Thursday August 17, 2017
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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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Social media marketing? Ugh. If that’s your take on it, read on!

Social media marketing? Ugh. If that’s your take on it, read on!
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Many of us remember the ‘good old days’ when you used to sit in your travel agency and wait for walk-ins or for the phone to ring. Wasn’t marketing so much easier back then?
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Could you use more cash?

Could you use more cash?
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It’s all about people, this business. Making and keeping connections. Which is why it’s so crucial for your own customer database to remain up to date.
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Time management 101: Flight Centre Associates’ tips for ‘making time for home’ when you’re a home-based agent

Time management 101: Flight Centre Associates’ tips for ‘making time for home’ when you’re a home-based agent
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Many agents who work from home hold themselves to standards so high that the line between work and home is even blurrier than it was before, says Lee Zanello, Brand Leader for Flight Centre’s host agency, Flight Centre Associates.
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Selling Ireland: Getting the agent perspective

Selling Ireland: Getting the agent perspective
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Following a week-long fam with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland that took place earlier this fall, travel agents contributed their top highlights and impressions of the Emerald Isle. Here are our favourites:   Luxury properties & must-do experiences “I really enjoyed Mount Falcon Estate and thought it was a beautiful property, as well as the
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Spreading the word: why consumers need to learn about travel agents 2.0

Spreading the word: why consumers need to learn about travel agents 2.0
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Have you ever heard “Travel agents? They still exist?”
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Time for reflection – how happy are you?

Time for reflection – how happy are you?
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Are you dissatisfied where you are now?
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How’s your work/life balance working out?

How’s your work/life balance working out?
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Most travel agents will burst out laughing if you ask them about work/life balance.
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Meet home-based agent superstar Jodi Fox

Meet home-based agent superstar Jodi Fox
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She started selling high-end cruises and in her first year went on a Virtuoso luxury fam to Guatemala where she decided she wanted to sell beautiful experiences – “not necessarily the most expensive, but special experiences.”
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Virtuoso Travel Week: U.S. hangs on to #1 spot; Calgary agent wins VAST award
Virtuoso Travel Week: U.S. is still #1; Calgary agent wins VAST award
Neither the dollar nor Trump can bump the U.S. out of top spot on Canadian traveller destination lists.
Intrepid Group’s Chimu buy follows 19% sales growth
Intrepid Group’s Chimu buy follows 19% sales growth
The Intrepid Group has made its first acquisition since its split from TUI two years ago, taking a 50% stake in polar...
India in high demand, says Contiki, after launching new 2018 Asia program
India in high demand, says Contiki, after launching new 2018 Asia program
Contiki’s 2018 Asia program keeps getting bigger and better, with the launch of a new 10-day ‘In-Depth...
Snap a pic for a chance to win two tix to the U.S. with Collette
Snap a pic for a chance to win two tix to the U.S. with Collette
Travel agents can test out their photography skills with Collette’s newly launched photo contest, which runs from now...
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