Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Isn’t multi-tasking great? Nope. Here’s why

Isn’t multi-tasking great? Nope. Here’s why
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If you’re like me, you are proud of your multi-tasking abilities, able to shift gears between projects and conversations and emails at the blink of an eye.
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“It allows the network to focus on the suppliers”: the benefits of limiting the number of preferred partners

“It allows the network to focus on the suppliers”: the benefits of limiting the number of preferred partners
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The Travel Agent Next Door has a different approach to preferred suppliers, restricting their number and focusing their agents on selling those suppliers.
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Why – and how – you should specialize

Why – and how – you should specialize
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At Vision, our team of independent travel advisors are incredibly diverse. But one thing most of them share is that they are specialists.
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“Earning a great share of my commissions has been fantastic”: survey responses from home-based agents

“Earning a great share of my commissions has been fantastic”: survey responses from home-based agents
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A recent survey of home-based travel agents produced some very interesting results. Here is Theresa Winchester of The Travel Agent Next Door with her personal response to the survey results. SURVEY SAYS: Over 50% became home-based in last 5 years. Is this true of you? Winchester: “I’ve been a travel professional for six years now.
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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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Air Canada to launch new routes out of Montreal to two Ontario cities
Air Canada to launch new service from Montreal to London & Windsor, Ontario
Air Canada will be expanding service out of Montreal with new domestic regional nonstop service starting July 2, 2018.
Caesars Entertainment takes on Mexico with new Los Cabos resort
Caesars Entertainment takes on Mexico with new Los Cabos resort
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, best known for its gambling resorts in Vegas and Atlantic City, is making good on...
All-inclusive pioneer Club Med now going all-in with Groups business
All-inclusive pioneer Club Med now going all-in with Groups business
In seven years Club Med’s Groups business has tripled out of the Canadian market.
Mexico Tourist Board has the latest on Cancun beach incident
Mexico Tourist Board has the latest on Cancun beach incident
The Mexico Tourism Board is working to reassure travellers and its industry partners that Cancun and all tourist...
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