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31% of travellers have booked travel through a home-based agent; up 7% in 3 years

The number of home-based agents is on the rise in Canada, and so as it turns out is the number of Canadian travellers using a home-based agent to book their vacation.
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TPI goes for quality over quantity with invitation-only recruitment: “That strategy is paying dividends for us”

TPI started off the year with single-digit growth and February is continuing the upward trend with double-digit growth.
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“When a member is successful, the company is successful”: Nexion Canada

Home-based travel agents are on the rise, for good reason. With host agencies offering a high level of support, coupled with the freedom and flexibility that comes with working from home...
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TravelOnly celebrates top producers, suppliers at annual awards event

Success, growth and the benefits of strong supplier relationships were the recurring themes at this year’s TravelOnly Annual Distinction Awards.
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Could you use more cash?

It’s all about people, this business. Making and keeping connections. Which is why it’s so crucial for your own customer database to remain up to date.
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Home-based agents earn more money, enjoy improved work/life balance: survey

Almost half of Canadian hosted travel agents said they were earning more money now than when they worked in an agency or call centre, according to a recent Canada-wide survey.
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Agency groups part of the process as Carnival Corp. develops new Ocean Medallions

When Carnival Corp.’s new Ocean Medallions make their debut on Regal Princess this November, they’ll have the stamp of approval from the cruise company’s biggest retail partners...
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Only 43% of independent agents charge service fees: poll

A new survey shows that while 43% of independent travel agents charge service fees, fee amounts vary widely, ranging anywhere from US$12 to $500 for FIT arrangements...
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Time management 101: Flight Centre Associates’ tips for ‘making time for home’ when you’re a home-based agent

Many agents who work from home hold themselves to standards so high that the line between work and home is even blurrier than it was before, says Lee Zanello, Brand Leader for Flight Centre’s host agency, Flight Centre Associates.
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Spreading the word: why consumers need to learn about travel agents 2.0

Have you ever heard “Travel agents? They still exist?”
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More questions than answers about upcoming U.S. travel ban; airports prepare for chaos
More questions than answers about upcoming U.S. travel ban order; airports prepare for more chaos
U.S. President Trump says his administration is taking “new steps” to keep the U.S. safe – “and to keep out...
Trafalgar confirms departures for 2017 Europe & Britain and all of Asia: 100% Definite
Trafalgar confirms departures for 2017 Europe & Britain and all of Asia: 100% Definite
An unprecedented 100% of Trafalgar’s 2017 Europe & Britain and Asia Departures are now Definite, says the tour...
Two weeks of France savings start today with Contiki’s EB2 campaign
Two weeks of France savings start today with Contiki’s EB2 campaign
Contiki’s 2017 ‘Early Bird 2’ campaign has entered its third phase of massive savings, which includes two weeks...
Bonus commissions, client savings & more with TravelBrands’ Encore Cruises promo
Bonus commissions, client savings & more with TravelBrands’ Encore Cruises promo
TravelBrands is riding a wave of cruise offers that offers travellers and travel agents bonus amenities and added value...
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