Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, travel agencies have been forced to examine their businesses under a magnifying glass and, in some cases, get creative to make it through to the other side.
A number of agencies plan to start, or have already started, charging service fees to bolster revenue streams. Many are carefully evaluating supplier relations to ensure they are investing in their most profitable relationships. Still others have turned to temporary jobs, like selling homemade masks or working in a grocery store.
New York-based Embark Beyond has introduced several initiatives to continue working with clients through the pandemic, like organizing summer camps in clients’ backyards.
Last week, Embark announced its latest initiative, another great example of an agency pivoting in difficult times: Embark World Academy.
The program provides school-age children with virtual extracurricular experiences from around the world.
Jack Ezon, founder of Embark, said many schools