Thursday July 20, 2017
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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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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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Millennials get their very own airline with launch of Air France’s Joon
Millennials get their very own airline with launch of Air France’s Joon
Everyone is marketing to the Millennials and now Air France is the latest to aggressively target this market with a...
ACV heads south – way south – for new Cartagena program
ACV heads south – way south – for new Cartagena program
Air Canada Vacations has added Cartagena, Colombia to its winter lineup, with 11 hotels and new, nonstop...
British Airways packages on sale from four Canadian gateways
British Airways packages on sale from four Canadian gateways
A new summer deal from British Airways offers savings worth up to $150 for clients booking both flight and hotel, and...
See Europe everyday with Contiki and save up to 30% off
See Europe everyday with Contiki and save up to 30% off
Contiki is reminding travellers that Europe isn’t simply a summer destination with a new campaign called ‘Europe...
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