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Agency execs weigh in on 9 common mistakes and how to avoid them

Making assumptions about a client’s budget? We’ve all done it. Forgetting to set an out-of-office reply on your email while you’re away? It’s a small gesture that goes a long way with clients.
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Marketing through Facebook

Imagine targeting your ideal client quickly, effectively and affordably. Seems pretty good? Even better, it’s right under your nose.
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A life preserver for struggling small agencies

When you ask small agency owners what they dislike the most about running their business, the answer is usually 1) all the costs 2) the back office and admin work. Small agency owners have been known to sell or close up shop for these two reasons.
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Hate admin work? Go home-based!

A lot of agents will tell you that the part they like the least about their job is all of the admin work that comes with it. This admin work gets in the way of dealing with clients and actually selling travel. The results of a recent nationwide survey of home-based agents reveals that they […]
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Worldhotels asks travel agents: What kind of lover are you?

FRANKFURT — No one can accuse travel agents of over-sharing. Not when a little intel about their love life can win them vacations from Stockholm to Hong Kong with Worldhotels.
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Out of 200 agents, over 50% went home based in last 5 years, says new survey

Becoming home based is now the norm for many Canadian travel agents, says a new survey, with over half making the leap in the last five years.
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Public consultations for Ontario’s Travel Industry Act start Feb. 22

The Ontario Government has scheduled public consultation sessions across the province as part of its overhaul of...
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Stratford manager convicted of operating as an unregistered agent

Sherrill Denny, a branch manager of a TICO-registered travel agency, has pled guilty and was convicted of two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration.
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Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays owner charged for not registering as travel agent

Miro Brcic and Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays Inc. were each charged with one count of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the Act).
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Passed the TICO exam? Don’t hang up that ‘open for business’ sign just yet

More than 40,000 individuals, selling travel services to consumers, or providing advice about travel services, have met TICO’s Minimum Education Standard as a Travel Counsellor since July 2009 when TICO introduced Education Standards to the Ontario Travel Industry.
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How will escorted tour specialists navigate post-pandemic travel? 5 companies weigh in
How will escorted tour specialists navigate post-pandemic travel? 5 companies weigh in
Companies normally ‘think big’, but when it comes to escorted group touring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic...
More health and safety measures thanks to Safe with Sunwing 
The newly launched Safe with Sunwing commitment ensures the health and safety of Sunwing passengers across their...
Silversea takes delivery of Silver Origin ahead of Galapagos debut
After conducting the cruise industry’s first-ever remote sea trials in April, the Silver Origin, Silversea’s very...
Antigua now open, first commercial flights coming in
Antigua & Barbuda is the latest destination to reopen its borders following months of lockdown measures due to the...
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