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The shutdown in travel has not dampened the spirit of self improvement for corporate Travel Agents. In April, the Travel Staffing Group, in cooperation with Sabre, offered a free 60-day training course on the Sabre Self Paced Training Program. Astoundingly, over 250 agents have taken advantage of this offering and are actively updating their skill sets. Although Sabre training is free to those businesses that utilize it, agents who were no...
The average leisure travel agent salary dropped 7 percent in 2017, as more Americans are electing to become travel advisors. A national survey of about 400 travel professionals shows that the average leisure travel agent salary was $42,875 in 2017, down from $46,101 in 2016, according to HotTravelJobs.com, though this decline may not be indicative of tenured leisure agent compensation, the company noted. Related Articles...
Scotland 2019 By James Dwyer, VP Administartion SKAL USA Skål International is a worldwide tourism organization with chapters on 6 continents.  Skål Northern New Jersey is one of those chapters or clubs and has a mission.  For the past 15 years members of their group have visited over 30 clubs in Europe in the spirit or friendship and camaraderie. This April a group of 32 tourism leaders met with members of...
The age of Travel Professionals has become an important issue as of late in the Travel Industry.  With so many seasoned veterans aging out of the industry and taking retirement, an influx of new talent has been an issue at the forefront of many minds. For this segment of our 2017 Survey information, we’ve chosen to highlight that increasingly important question directly, by measuring the age range of surveyed Travel...
As we reviewed the salaries reported by Corporate Travel Agents, we do show an overall increase compared to the previous year with the average national salary up by 12%. This is no surprise as we have been predicting a drop in qualified workers as the numbers reflect an overall increase in retirement from an aging workforce. Corporate Travel Agents   For leisure agents, you will notice that the overall salary is down...