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.
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.
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 […]
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.