by Kathy Goughenour
Planes are grounded. Airlines are suffering. People heading places to see new sights, take vacations, go to conferences, or visit family is at an all-time low.
Everyone is gathering virtually. In fact, people are even going to the zoo or museums online just to get the slightest taste of the travel they long to do.
Who knows how long the travel industry will be suspended? What do you do then as a travel agent with no one to send anywhere? How do you continue to professionally thrive, pay your bills, and use the specific skills you have that make you good at what you do?
You become a Virtual Assistant.
As a travel agent, you are excellent at truly getting to know the travelers you help. To create the most customized travel arrangements, you ask questions, truly listen, and learn the preferences of your clients - from what modes of transportation they like, to hotel chains they prefer, to where they...
As the summer of 2020 draws to a close, we watch new skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 sweep across the U.S. People everywhere are holding their breath.
We all wait for the other shoe to drop. We ask ourselves, “What are we in for next?”
While physical health and safety are at the forefront of most of our minds, I’m willing to bet on what the next worry in line is...
-Keeping the lights on.
I imagine that educators and teachers are wondering if they want to go back to school and potentially get the virus. Or is it time for a career change.
People working in the hotel and travel industries are wondering what to do as the hotel chains, airlines, and airports aren’t returning to business-as-usual.
Others, whose work relied to some extent on a physical location, like:
-a physical office for administrative assistants and office managers to run
-convention centers for live event planners to set up
I imagine are finding...