The Folo epsisode 31: The view from two multimillion-dollar agencies

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Clockwise from top left: Jerry Limone and Rebecca Tobin of Travel Weekly, Jennifer Wilson-Buttegieg of Valerie Wilson Travel and Christopher Conlin of Conlin Travel.

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Travel Weekly's Power List every year tracks the sales totals of the biggest travel agencies: those companies making $100 million or more annually in travel sales. Such as: Valerie Wilson Travel, which in 2019, the last "normal" year of travel, posted $325 million in travel sales, and Conlin Travel, which reported $180.2 million.

In this week's episode, Conlin CEO Christopher Conlin and Valerie Wilson co-president Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg -- who joined the podcast from Paris -- examined a number of topics: How their agencies responded to the travel falloff in 2020, the split of leisure and corporate-travel business, mergers and financial assistance (including Valerie Wilson's acquisition by another Power List agency, Frosch Travel) and current trends in travel.

Related reading:

The 2021 Power List: An unusual list for an unusual year

The Power List of 51 mega-travel agencies

Frosch and Valerie Wilson, GBT and Egencia: Mega-agency deals proliferate

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