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Health care workers, grocery store clerks, and many others are affected by their jobs and the coronavirus. That definitely includes travel agents. Let me share with you my opinion on why Now is a Great Time to Let Your Travel Agent Know How Much You Appreciate Them.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times within the past month I’ve either thought or spoken aloud, “I’m so glad I’m not a travel agent anymore!” My heart hurts for my former colleagues right now. I know there are many people that are feeling the impact of the coronavirus at the moment such as health care workers and first responders.
Travel agents, however, have been bearing the brunt of this thing for a while now. They have put in the extra hours, worked the late nights, and sacrificed their weekends. Actually that’s not uncommon any other day of the year but right now there is just more of it and to top it off travel agents have to worry about the financial side of this, too. Money is going to be lost somewhere and if vendors choose not to honor commissions then that could mean a portion of that agent’s income is lost.
They did the work and might not get paid for it. It is so frustrating! So if you’re a traveler whose vacation was canceled because of the coronavirus and your incredible travel agent handled or is handling everything for you make sure to tell them “Thank you”. Let them know you appreciate them and if your budget allows, send them a small gift such as flowers or even a Starbucks gift card. Believe me. They could use the caffeine at the moment! The thoughtfulness will not go unnoticed and it will definitely encourage them to keep moving forward during this stressful time in the travel industry.
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