Direct Travel, a member of Virtuoso, has recently acknowledged Millennial travel agent Jessy LaPaglia for her passion for vacation trends and the travel industry. Although Millennials, according to Direct Travel, account for a “vastly growing percentage of international travel,” very few of them often know about career opportunities in the travel industry. To reverse this trend, Direct Travel is making efforts to channel LaPaglia’s excitement about the travel industry and seek out new Millennial hires.
“We need more bright and creative minds like Jessy, who have a finger on the pulse of what's trending in vacation travel, especially for the millennial generation," said VP of Operations for Direct Travel’s eastern region William “Mitch” Mitchell. He noted that many young agents like LaPaglia have extensive travel experience, are eager to learn about the world and constantly follow current destination hotspots.
"My generation is so used to booking everything online including travel, but I love being able to show my peers how working with a specialist like myself allows them to weed through all the internet offers,” LaPaglia says.