Travel Agents Trending Luxury

According to NACTA, more and more agents are moving toward high-end products By: Megan Brickwood
A statement by NACTA says that travel agents are trending toward luxury travel. // © 2014 Thinkstock
A statement by NACTA says that travel agents are trending toward luxury travel. // © 2014 Thinkstock

A recent statement by the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) indicated that its independent agents are selling fewer mainstream cruises and moving toward higher-end, luxury products in cruising and land vacations, as a result of low cruise fares and non-commissionable fees. A survey by ASTA indicated that 60 percent of its members’ business was generated by cruises in 2010, while only 40 percent of it came from cruises in 2013.

“We are continuing to look for new partnerships that will increase client satisfaction, travel consultant productivity, sales and commissions,” said Ann van Leeuwen, NACTA president.

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