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“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability

In this week’s Take Five, we ask Friisdahl about the company’s latest restructuring, why agents should join, and how the home-based segment will evolve in the coming years.
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National Travel Agent survey suggests many agents considering going home-based

The third annual National Travel Agent Survey, an independent nationwide survey of close to 700 Canadian travel agents, was expanded for the first time to include non-hosted agents on commission and/or salary. The results provide first time insight into the non-home-based retail sector.
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Introducing The Supplier Rep Next Door

The Travel Agent Next Door has come up with an innovative program known as ‘The Supplier Rep Next Door’, where hosted agents and agencies will be better supported by their local supplier reps. Traditionally, host agencies were treated as one agency which meant that they only were assigned one Business Development Manager (BDM) or sales […]
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The Travel Agent Next Door restructures into regions to benefit agents and suppliers

The Travel Agent Next Door is making major moves – into regions, no less.
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The Travel Agent Next Door takes home Celebrity’s Rising Star award

The Travel Agent Next Door has won the Celebrity Rising Star Award for 2018 in Canada.
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Why don’t most host agencies use GDS for air bookings?

Most host agencies do not use Global Distribution Systems (GDS) for booking air. They may use the accounting side but they are not using the GDS for booking air, at least not like they would have done 20 years ago.
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The Travel Agent Next Door gets the nod for Air Canada COE

The Travel Agent Next Door has been named to the Air Canada Circle of Excellence for 2018.
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$200 million in sales within reach by 2020 for The Travel Agent Next Door, says Friisdahl

The Travel Agent Next Door’s “3Ws” strategy – for “win-win-win” – is propelling the host agency for home-based agents to an estimated $115 million in sales for 2018, with $145 million projected by the end of 2019 and $200 million to close out 2020. “That’s not bad for a company that’s been around for just five or six years,” says founder Flemming Friisdahl.
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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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All that glitters is not gold

Host agencies are actively competing to add agents and the industry is seeing a variety of incentives being offered to persuade agents to sign up.
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