Tuesday September 22, 2020
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Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs

Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs
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Travel agencies have been hit hard by the pandemic and are having to cut costs in order to survive. One option has been to join a host agency – but it does not have to mean giving up their storefront or branding.
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On Certainty

On Certainty
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We’ve heard it from every major company in their advertising for the last six months… “In these uncertain times…”
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Lynda Sinclair’s words of wisdom – and there were many

Lynda Sinclair’s words of wisdom – and there were many
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With more than 40 years of experience in the travel industry, Lynda Sinclair had a lot of wisdom to share.
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TTAND agents raises over $15,000 for Pencils for Kids

TTAND agents raises over $15,000 for Pencils for Kids
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The Travel Agent Next Door has raised over $15,000 for a good cause just by staying fit.
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Many agents don’t want to go back to an office or call centre

Many agents don’t want to go back to an office or call centre
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When we look back on 2020 and 2021, we may well see it as the year our retail model changed for good.
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Why you should charge service fees. Yes, you should.

Why you should charge service fees. Yes, you should.
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It’s no secret that our lives are all in turmoil these days. Travel will never be the same, so perhaps now is the time to introduce service fees – if you haven’t already.
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Can Zeina Gedeon pick her 3 fave recipes from Travel Eats with TPI?

Can Zeina Gedeon pick her 3 fave recipes from Travel Eats with TPI?
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In the early months of the pandemic, when TPI’s advisors would ‘get together’ as only people could at that time - virtually, of course - the conversation would inevitably turn to food. 
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ACTA’s ‘Independent Contractors 101’ aims to help agents thinking of going home-based

ACTA’s ‘Independent Contractors 101’ aims to help agents thinking of going home-based
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With the pandemic and its fallout, some agents are taking a close look at the retail travel industry and assessing the business model that best fits their needs. 
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Expedia TAAP’s incentive program aims to support travel agencies in Canada as demand returns

Expedia TAAP’s incentive program aims to support travel agencies in Canada as demand returns
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Expedia Group is aiming to provide an ever-increasing supply of accommodations and flexible rates to enable travel agencies to take advantage of increasing domestic demand. Which is why they’ve launched the Expedia TAAP incentive program for both new and existing agents.  
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Then and now: Thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis

Then and now: Thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis
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People love to travel. Many of our agents have told us that their clients have shared with them how much this has made them appreciate that experiences matter more than ‘things’.
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Corporate travel seeing a slow but steady rebound, says new survey
Corporate travel seeing a slow but steady rebound, says new survey
Corporate travel is bouncing back slowly but surely, and with a few stipulations.
Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC
Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC
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Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Oct. 21
Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Oct. 21
Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S....
Italy Specialist Program now at Travelweek’s Learning Centre
Italy Specialist Program now at Travelweek’s Learning Centre
Take the Italy Specialist Program now at Travelweek’s Learning Centre and deepen your knowledge of one of the most...
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