We don’t need a reason to praise our valued travel advisor partners. However, on National Travel Advisor Day, we couldn’t help but give a shout out to the travel industry’s front line workers for being the perfect partners, and colleagues, but most importantly, friends. The travel industry is undeniably unstoppable because of their unwavering support, and we will bounce back stronger and more united than ever before!
If you want an unbiased view of a hotel, destination management company or a tour company, you can count on your Travel Advisors to have your back on that! Let’s think about it, if they send you to a company that they know has poor customer service and you have a less than enjoyable time, for sure, you won’t be utilizing that Travel Advisor again and they will have lost a loyal client. Consequently, it is important for Travel Advisors “to speak the truth and speak it ever [to their clients], cost it what it will [with their partners]”.
Island Routes Loves Travel Advisors
Over the years, we have developed a trustworthy relationship between ourselves and loyal Travel Advisors. They are experts at keeping their fingers on the pulse of travel industry trends and so can always tell you what’s hot in the world of travel.
Where do Travel Advisors Want to Go?
We decided to get personal to find out which Caribbean destination topped the list for the first place Travel Advisors themselves wanted to visit when travel restrictions are lifted. We surveyed 224 Travel Advisors from across the world and this is what they said: *drumroll please* Jamaica is in the lead with a 43% vote and an amazing 1st runner up, Turks and Caicos; 2nd runner up, St. Lucia! Some of our advisors seem to be singing the same tune as us —“I really want ALL of them! But have to do one at a time!”
What are Travel Advisors Going to Pack?
We took to Facebook once more and asked our advisors for the essentials they will pack for their next trip after restrictions are lifted. Here are some of the items that 230 Travel Advisors believe are must haves:
- Sunglasses: so you can see the tropics clearly.
- Swimwear: to let the Caribbean know that Beach Babes and Studs are back!
- Phone Charger: so the ‘gram can stay posted on your recent activities.
While a number of our advisors think sunglasses, swimwear and a phone charger are most important, others believe that all they need is their passport!
What’s on Travel Advisors Bucket Lists?
Again, we asked our Travel Advisors to choose the Caribbean adventure they would rather do. #1 on everyone’s bucket lists is *drum roll* Swimming with the Pigs in Exuma! That experience is nothing short of being once-in-a-lifetime, and we believe that it is something that everyone should add to their list of must-do’s. Next on the list is Sailing and Snorkeling on a Catamaran in Jamaica! No matter how many times you have done this, every experience still feels like it’s your first time. Third in the running is, Climbing the Pitons in St. Lucia!
Lastly, we asked our advisors with a passport in one hand and suitcase in the other, who they’d take with them on their first trip post quarantine? An overwhelming number of them agreed that their partners must be right next to them on that trip. Sorry kids, it doesn’t look like they are taking you on this one!
The votes are in and it looks like the Caribbean is the hotspot when we can travel again. Have a passport? Will travel! A big thanks to all our advisors that participated in this activity and hats off to you all on your consistent hard work!
Adam Stewart Thanks Travel Advisors
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Island Routes Caribbean Adventures:
Island Routes Caribbean Adventures was founded in 2009 to feature the very best, off-the-beaten-path voyages to travelers and adventure seekers far and wide. Operating in 12 countries – Antigua; Aruba; the Bahamas; Barbados; the Cayman Islands; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Mexico; Saint Lucia; St. Maarten and the Turks & Caicos, this award-winning lifestyle management company includes a dedicated team of islanders, sea-mates, adventure-seekers and experiential-masters who spotlight the best-of-the-best expeditions and destinations for everyone. The team at Island Routes believes in fostering positive change to the Caribbean business landscape, upholding the company’s vision to nurture the region with the development of sustainability programs and both land and sea preservation efforts. For more information, visit www.islandroutes.com.