Thursday June 21, 2018
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Marketing through Facebook, Part 2

Marketing through Facebook, Part 2
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Last month I explained how easy and how important it is to market your business through Facebook. After all, how better to reach your target audience with a minimal outlay of time and money?
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And the winner is…

And the winner is…
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The travel industry isn’t short on awards. Suppliers give them to agents, consortia give them to suppliers. Everybody likes to be recognized and winning a professional award is validation that you – or your organization – have been recognized for your achievements. Some awards are based solely on results such as top sales or highest
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New study shows how Independent Contractors are changing the face of the retail travel industry

New study shows how Independent Contractors are changing the face of the retail travel industry
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Key findings from a new study called ‘The Changing Face of Travel Agents’ show a dramatic 10-year shift from travel agents working primarily as employees (71% in 2008) to working primarily as independent contractors, or ICs (62% in 2017). Not only that, but 92% of ICs and 22% of employees now say they work from home.
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Windstar takes guests 180 degrees from Ordinary

Windstar takes guests 180 degrees from Ordinary
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Windstar is making some major moves in the cruise industry, benefitting both travellers and travel agents alike.
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Travel Edge aims to attract the best in the industry, and those looking to join the business

Travel Edge aims to attract the best in the industry, and those looking to join the business
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When it comes to picking a host agency, support is key. Travel Edge has invested in a dedicated department to support the professional development and growth of its advisors. Whether agents are new to the industry or experienced sales professionals, Travel Edge has a wealth of innovative programs on offer.
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“Mexico continues to be one of the top 10 most visited destinations in the world”

“Mexico continues to be one of the top 10 most visited destinations in the world”
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Los Cabos is the fastest-growing destination in Mexico but that just means there are more hotels, restaurants and (of course) golf courses to tempt travellers, including many repeat visitors, especially from Canada, says Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director, Los Cabos Tourism Board in this edition of Friday 5. 1. There’s so much hotel news coming out
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Why are more agents making the jump to home-based? A Q&A with Nexion Canada President Mike Foster

Why are more agents making the jump to home-based? A Q&A with Nexion Canada President Mike Foster
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About one-third of Canadian travel agents are now home-based, says Nexion Canada President Mike Foster, “and we expect that number to continue to grow, based in part on U.S. data that estimates that half of all travel agents in that country are home-based.” We caught up with Foster with a quick Q&A for this issue
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Marketing through Facebook

Marketing through Facebook
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Imagine targeting your ideal client quickly, effectively and affordably. Seems pretty good? Even better, it’s right under your nose.
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TPI salutes top advisors on Chairman’s Circle trip

TPI salutes top advisors on Chairman’s Circle trip
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Travel Professionals International (TPI) honoured its top advisors and their guests onboard the Crystal Esprit Yacht, which embarked on a seven-day Chairman’s Circle rip in the West Indies recently.
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A life preserver for struggling small agencies

A life preserver for struggling small agencies
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When you ask small agency owners what they dislike the most about running their business, the answer is usually 1) all the costs 2) the back office and admin work. Small agency owners have been known to sell or close up shop for these two reasons.
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To Abbotsford, B.C. and then on to Halifax, NS: Swoop takes flight with coast to coast launch
To Abbotsford, B.C. and then on to Halifax, NS: Swoop takes flight with coast to coast launch
A water cannon salute celebrated Swoop’s arrival in Abbotsford this morning as airline executives, dignitaries and...
In the kitchen with St. Kitts: “We keep filling planes, even as they get larger and larger”
In the kitchen with St. Kitts: “We keep filling planes, even as they get larger and larger”
Having too many cooks in the kitchen wasn't a problem yesterday at Toronto's Cirillo's Culinary Academy, where the St....
TravelBrands promotes new long stays with prize giveaway
TravelBrands promotes new long stays with prize giveaway
Through July 9 TravelBrands Specialty by Exotik Journeys is giving travel agents a chance to win one of three prizes...
Third generation of the Sullivan family ready to step up at Collette
Third generation of the Sullivan family ready to step up at Collette
Collette is celebrating its 100th anniversary with some historic news: Jaclyn Leibl-Cote is taking over as President...
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