Wednesday March 1, 2017
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“I could not have provided this kind of personalized service in an office environment”

“I could not have provided this kind of personalized service in an office environment”
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The Travel Agent Next Door asked some of its 300+ travel agents why they decided to become a home-based agent and go into business for themselves.
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Marketing You: Building your brand

Marketing You: Building your brand
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It used to be that only big corporations had ‘brands’ (think Coca-Cola, Crest, McDonalds).
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Marketing You: Building networks, reaping referrals

Marketing You: Building networks, reaping referrals
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I’ve come to the conclusion that you don’t sell travel sitting behind a desk any more. You sell travel by getting out and promoting yourself and your suppliers. By telling people – even total strangers – where you’ve been and where you’re going next…and what you do for a living.
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Marketing You: You and your Host Agency

Marketing You: You and your Host Agency
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Crucial to your success (and your happiness) is your relationship with your host agency.
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‘Why Canadians Buy’: new survey offers insights to Canadian consumers

‘Why Canadians Buy’: new survey offers insights to Canadian consumers
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When you need a service – for instance, from a plumber or an insurance agent – how do you choose?
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7 more questions you should be asking a host agency

7 more questions you should be asking a host agency
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There is an assumption that most host agencies offer the same services and support. This is completely false! Host agencies vary in many, many ways.
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Who owns your clients? 7 questions you should ask your host agency

Who owns your clients? 7 questions you should ask your host agency
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Before you sign on the dotted line to renew your agreement – or to join a host agency – you need to do your homework! It pays, quite literally, to take a little time to really understand what you are getting into.
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Marketing You: Don’t forget this important part of your career

Marketing You: Don’t forget this important part of your career
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As an independent agent, you sure have to wear a lot of hats: sales person, researcher, customer relations whiz, part-time accountant (and sometimes soccer chauffeur in the middle of it all).
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More questions than answers about upcoming U.S. travel ban; airports prepare for chaos
More questions than answers about upcoming U.S. travel ban order; airports prepare for more chaos
U.S. President Trump says his administration is taking “new steps” to keep the U.S. safe – “and to keep out...
Trafalgar confirms departures for 2017 Europe & Britain and all of Asia: 100% Definite
Trafalgar confirms departures for 2017 Europe & Britain and all of Asia: 100% Definite
An unprecedented 100% of Trafalgar’s 2017 Europe & Britain and Asia Departures are now Definite, says the tour...
Two weeks of France savings start today with Contiki’s EB2 campaign
Two weeks of France savings start today with Contiki’s EB2 campaign
Contiki’s 2017 ‘Early Bird 2’ campaign has entered its third phase of massive savings, which includes two weeks...
Bonus commissions, client savings & more with TravelBrands’ Encore Cruises promo
Bonus commissions, client savings & more with TravelBrands’ Encore Cruises promo
TravelBrands is riding a wave of cruise offers that offers travellers and travel agents bonus amenities and added value...
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