Thursday February 23, 2017
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Avalon’s 2018 preview includes new garden-themed voyage

Avalon Waterways is already looking ahead to 2018 with the release of its 2018 preview, a 56-page brochure featuring its most popular European and Southeast Asia river cruises.
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Travel Masters acquires 30-year-old agency in Kelowna

Travel Masters, a top Canadian travel agency that’s affiliated with Ensemble Travel Group, has acquired Mission Park Travel, a 30-year-old agency in Kelowna, B.C.
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ACTA restructures to focus more on advocacy and member support

ACTA President Wendy Paradis has announced a “new organizational structure” that she says will better serve members across the country and simplify roles and responsibilities.
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Pregnant travel agent completes bookings in the midst of labour

One woman in the U.K. has proven that women – and travel agents – are indeed superheroes.
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TTAND and Antigua and Barbuda team up to launch new wedding website

TTAND has just announced a new collaboration with marketing agency Travel Lab and the Antigua and Barbuda to launch a new destination wedding platform.
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Travelport announces new long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise

Travelport has renewed its agreement with Enterprise Holdings, a move that essentially connects travel agents to over 36,000 car rental locations and more than 91 million car rentals days per year.
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TravelBound offers travel agents new Wave Season incentives and training

FIT specialist TravelBound has extended pre- and post-cruise offerings in top cruise ports around the world through March during Wave Season.
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31% of travellers have booked travel through a home-based agent; up 7% in 3 years

The number of home-based agents is on the rise in Canada, and so as it turns out is the number of Canadian travellers using a home-based agent to book their vacation.
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TPI goes for quality over quantity with invitation-only recruitment: “That strategy is paying dividends for us”

TPI started off the year with single-digit growth and February is continuing the upward trend with double-digit growth.
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Majority of home based agents satisfied with compensation package

A recent nationwide survey of home-based travel agents revealed that 76% were satisfied with their compensation, with a third of those 100% satisfied.
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