May 2 is Travel Agent Day, which has grown in popularity among the travel community in Canada over the past few years.
So how can travel agency managers recognize their team for their hard work throughout the year? CT offers a few ideas:
1. Send a hand-written note.
There is something so meaningful about receiving a hand-written note with a personal sentiment. Take the time to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of your travel advisors individually; the thought can go a long way in showing your gratitude while building loyalty.
2. Give a small gift.
Whether a bouquet of flowers, a gift certificate, movie tickets or the like, a small gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize your team on Travel Agent Day.
3. Treat your team.
Plan to take your team out for lunch, or have a special catered meal at the office. If everyone is too busy to sit down together, perhaps consider a special coffee break with sweet treats as a way to say "thanks."
4. Subscribe them to the 'Experience the World' box.
We admit, it's self-serving for us to suggest this, but if you have budget to spare, subscribe your team to Canadian Traveller's 'Experience The World' box. Every three months, it will be a surprise for your team to receive the box and discover the fabulous items inside (though you will need to lay some ground rules for sharing the contents). Show them appreciation throughout the year by giving them a little taste of the world in a unique way.
DO YOU HAVE OTHER IDEAS FOR HOW TRAVEL AGENCIES CAN CELEBRATE TRAVEL AGENT DAY? COMMENT BELOW!