Unlocking Africa with insights from the 2023 Africa Visa Openness Report

Unlocking Africa with insights from the 2023 Africa Visa Openness Report If there’s one question that African travel agents will probably never stop hearing, it’s “Do I need a visa for African countries?”. That’s why, as an African travel agent, staying up to date on visa openness is part and parcel of your job description.  […]

Do Millennials use travel agents? You bet they do!

Here’s something that you can add to your folder of travel facts about Millennials: they are increasingly abandoning the convenience of vacation rentals in favour of traditional travel agents. This shift represents a departure from the travel habits of previous generations, making Millennials much more likely to turn to traditional travel agents than Gen X […]

Unlocking Success: The Benefits of ASATA Membership for Travel Agents

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), established in 1956, is a key player in promoting professional service within the travel industry. In this article, we will explore the reasons why travel agents should consider becoming a part of ASATA and how it can elevate their business to new heights. But what is ASATA? […]

Every travel agent’s best friend: essential features for a booking platform

In the ever-evolving world of travel, staying ahead of the curve requires travel agents like you to have access to cutting-edge technology that streamlines your workflow and enhances the overall client experience.  You already know that a crucial tool in your arsenal is a comprehensive B2B travel portal that caters to your unique needs. In […]

The South African Travel Agent’s Guide to Planning a Paris Olympics Holiday

The excitement is building as the City of Lights, Paris, prepares to host the much-anticipated Olympic Games in 2024. As a South African travel agent, your clients are undoubtedly eager to be a part of this historic event.  In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to planning an Olympic holiday, covering everything […]

Navigating the World of Travel: Top Skills for Travel Agents

Becoming a travel agent is an incredible journey – one where you get to showcase your remarkable skills that truly make you stand out in the ever-evolving world of travel. As we delve into how travel agents adapt to change, we’ll explore the top skills for travel agents that can help you improve on the […]

Self-catering vs all-inclusive: How to steer your client in the right direction

As a travel agent, your mission is to curate the perfect travel experience for your clients. One of the big decisions they have to make is whether they want to go all-inclusive or self-catering. This choice can seriously impact their trip, so let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the differences, weigh the pros and cons […]

What is slow travel? A guide for travel agents

In a world that often seems to be moving at an accelerated pace, the concept of slow travel and tourism has emerged as a refreshing alternative for those seeking a deeper and more meaningful travel experience.  Unlike traditional travel, which often involves rushing from one tourist hotspot to another, slow travel encourages a more immersive […]

Hotels with Conferencing Facilities (And Other Must-Haves for Corporate Travellers)

As a travel agent working in a business travel agency, you understand the unique demands and expectations of corporate travellers. One crucial aspect of planning successful business trips is selecting the right accommodation. When it comes to booking business travel add-ons for clients with conferences or meetings on their agenda, several key considerations can make […]

Elevate Your Travel Agency with a Global Hotel Database: Your Key to Worldwide Success

In the ever-evolving world of travel, staying ahead of the curve requires adaptability and access to innovative tools that can set your travel agency apart. One such tool that has become indispensable for modern travel agents is a comprehensive global hotel database. In this post, we’ll delve into the unparalleled benefits of having a global […]