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‘Suite’ new images and a call-out for agent bookings from Virgin Voyages, setting sail in 2020

Virgin Voyages’ VP of Sales and Business Development is encouraging all agents to register for FirstMates.com, the cruise line’s new dedicated online platform for travel agents.
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The best-ever New Year’s resolution

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Most of us plan to lose weight, exercise more, eat wisely… but here’s one we can all keep that’s great for us personally and for the bottom line. It’s upgrading your skills.
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Your opinion matters, take the 2019 National Travel Agent Survey

Rob Glennie Consulting has opened the 2019 National Travel Agent Survey this month.
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TPI steps up with new STEP fams to Australia, Cambodia in 2019

Travel Professionals International (TPI) and Transat recently stepped up for travel advisors by jointly offering an exclusive Specialized Travel Education Program (STEP) trip to Portugal.
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Extra services = more revenue + more loyalty

Lucky us: our industry is peppered with income-generating opportunities. Are you taking advantage of all of them? Let’s say you have clients who wish to travel to Paris for a week to celebrate a wedding anniversary. They think all they need is air plus hotel, but imagine all you can add to make it a […]
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300 cruise booking requests in 24 hours: Burlington, ON’s Melissa Erskine, Rising Star

Home-based agent Melissa Erskine, eager to build her groups business, knew to keep her eye out for a ‘pied piper’, a key client with a strong network of contacts. And boy, did she ever find one.
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TPI’s Klassen gets Gold Crown status

Home-based agent and TPI advisor Kelly Klassen was recognized with a Gold Crown award at the Palace Hotels & Resorts’ Palace PRO Awards gala, held recently at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun.
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Making the most of your next fam

They are a legendary perk of our industry. In the ‘good old days’ there were limitless fams, or so it seemed, and they were free of charge. But times have changed and now a fam often represents not only a time commitment but also a financial investment.
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Flemming Friisdahl reflects on the future of home based agents

We asked The Travel Agent Next Door Founder, Flemming Friisdahl, for his predictions for the continued growth of the home-based agent phenomenon.
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Home-based agents: Always ask these 10 questions

How do home-based agents make sure they are making the right choice when they join a host agency? It can be very confusing with so many host agency propositions in the market.
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Virgin Voyages helps agents expedite bookings with new website and Facebook group
Virgin Voyages helps agents book easier with new website and Facebook group
Virgin Voyages is shaking up the cruise industry yet again with its approach to travel agent registration and brand...
Police lay charges against Mississauga woman over fake travel agency
Police lay fraud charges against Mississauga, woman over fake travel agency
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward after laying fraud charges against Mississauga, ON’s Libia...
Opening date announced for Universal’s Surfside Inn and Suites
Opening date announced for Universal’s Surfside Inn and Suites
Universal Orlando Resort’s most affordable hotel option yet, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and...
Avalon’s 4-day ‘A Taste of the Danube’ leads in at $1,449 for 2020
Avalon’s 4-day ‘A Taste of the Danube’ leads in at $1,449 for 2020
In 2020 Avalon Waterways will be the only river cruise company offering four-, five- and six-day river cruise...
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