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Home Based Agents

Client retention: make ‘em stick like glue

I’ll bet you’ve had the same dentist for a while. After each visit, do you immediately think: I must look for a new dentist.
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Dispelling the myths against going home-based

In the recent national Travel Agent Survey, 43% of non-home-based agents said they would consider becoming home-based and yet they have not yet done so. So what is holding them back?
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One-third of Canadian agents are now home-based

It seems nothing can stop or slow down the global travel industry trend towards home-based travel agents. Each year the numbers keep growing. Four years ago roughly 25% of travel agents in Canada worked from home. Today that number is about 37% and climbing. That means that one in three travel agents works from home!
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Host agencies woo agents with new perks but “you don’t know what you don’t know”

Home-based agents are in high demand and competing host agencies are upping the ante as they woo new members, and that has more than a few agents asking themselves, should I make a switch?
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“Being part of the inner circle allows us to advocate for our clients”: S.T.A.R. winner Barbour

In St. John’s, Newfoundland, Travel Time TPI’s Lois Barbour has grown a formidable travel agency that is competing with the best in the world.
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Second annual nationwide survey puts spotlight on home-based agents

Nine out of 10 home-based agents believe they have a better work life balance than when they worked in an agency.
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6 tips for selling to the rich

Who is going to spend more on a vacation than the wealthy?
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One-third of agents are now home-based and 90% say they have a better work-life balance

Results from the just-released second annual home-based agent survey show that more than 35% of travel agents in Canada are now independent, home-based contractors.
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Want to hire sub-contractors for your growing home-based agency? Flight Centre Associates says yes

Flight Centre Associates has long been thought as having a ‘department’ that deals with its Independent Contractors when in fact FCA Independents access the same support and infrastructure that supports Flight Centre’s over 150 shops nationwide.
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Survey explains rapid growth in home-based agent sector

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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“You can count on us”: Cuba specialist Hola Sun has perks for agents & clients this winter
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Hola Sun’s series of winter 2019/2020 product launches has wrapped up after strong showings in Barrie, Toronto and...
Goway recognized for outstanding achievement at Switzerland Travel Mart
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The 20th edition of Switzerland Travel Mart (STM) in Lucerne is off to a great start, with over 800 tour operators...
Coming in spring 2021: Sesame Place San Diego
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A brand new Sesame Place theme park is coming to San Diego, the first-ever Sesame Place to launch on the West Coast.
With positive growth year-to-date Jamaica’s ready for winter 2019-2020
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Growth from the Canadian market to that long-time favourite Caribbean destination, Jamaica, is on the plus side...
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