Sunday May 28, 2017
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Yes, luxury costs more. The art of the upsell

Yes, luxury costs more. The art of the upsell
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Recently I was disappointed when we lost a sizeable sale because the client wanted a trip-of-a-lifetime African safari, while her travelling companion wanted the same trip – but for a rock-bottom price.
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When does a travel agent become a tour operator?

When does a travel agent become a tour operator?
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You may have become a tour operator somewhere along the line – and you will need tour operator insurance coverage, even though you are primarily a travel agent.
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Survey explains rapid growth in home-based agent sector

Survey explains rapid growth in home-based agent sector
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Over 60% of home-based travel agents were already experienced agents before going home-based and 50% had decided to go home-based...
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That work-life-kids balance

That work-life-kids balance
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Millions of us have viewed the hilarious YouTube clip of the serious professor Skyping with BBC reporters about South Korean politics from his home office. His two small children wander into the background and … there goes the interview. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: I promise it will bring a smile to your face.
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Lois Barbour has award–winning booking volumes to Sandals Resorts. What drives her?

Lois Barbour has award–winning booking volumes to Sandals Resorts. What drives her?
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I believe in the product and I personally enjoy the experience.
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Q&A with agent@home Transat Travel member Anita Stephens

Q&A with agent@home Transat Travel member Anita Stephens
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After keeping a tally of walk-in business vs. phone and email business, and examining where the bulk of income was coming from (i.e. my loyal clients) it became clear that the Transat Travel agent@home program was a solution that would work for me.
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Q&A: Ontario agent taps into the foodie niche and lands a spot on Saveur advisory board

Q&A: Ontario agent taps into the foodie niche and lands a spot on Saveur advisory board
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To quote Ludwick Marishane, ‘You can learn some entrepreneurial skills, but the entrepreneurial attitude cannot be taught’
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Training your clients (as much as you can)

Training your clients (as much as you can)
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There’s a hairdresser in Toronto who wanted more clients … so she expanded her working hours from four days a week to five. Guess what happened? “My same clients spread out their visits over the five days – I was doing the same amount of work but working one day more each week. So I went back to a four day work week and my clients are just fine with that.”
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Social media marketing? Ugh. If that’s your take on it, read on!

Social media marketing? Ugh. If that’s your take on it, read on!
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Many of us remember the ‘good old days’ when you used to sit in your travel agency and wait for walk-ins or for the phone to ring. Wasn’t marketing so much easier back then?
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Could you use more cash?

Could you use more cash?
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It’s all about people, this business. Making and keeping connections. Which is why it’s so crucial for your own customer database to remain up to date.
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Istanbul’s new airport is the “largest project in Turkey’s history”
From l-r: Abdullah Nergiz, Airline and Cargo Marketing Director, Istanbul New Airport; Derya Serbetci Acar, Director for Cultural and Tourism Affairs at the Turkish Consulate, Toronto; Zafer Bolukbasi, General Manager, Toronto, Turkish Airlines
In a bid to get airlines to resume flights to Turkey, the Turkish government has announced a brand new airport in...
What’s app-ening? GBTA conference highlights the latest corporate apps
TORONTO — “Have you seen our app?” was a question you heard a lot while walking on the trade show floor of the...
Preferred partners & members recognized at TDC Leadership Conference
Preferred partners & members recognized at TDC Leadership Conference
A delegation of 250 Transat Distribution (TDC) owners and managers made their way to Cancun recently for the...
Contiki debuts Bolivia & Chile as new destinations for 2018/19
Contiki debuts Bolivia & Chile as new destinations for 2018/19
Contiki is heading to Bolivia and Chile for the first time ever, adding both destinations its new newly launched Latin...
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