If you’ve ever worked as a travel agent, then you’ll know how important it is to have access to up to date travel news. Being able to act on this news quickly and efficiently is key to helping your business to grow. So, what if… You work for a company that’s not connected to any major airlines? Or, you travel to a variety of destinations…
Well, first of all, congratulations on qualifying as a travel agent! It’s a great thing to have on your resume, and one that will help you get more gigs in the future. So what does this have to do with travel sickness? Nothing really, but it’s a good thing to discuss. As a travel agent, I often find myself writing a lot of applications and covering many different states… even some international locations!
Here’s what I like to tell my fellow travel agents when they come through my office door: “If you’ve been in the travel business for any length of time… you know that travel news is king, right? Well, travel news is king because without it, we’d still be flying from one airport to another and back every day. If you are traveling alone or with family, make sure you bring at least two travel magazines. One to read in bed, and one for you to look over while you travel. You never know when a new ‘breaking’ news story is going to break about a destination you’re planning to visit!
As a travel writer, I almost never miss a beat of news. In fact, I always find myself writing about new places and exciting new things to do, even if I’m just driving home. The travel industry feeds off of stories… and when you talk about news, you never miss a beat. Travel news isn’t just about breaking news about places… but actually reporting on what’s happening in the world right now. This is very important to people who are traveling, because if they can learn what’s going on in the country they’re visiting, they’ll know how to get to where they want to go without getting lost.
You may not think of magazines as being travel related, but they are. The Travel Channel is probably the most well-known travel magazine, and they are literally loaded with travel articles. I’m not saying I subscribe to the Travel Channel exclusively; I simply mean that their style of travel reporting is quite fun to follow. They also have a travel section that is devoted entirely to all sorts of interesting topics, from new and exciting places to beautiful beaches. My favorite travel magazines are Time and again, both of these magazines are available in print and online, and I’m sure they will always be popular because of the great content they provide.
For more information on travel news, you can usually find it by either searching for it in your major search engines or asking friends or family where they’ve heard of it. Whatever you do, be sure to check back often for new updates and articles. I enjoy reading my travel magazines because they always have fresh content that I can share with my friends and family. Keep up the good work!