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When suppliers contact your clients post-trip with booking deals, is that a bypass? DWHSA’s comeback survey gets home-based agents talking

When suppliers contact your clients post-trip with booking deals, is that a bypass? DWHSA’s comeback survey gets home-based agents talking
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About six out of 10 of DWHSA’s 950 members in Canada and the U.S. are home-based agents – either ‘solopreneurs’ or independent contractors, says DWHSA administrator John Hawks. The DWHSA recently released survey results showing agents are concerned about the ‘comeback’ marketing strategies used by suppliers.
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Extended dates for SeaWorld’s Canadian Resident Pricing

Extended dates for SeaWorld’s Canadian Resident Pricing
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It’s even easier to sell and book SeaWorld vacations for clients now with extended dates for SeaWorld’s Canadian Resident Pricing.
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What are home-based agents selling?

What are home-based agents selling?
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The landscape has certainly changed in the Canadian travel industry with the phenomenal growth of the home-based, independent travel professional supported by host agencies. But what is really interesting is to look at what those agents are selling today, as compared with a decade ago.
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Extra services = more revenue + more loyalty

Extra services = more revenue + more loyalty
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Lucky us: our industry is peppered with income-generating opportunities. Are you taking advantage of all of them? Let’s say you have clients who wish to travel to Paris for a week to celebrate a wedding anniversary. They think all they need is air plus hotel, but imagine all you can add to make it a
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Let’s talk travel with Trafalgar

Let’s talk travel with Trafalgar
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In this edition of Friday Five, we sit down with Anita Emilio, Vice President of Trafalgar Canada to get the scoop on these events, what agents can learn from them and what’s to come in 2019.
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Reached a sales plateau? Don’t sell the same things to the same people, says TravelOnly

Reached a sales plateau? Don’t sell the same things to the same people, says TravelOnly
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In this edition of Friday Five, we sit down with Ian Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to learn how the company has evolved, its secret to success, and what agents can do to grow and thrive their own business.
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“Hola Sun has always believed in Cuba’s potential”: Hugo Rocha

“Hola Sun has always believed in Cuba’s potential”: Hugo Rocha
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Hola Sun offers nine destinations in Cuba, with more than 170 hotels, all backed by 27 years of experience says Hola Sun Holidays’ Sales Director, Hugo Rocha, in this edition of Friday 5.
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300 cruise booking requests in 24 hours: Burlington, ON’s Melissa Erskine, Rising Star

300 cruise booking requests in 24 hours: Burlington, ON’s Melissa Erskine, Rising Star
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Home-based agent Melissa Erskine, eager to build her groups business, knew to keep her eye out for a ‘pied piper’, a key client with a strong network of contacts. And boy, did she ever find one.
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TPI’s Klassen gets Gold Crown status

TPI’s Klassen gets Gold Crown status
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Home-based agent and TPI advisor Kelly Klassen was recognized with a Gold Crown award at the Palace Hotels & Resorts’ Palace PRO Awards gala, held recently at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun.
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Making the most of your next fam

Making the most of your next fam
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They are a legendary perk of our industry. In the ‘good old days’ there were limitless fams, or so it seemed, and they were free of charge. But times have changed and now a fam often represents not only a time commitment but also a financial investment.
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, EPCOT overhaul and more: The latest from D23’s Destination D
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, EPCOT overhaul and more: The latest news from D23’s Destination D
The big news coming out of this year’s D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse mega conference...
Earn $500 bonus when booking groups with CIE Tours
Earn $500 bonus when booking groups with CIT Tours
CIE Tours International has launched a new limited-time promotion that allows travel agents to earn up to a $500 bonus...
More Cuba ahead with Air Transat, plus cruise perks
Air Transat is reminding agents that come February, it will be offering Canadians additional travel options in Cuba.
Sunwing, Barcelo, ACV & Trafalgar: Black Friday week begins
Sunwing, Barcelo, Insight & Trafalgar: The 1st round of Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals
Sunwing’s Orange Friday deals kick off our annual roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, updated daily...
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