The Life of a Travel Professional During a Pandemic

So basically I have gone from working at a my storefront location to two TV trays and a glass of wine. The wine is now an essential component of my workspace:) To date, I have canceled about 60 vacation packages and that is just up through May 2020. On May 1st we will start canceling reservations for June. Do you know that travel agents do not get paid if our clients don't travel? Our income, like so many across the world, just came to a complete stop. Now, our days are filled with being on hold for hours canceling and rebooking vacations for 2021. We are also trying our best to keep up with all of the changes that are taking place in the travel industry.

Clients are calling concerned about refunds and future travel vouchers, while others are calling asking, "When can we travel again?" For the first time of my career I do not have an answer. It is a whirlwind! No one knows when it is safe to travel again. All we have to hold on to right now is our memories and our faith. It is my hope that when the world reopens I will have a new group of motivated solo travelers to join my clientele list. It is very important to me that my students understand the importance of living and traveling as much as you can while you can. There is no time for fear! We cannot wait on others to live our lives our way. Tomorrow is not promised, so the time to live and explore and meet new people and discover new cuisine and feel the sand in our toes IS NOW!

Just wanted to share...

I will return to my Netflix, wine, and two tv trays for now and continue to create more content for my students. We have a new class and workbook bundle dropping on Monday. It's time to share my knowledge as much as I can so that I can help someone else.

Want to share your thoughts with me? Feel free to share below.

Stay safe...Nita

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