Wellness Travel Specialist Course Launched for Travel Advisors

The Travel Institute and Wellness Tourism Association have released a new “Wellness Travel Specialist” course to enable travel advisors to meet the demands of a growing segment, focused on incorporating healthful elements into travel plans.  

The appeal of wellness travel, which has been referred to as a “paradigm shift” in traveler preferences, has been on the rise for close to a decade with the pandemic expected to further accelerate traveler interest, according to a joint press release by the companies. Wellness tourism, the intersection of the tourism industry and the wellness market, grew twice as fast as tourism

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Global Travel Collection Expands, Adding 70 Travel Advisors

Global Travel Collection (GTC) continues to expand its presence, adding 70 new travel advisors to its team in six months. The advisors, 25 of whom are based in the U.K., comprise well-established names in the industry, as well as travel agency newcomers. 

“Even though travel is one of the industries that has been most affected by the pandemic, many advisors see the plentiful opportunities for when demand returns,” said Angie Licea, president of Global Travel Collection, in a press announcement.  

Global Travel Collection, it says, represents the largest community of luxury travel agencies, including the networks of Protravel

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Arch RoamRight Introduces New Product Upgrade and Online Tool to Help Travel Advisors Responding to COVID-19


Arch RoamRight has introduced a COVID-19 response designed to help travel advisors better react to changing travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This response from Arch RoamRight features the introduction of the new Platinum Upgrade, which increases benefit limits of key coverages to meet certain destination requirements and includes access to up-to-date information on risks, requirements and restrictions in popular international destinations from risk assessment provider WorldAware.

“We heard the concerns that many of our travel providers were facing and felt it was important for us to supply our travel advisors

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