Tuesday May 23, 2017
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64% of consumers in CWT survey say travel agents get them the best deals

An elite group of travel agency owners and managers landed in Cancun recently for Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) annual symposium.
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Save the date: TICO’s Annual General Meeting on June 20

TICO is reminding the travel industry that its Annual General Meeting will take place on June 20 at 1:30 at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.
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[PEOPLE] Doreen Lynch is ACTA’s new Director of Membership

The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) has appointed Doreen Lynch as its new Director of Membership.
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More buying power, more leads: why TL Network Canada’s host agencies like the looks of the ‘new’ Vacation.com

TL Network says it is “changing the dynamics for how agents can sell travel” with its new consumer-facing Vacation website. The group says Vacation is aimed at initiating conversations with consumers who want to travel, but aren’t necessarily thinking of using a travel agent – yet. “When we brought our three agency groups together earlier […]
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Setting sail for success: incentive cruises reward top producers for TPI, TravelOnly

Networking, good times and the opportunity to celebrate the year’s successes: top-producing home-based agents from two of Canada’s best-known host agencies, TPI and TravelOnly.
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How to make more commission with your Vegas bookings

Toronto agents got a taste of the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ last night when 25 hotel and attraction partners from Las Vegas arrived as part of a sales mission.
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Virtuoso boss says luxury sell is emotional sell

Luxury sales are emotional sales, Virtuoso CEO Matthew D. Upchurch told a packed ballroom of travel agents attending the company’s Vancouver general session May 4 where he talked about how clients decide what vacation experience they want.
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On sale now: Vegas hotels & Canada flights with WestJet

Clients have just two days to take advantage of WestJet’s Vegas and Canada sales, which include discounts on hotel rooms and flights.
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You won’t believe what this Carnival Cruise Line exec just tattooed on his arm

Nothing says you’re committed to a relationship like branding yourself with a permanent tattoo.
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TPI Chairman’s Circle agents sail the Mekong on AmaDara; 2018 trip to be hosted by Crystal Cruises

Travel Professionals International’s fourth annual Chairman’s Circle trip brought 15 of TPI’s top producing agents to Vietnam and Cambodia for an AmaWaterways cruise on the Mekong River.
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