One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Dear Travel Agents/Advisors,

I have always up to a challenge in my life. In the past, I struggled with my weight and during 2004, lost 80lbs and have kept it off since. I went from a size 16 to a size 4. Back then, I tried many different diets and different kinds of exercises (I even hurt my back in group classes!) until I found my own way. It was not surgery or magical diets – in my opinion, they DONT WORK for the long term!

Why am I sharing this? Like many new TAs who are struggling to find their niche and how to keep their clients, one formula doesn’t work the same for everyone. Unfortunately, it is not one size fits all.

I love self-help books for losing weight, to how to become a billionaire, and everything in between. Hopefully, they help the writer make money, and are very inspiring to read. But again, everyone is different and what works for Jane will probably not work for John or Jessie.

When trying a new diet and learning that it doesn’t work for you, or that it is making you feel miserable, don’t just try another diet. Or even worse, continue to stay on the same diet, calling it “research.”  How about trying to analyze why it is not working FOR YOU?  

How can you do this? Some people are good at analyzing themselves. Others work best in a support group or with friends. Some are lucky to find coaches or mentors. There are free mentors like me out there who love to pay it forward.

There are people who don’t believe that a free mentor will really help without an ulterior motive. I am sorry for them! For those people, I am working on getting 900 number and charging $5 a minute!

To less research and more accomplishments!   

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You Said So

Dear Travel Agents/Advisors,

Here we are – it has been over 2 years since the beginning of Covid. So many predicted that tourism was done for, and no one would ever travel again, maybe only inside one’s own country. Well, here we are facing summer of 2022. We all know that more and more flights are being canceled and that there are more delayed than on-time flights, not only in the US but all over the world. Airlines prices are skyrocketing and luggage is missing or lost like never before.

Let’s try to understand why, so you can explain to it your clients. Make sure you advise them of two very important pieces of information. In my opinion, these two things should be highly recommended by you, and your client should have to sign that he/she/they were advised and can’t blame you for bad consequences:

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Highly recommend traveling with carry-ons

Now, as for what is going on:

Airlines, especially American ones, are not supposed to increase the price of the airline tickets because of the price of the fuel or inflation. So why are the prices so high? There are two big reasons: many pilots are retiring, and airlines are reducing the number of flights to major destinations, controlling supply and demand. This way, they can raise prices and try to make up for the revenue they lost, especially on the corporate side, since they don’t make as much money on leisure. The corporate side is coming back slowly.

Should we cross our fingers for 2023? In my humble opinion, it will take a couple of years until the airlines get more new pilots and corporate travel goes back to the way it was before Covid.  

About luggage being missing or lost, the problem is that airports don’t have enough ground workers to send the luggage to the different airlines. The situation is made worse because of canceled and delayed planes. This is happening a lot in Europe. So, using carry-ons is the real solution. Less is more. Get wrinkle free clothes. Undergarments that can be washed in the shower in the evening and be dried by morning time. Summer is great for shorts and t-shirts. Mix and match colors. Travel with older tennis shoes and some other clothes and leave them behind to make space for souvenirs. Ship home bigger souvenirs or presents. And don’t forget to make sure the comprehensive travel insurance covers for clothing in case of misplaced or lost luggage.

Once you cover these topics with your client (apps don’t do this!) you will have a client for life and hopefully soon, easier times when traveling for all.

Cheering for you!

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