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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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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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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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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Hate admin work? Go home-based!

Hate admin work? Go home-based!
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A lot of agents will tell you that the part they like the least about their job is all of the admin work that comes with it. This admin work gets in the way of dealing with clients and actually selling travel. The results of a recent nationwide survey of home-based agents reveals that they
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Great advice from a 130-year old guy

Great advice from a 130-year old guy
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Back in the 1930s, when Canada and the U.S. were in the throes of a massive economic depression, unemployment and poverty were everywhere and few could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Except, perhaps, for one guy from Missouri who believed that it was possible to leverage your personality to build positive
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The rewards of Spring E-Cleaning

The rewards of Spring E-Cleaning
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‘Spring cleaning’ takes on a whole new meaning when it’s 2018 and you work from home. But it can be just as rewarding and worthwhile as it was in our grandmothers’ time!
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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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