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Jill Wykes

Who owns your clients? 7 questions you should ask your host agency

Before you sign on the dotted line to renew your agreement – or to join a host agency – you need to do your homework! It pays, quite literally, to take a little time to really understand what you are getting into.
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The importance of getting out and about (and it’s not about the free shrimp)

As a travel agent, your customer expects you to be the expert on whatever destination he or she is thinking of – each airline, cruise line, hotel or resort. That is a big responsibility. And yet it is achievable if you take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about the products you sell.
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Tapping into consolidators can help agents maximize earnings

Airlines want to reduce costs. Canada is a large country geographically, with big distribution differences so that the cost is too high for airlines to service all regions cost effectively...
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The value of selling FIT

What’s old is new again. FIT is in vogue. With the proliferation of direct scheduled flights from Canadian gateways, convenient connections, competitive through fares and frequencies we are seeing more agents customizing their clients travel experience. Choice, flexibility and value seem to be the new mantra
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Is the smaller travel agency an endangered species?

First, the tour operators started buying travel agencies, followed by larger travel agencies buying lots of smaller ones. Yet there are still plenty of small to mid-sized agencies out there. So how do they survive?
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Selling package holidays … times have changed

If you’ve been selling travel for a few years and if you sell package holidays, you have seen your commission levels drop significantly in recent years.
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Read the fine print before signing on with a host travel agency

Who owns your clients? This is a big one. Be sure to read the fine print...
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Why e-mail can still be a part of your marketing plan

It reminds me of when GST was introduced. Even the federal departments responsible for explaining it didn’t have a clue as to how it applied to many, many scenarios. And so it is with CASL.
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The latest list of hotels to reopen on Grand Bahama Island post-hurricane
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The Bahamas continues to make major strides in recovery following Hurricane Dorian, with several hotels on Grand Bahama...
Trafalgar’s top agents can earn a spot on Acclaim trip to Ireland
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Trafalgar’s top-producing travel advisor partners will be rewarded with a spot on the company’s 2020 Acclaim trip...
More cancellations for SAA but int’l flights could re-start Nov. 17
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South African Airways has extended its cancellation of all domestic and regional flights scheduled for Nov. 17 and Nov....
Coming in 2022: Four Seasons’ new resort in Cabo San Lucas
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open its second property on the Baja Peninsula – Four Seasons...
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