The travel industry is facing an existential threat, says Bird travel agency CEO
The travel world is in crisis and there are only two options for its survival: survive or become extinct.
The stakes are high.
With the advent of the Airbnb and other sites like Uber and UberX, there are many more ways for people to make a living.
The airlines and hoteliers are not.
The big airlines are not worried about the rising costs of a few extra dollars for a return trip.
The hoteliers and airlines are worried about an existential risk, which is why they are trying to do everything they can to shut down all of the sites and the travel agencies that help people book flights.
If all of these people are shut down, they will not be able to help but kill the economy, said Andrew Hensley, the CEO of Bird Travel Agency in Los Angeles.
There are literally hundreds of travel agencies around the world.
Each has its own website, which offers advice to people trying to book their own flights, hotels, and other trips.
But when the industry goes out of business, so too will these travel agencies.
They won’t be able sell tickets, either.
The only way for them to survive is to shut all of their sites down, said Hensleys co-founder and CEO, Paul L. Hensleys, who has worked for more than 20 years in the travel industry.
If they are allowed to continue, he said, it will be the end of the world for the industry.
And that’s why he is calling for the government to step in.
He’s asking the Department of Commerce to designate these sites as non-essential and then ban all travel services to them.
Hinsley said he has already spoken to the Department, the Department’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Federal Trade Commission, the Treasury Department, and the Department.
“The fact that these sites are now designated non-exempt shows that the airlines are doing this on purpose,” Henslees told ESPN Cri.
We need to do something to protect ourselves, our industry, and our consumers.” “
I think we need to put this on the front burner.
We need to do something to protect ourselves, our industry, and our consumers.”
Henskins says Bird is working with the government “in the name of protecting our consumers, in the name the safety of our passengers, and in the names of our partners.”
If Airbnb and Uber can shut down the sites, how can they help the travel agency?
“We have to take them down, because they are the backbone of the economy,” Hinsleys said.
Airbnb and Lyft, the companies that are trying, and sometimes succeeding, in disrupting the travel market, are not the only companies that can help the industry survive, said Ryan Latham, the chief executive of Travelodge, which operates a number of sites.
Latham told ESPNCri he thinks the airlines should be able do the same thing as Airbnb and Airbnb, but he believes the airlines have a bigger stake in the industry than most people realize.
“Airbnb and Airbnb are essentially two sides of the same coin,” Latham said.
“They’re essentially the two big players, and we should be the small guys.”
The travel agents and airlines aren’t doing a good job of representing themselves, Latham explained.
They are only able to represent themselves to the customers who book their flights, the hotels they stay at, and how much they charge.
“You have to represent yourself,” he said.
The travel agencies are not doing their job.
The biggest mistake they can make is not representing their travel agency in the same way as the airlines, said Latham.
The way they represent themselves, he says, is that they are independent contractors, and that means they have no employees, no employees’ salaries, no benefits.
“When they say independent contractors,” Littles said, “they’re basically not independent contractors at all.”
Airbnb and others have done a good enough job of getting their sites shut down that the government can do its job, said Chris Wilson, the president of the National Association of Independent Travel Agents.
The government should put pressure on the airlines to take the sites off the market and put the airlines on notice that they will be forced to close.
“If the airlines and the airlines do shut down those sites, it means that the travel business will collapse,” Wilson said.
And it will collapse because the airlines will have no money.
There is a lot of money in the market right now, but it’s going to dry up in two or three years, Wilson said, and it will dry up because of the government’s decision to put it on hold.
And the travel agents won’t want to lose that.
“A lot of travel agents have lost their livelihoods, and they don’t want that to happen to them,” Wilson told ESPNcri.
Wilson said the government should use the threat of a lawsuit to get the