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When suppliers contact your clients post-trip with booking deals, is that a bypass? DWHSA’s comeback survey gets home-based agents talking

About six out of 10 of DWHSA’s 950 members in Canada and the U.S. are home-based agents – either ‘solopreneurs’ or independent contractors, says DWHSA administrator John Hawks. The DWHSA recently released survey results showing agents are concerned about the ‘comeback’ marketing strategies used by suppliers.
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Extended dates for SeaWorld’s Canadian Resident Pricing

It’s even easier to sell and book SeaWorld vacations for clients now with extended dates for SeaWorld’s Canadian Resident Pricing.
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What are home-based agents selling?

The landscape has certainly changed in the Canadian travel industry with the phenomenal growth of the home-based, independent travel professional supported by host agencies. But what is really interesting is to look at what those agents are selling today, as compared with a decade ago.
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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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Avoya Travel creates new dashboard with aim to improve travel planning, support agents

Avoya Travel says its new Avoya Agency Dashboard gives Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network insights into their agencies’ performance that were never available before.
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