and inspiration! For the latest travel deals and updates, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.