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TPI hosts 300+ at record number of ship tours

No matter how much you read about a destination, a resort or especially, a cruise ship, a site inspection is the best way to find out if a supplier’s brochure descriptions really do ring true.
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Flight Centre Independent agents ‘Discover the Undiscovered’ in Tulum

The recently-rebranded Flight Centre Independent host agency division is not just a Canadian focus, but also a global focus for Flight Centre.
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“We have seen double-digit growth year-over-year”: Denise Harper, G Adventures

The Travel Agent Next Door limits its number of preferred suppliers and focuses its agents on selling those suppliers.
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“We believe every advisor wants to be proud of their brand”: Jeff Willner talks about the Travel Edge difference

Travel Edge CEO & Owner Jeff Willner started Kensington Tours from his kitchen table in 2006, with a box of office supplies from his last job. Like many home-based advisors, he went without a paycheck for over a year when times were lean.
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CoNexion 2017: MyNexion makes official debut; Nexion Canada agent award winners

Nexion Canada has unveiled MyNexion, its new technology platform that lets Nexion Canada members use tech tools to develop business, with a personal touch, says the host agency.
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Best support-staff-to-primary-agent ratio in industry, says The Travel Agent Next Door

TTAND has added 5 new team members in marketing, accounting and admin support, giving the host agency what it says is the best support staff to primary agent ratio in the industry.
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Why – and how – you should specialize

At Vision, our team of independent travel advisors are incredibly diverse. But one thing most of them share is that they are specialists.
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“There will be no slowing down”: MSC Cruises wants more home-based agent business

Home-based travel agents are an extremely important entity for us to work with.
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Avoya agents get a boost from influencer marketing

Avoya Travel says its new Avoya Infinity marketing tool “is one of the many ways we’re promoting the benefits of using a travel agent.”
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“Earning a great share of my commissions has been fantastic”: survey responses from home-based agents

A recent survey of home-based travel agents produced some very interesting results. Here is Theresa Winchester of The Travel Agent Next Door with her personal response to the survey results. SURVEY SAYS: Over 50% became home-based in last 5 years. Is this true of you? Winchester: “I’ve been a travel professional for six years now. […]
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Daily flights on TAP Portugal’s Toronto-Lisbon route starting next summer
Daily flights on TAP Portugal’s Toronto-Lisbon route starting next summer
Travel agents and their Lisbon-bound clients can look forward to daily service on TAP Portugal’s Toronto-Lisbon route...
WestJet Vacations bumping up change fees as of Nov. 1
WestJet Vacations bumping up change fees as of Nov. 1
WestJet Vacations is increasing its change fee, from $75 to $100 per passenger starting Nov. 1. The cancellation fee...
Ensemble heading to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar for 2018
Ensemble heading to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar for 2018
Ensemble Travel Group’s 50th anniversary celebration and annual conference will take place at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in...
G says goodbye to ‘Yolo’, hello to ‘18 to Thirtysomethings’
G says goodbye to ‘Yolo’, hello to ‘18 to Thirtysomethings’
G Adventures has announced a rebrand of its popular ‘Yolo’ style of youth tours to a new name...
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