Agents here to stay Sabre

first_imgAlthough more travel companies are moving their business and bookings online, Sabre Pacific chief executive Gai Tyrell says agents are not going anywhere.Speaking last night at the TIME Graduation Ms Tyrell told guests that despite chatter, numbers confirm that agent figures are not reducing, with travellers unlikely to trust online sites when booking trips that cost thousands. “They’re such an important place for the agent and they’re not going anywhere,” the company’s head said.“People need you to take care of their terms and conditions.”Having worked in Qantas sales for the first 13 years of her career in the industry and eventually working her way through FCm Travel, the Jetstet Travelworld Group and finally to her top spot at Sabre Pacific, Ms Tyrell also told graduates last night that getting ahead requires patience and effort.“If you want to get somewhere, you have to put in the time and the effort,” she stressed.“Don’t get distracted by the dumb stuff just focus on the wisdom.”Last night five or six graduates walked the red carpet to receive their graduation papers after six months of teaming up with industry experts to gain first hand knowledge.TIME representatives also told attendees that the TICA/TIME scholarship entries close on 1 May this year and the mentor organization has now launched its first Facebook page. Angelya, Dubai Tourism with Gai, Sabre Pacific Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more