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The Travel Agent Next Door

More storefronts, new zero interest payment option for The Travel Agent Next Door

The Travel Agent Next Door will be working with more storefront locations, with a formal announcement coming in the next four to six weeks. Sales for the host agency are up 53.7% year to date, and a new zero interest payment promotion should send that number even higher.
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“You own the business so you make the decisions on what you sell”: Special series #4

For any agency owner contemplating a move to a host agency, misconceptions about the loss of their brand and giving up control causes the most concern. For owners weighing the pros and cons of selling their agency, the biggest worry is for the employment and wellbeing of their staff.
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Diversity pays off when agents go home-based: Survey

Agents who have deep and diverse knowledge of many product types – not just sun and beach destinations – including cruise, river cruise, luxury, coach tours, etc. have a much higher likelihood to be successful in a home-based environment, according to the third annual National Travel Agent Survey.
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Another win for The Travel Agent Next Door: RCI Partner of the Year, Canada

Royal Caribbean International has named The Travel Agent Next Door as its Partner of the Year for Canada.
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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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Has it been 10 years already? Oasis of the Seas gets ready for US$165 million ‘amplification’
The legendary Oasis of the Seas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a multi-million upgrade that includes new dining...
Now accepting reservations: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
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The all-new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is now accepting reservations beginning Nov. 1, 2019...
Swoop introduces group booking desk with $5 per person service fee
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Swoop has opened a group booking desk for groups of 13 or more travellers to facilitate flight bookings and reservation...
What are the most popular summer destinations? Contiki has the full list
Contiki has revealed the top seven places young Canadians will be heading off to this coming summer
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