The Quest for Young Travel Agents

Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar Tours USA, isn't one to hide from a problem.

During this year's inaugural Blue Sky Symposium in Hollywood, Fla., held in conjunction with Global Travel Marketplace and presented by ASTA's Young Professionals Society (YPS), Wiseman shared a starling statistic: An estimated 30-40 percent of his top-producing agents plan to retire within the next five years...

MILLENNIALS IN TRAVEL EXPANDS TO SIX CHAPTERS

Millennials in Travel, a new networking and career development group for young people in all segments of the travel industry, is on a fast path to growth.

The group, which launched earlier this year in Los Angeles, has already expanded to five cities. The newest chapter, in Washington, D.C., is set to launch next week...

MIT Launches New Chapters

Millennials in Travel (MIT), a career-development organization for young professionals in the travel industry, has announced the launch of two new chapters in Chicago and Atlanta. Members can network through monthly events, social media forums and volunteering opportunities as well as access job placement opportunities within the industry..

Millennials in Travel expands in Chicago and Atlanta

Millennials in Travel will be launching its third and fourth chapters in Chicago and Atlanta on July 23 and July 25, respectively. As a national career development and networking organization, Millennials in Travel has paved the way for young professionals in the travel industry to network through monthly events, social media forums and volunteering opportunities while providing assistance with job placement opportunities within the industry...

Millennials in Travel to add Chicago and Atlanta chapters

Millennials in Travel, a networking group for young travel professionals, is launching its third and fourth chapters in Chicago and Atlanta later this month. The Chicago chapter will hold its launch event on July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Chicago.

Millennials in Travel Launches 2 Chapters

Millennials in Travel, a recently formed organization of travel professionals born after 1975, has launched two new chapters: Chicago and Atlanta. The organization is hosting launch parties this month at the Park Hyatt Chicago at 6 p.m. on July 23 and at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta at 6 p.m. on July 25. Admission is free, with beverages and appetizers provided by the hotels...

Millennials in Travel launches Miami Chapter

Millennials in Travel will be launching its second chapter in Miami on June 20, 2013, at W South Beach Hotel & Residences. As a national career development and networking organization, Millennials in Travel has paved the way for young professionals in the travel industry to network through monthly events, social media forums and volunteering opportunities while providing assistance with job placement opportunities within the industry...

Millennials in Travel First International Coverage

[Translated] Recently, a national membership organization called “Millennials in Travel” launched in US for young professionals in tourism industry in US. The main purpose is to further develop careers and offer networking opportunities. The qualification for membership is to be born after 1975 and work for a travel agency, tourism office, hotel, airlines, etc. The generation born between 1980 to 2003 – called Millennial Generation – are also known as “digital native” since they were born into the internet environment and grew up within it...

Young agents organize to reinvent travel retail for millennial age

After years of industry hand-wringing over the graying of travel agents, young travel professionals are taking it upon themselves to recruit more of their own into an industry that one young organizer recently called “sexy.”