Saturday January 20, 2018
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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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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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After a brief ‘wintermission’ the frigid temps, record bookings should be on their way back
Don’t worry about the brief ‘wintermission’ – the frigid temps and record bookings are on their way back
There’s a January thaw on the way for much of Canada but forecasters say 2018’s colder-than-normal winter...
Gedeon ready to tackle the independent market with TPI
Gedeon joins TPI as CEO
To most people, the differences between managing a travel provider made up of employees and managing a travel...
Canadian government updates Jamaica travel information
Canadian government updates Jamaica travel information
The Canadian government has revised its travel advice for Jamaica in the wake of the State of Public Emergency declared...
Use this handy checklist to ensure dream destination weddings at Meliá Cuba hotels
Use this handy checklist to ensure dream destination weddings at Meliá Cuba hotels
Meliá Hotels International Cuba has launched a three-part video series that highlights just how easy it is to plan...
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