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Why are more agents making the jump to home-based? A Q&A with Nexion Canada President Mike Foster

About one-third of Canadian travel agents are now home-based, says Nexion Canada President Mike Foster, “and we expect that number to continue to grow, based in part on U.S. data that estimates that half of all travel agents in that country are home-based.” We caught up with Foster with a quick Q&A for this issue […]
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A life preserver for struggling small agencies

When you ask small agency owners what they dislike the most about running their business, the answer is usually 1) all the costs 2) the back office and admin work. Small agency owners have been known to sell or close up shop for these two reasons.
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Going home-based? Humber course still has spots, plus host agencies are here to help

Just five years ago, industry experts pegged the percentage of home-based agents in Canada to be around 25%.
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Hate admin work? Go home-based!

A lot of agents will tell you that the part they like the least about their job is all of the admin work that comes with it. This admin work gets in the way of dealing with clients and actually selling travel. The results of a recent nationwide survey of home-based agents reveals that they […]
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Corporate travel for the home-based agent: big rewards await if you’re flexible

When working in the business travel sector you must be more process-oriented, very conversant with the GDS and management reporting that corporate clients want. It’s more routine, perhaps less fun, for sure.
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Forget New Year’s: how about a summer resolution? Making the most of the downtime

Why not promise yourself that this summer you will get out and experience what you’re selling?
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TravcomTouch offers a low-maintenance CRM solution well-suited to the home-based agent

TORONTO — A new CRM e-mail service designed to help travel agents keep in touch with clients is ideally suited to home-based counsellors, offering personalized e-mail packages from as low as $25 per month. TravcomTouch provides travel agencies and self-employed counsellors a service that automatically publishes e-mails for optionally selected, agency-branded e-mail campaigns including Bon […]
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