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Want to hire sub-contractors for your growing home-based agency? Flight Centre Associates says yes

Flight Centre Associates has long been thought as having a ‘department’ that deals with its Independent Contractors when in fact FCA Independents access the same support and infrastructure that supports Flight Centre’s over 150 shops nationwide.
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Survey explains rapid growth in home-based agent sector

Over 60% of home-based travel agents were already experienced agents before going home-based and 50% had decided to go home-based...
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New learning programs from Nexion Canada aim to train prospective travel agents

Nexion Canada wants to take training for the next generation of travel agents to the next level with two new educational programs: a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program.
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That work-life-kids balance

Millions of us have viewed the hilarious YouTube clip of the serious professor Skyping with BBC reporters about South Korean politics from his home office. His two small children wander into the background and … there goes the interview. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: I promise it will bring a smile to your face.
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Q&A with agent@home Transat Travel member Anita Stephens

After keeping a tally of walk-in business vs. phone and email business, and examining where the bulk of income was coming from (i.e. my loyal clients) it became clear that the Transat Travel agent@home program was a solution that would work for me.
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Q&A: Ontario agent taps into the foodie niche and lands a spot on Saveur advisory board

To quote Ludwick Marishane, ‘You can learn some entrepreneurial skills, but the entrepreneurial attitude cannot be taught’
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Avoya Travel showcases travel agencies in branded video campaign

Avoya Travel has launched a new branded video campaign to elevate the role of travel agents by putting them at the forefront of the modern vacation planning and booking process.
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Training your clients (as much as you can)

There’s a hairdresser in Toronto who wanted more clients … so she expanded her working hours from four days a week to five. Guess what happened? “My same clients spread out their visits over the five days – I was doing the same amount of work but working one day more each week. So I went back to a four day work week and my clients are just fine with that.”
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Phenomenal growth in home based agent sector is recent, survey shows

A recent independent survey of Canadian home-based travel agents found that over 50% of them had made the decision to go home based in the last five years...
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Need a home office? You can rent one at a stranger’s house

If you’re a home-based agent who’s in dire need of some extra work space, you’re in luck!
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Book a Vegas package for a chance to win a free trip
Book a Vegas package for a chance to win a free trip
How does a free trip to Sin City sound to you? Travel agents are invited to book their way to Las Vegas with a new...
San Antonio extends warm welcome ahead of Air Canada’s new direct flight
San Antonio extends warm welcome to Canada ahead of Air Canada’s new direct flight
“Canada, we welcome you!” was the official declaration at an industry event hosted by Visit San Antonio in Toronto...
Air Canada Vacations expands booking payment options
Air Canada Vacations expands booking payment options
Air Canada Vacations says it is now accepting MasterCard and Visa debit cards as forms of payment on all ACV bookings.
That didn’t take long: fewer Americans want to travel to Cuba
That didn’t take long: fewer Americans want to travel to Cuba
A year after the U.S. government began easing travel restrictions to Cuba, a new survey suggests Americans are less...
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