Let’s talk about the F word. Often considered taboo for many travel advisors, agencies across the country implemented and changed up their fee structure as the pandemic took a hard toll on the industry.
Like other service providers, Tara Sparshu, a professional travel consultant with TierOne Travel in Edmonton, Alta., believes fees are warranted for the expertise advisors provide.
“Our knowledge, insights, navigating through the new complexities of travel, are valuable,” Sparshu tells Canadian Travel Press. “Like many service-providing industries, I’ve had to introduce professional fees to protect my time, hard work and to guarantee that I am here to provide the best service possible for my clients.”
Although Marion Rose already implemented service fees years ago, the president of Elgin Travel & Cruises TravelPlus in St. Thomas, Ont. advocates for her travel industry colleagues to understand their value.
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