‘Selling travel is a profession’ – Maintaining and Improving Standards

‘Selling travel is a profession, not just a hobby.’ – Derek Jones, UK CEO of DerTouristik, June 2019 From years of experience in selling travel, I know it isn’t easy. You have to be thoughtful, truthful, caring, understanding, patient, focused, enthusiastic, confident, transparent, unique, a great storyteller, a great listener and adapt to any situation. Really that list is never ending and ever evolving. We … Continue reading ‘Selling travel is a profession’ – Maintaining and Improving Standards

A good travel agent doesn’t have to be a homeworker

I am a travel person, and you could say I have always been a travel person. When I did my first work experience in a Thomas Cook Shop over fifteen years ago, the teacher who later became my head of sixth form was so impressed at my knowledge that he encouraged me to forge a career in travel, even if that meant missing out on … Continue reading A good travel agent doesn’t have to be a homeworker