Tuesday September 19, 2017
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“Earning a great share of my commissions has been fantastic”: survey responses from home-based agents

“Earning a great share of my commissions has been fantastic”: survey responses from home-based agents
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A recent survey of home-based travel agents produced some very interesting results. Here is Theresa Winchester of The Travel Agent Next Door with her personal response to the survey results. SURVEY SAYS: Over 50% became home-based in last 5 years. Is this true of you? Winchester: “I’ve been a travel professional for six years now.
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Using Facebook to build your business

Using Facebook to build your business
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The benefit to the travel advisor is that Facebook is an incredibly easy way to market your services.
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Cashing in on Canada

Cashing in on Canada
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Do you have clients who are foodies? Spa fanatics? Adventure enthusiasts? Golfers? Hikers? Multi-gen travellers? Avid cyclists? If so, you may be missing a big revenue opportunity that’s right under your nose. Canada is open for business, and there’s a huge chance to capitalize on it. This year both Trip Advisor and The New York
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5 tips to make roadshows work for you

5 tips to make roadshows work for you
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Suppliers go to a lot of effort – and often a ton of expense – to get a little face time with you.
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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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Déjà vu all over again as tour operators, airlines work to stay one step ahead of Maria
Hurricane Maria Travel Update
Hurricane Maria has roared over Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe and is now on its way towards Puerto Rico, expected...
Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria aim for 11/1; more resort updates from Sunwing
Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria aiming for Nov. 1; more resort updates from Sunwing
The Cuba Tourism Board says Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria should be ready by or before Nov. 1.
TravelBrands sells Carte Postale to Tours Chanteclerc
TravelBrands sells Carte Postale to Tours Chanteclerc
TravelBrands has signed an agreement to sell its North American division of Carte Postale to Tours Chanteclerc.
1,000+ winter departures on sale with Intrepid Travel
1,000+ winter departures on sale with Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is taking 10% off more than 1,000 small-group tours in 100 countries for its Canadian clients.
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