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New program from Nexion offers free retail travel training to Canadian veterans

New program from Nexion offers free retail travel training to Canadian veterans
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Nexion Travel Group - Canada has a new program that provides scholarships for military veterans, to cover the full cost of tuition for training to become an independent travel advisor.
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Transat TDC wants to grow Agent@Home; hires Lalonde to ramp things up

Transat TDC wants to grow Agent@Home; hires Lalonde to ramp things up
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What do agents look for in a host agency? “Trust, consistent support, training, web tools, strong commissions & preferred partners, and the Transat Travel Agent@Home program offers all of the above and much more,” says Agent@Home’s newly appointed director, Monique Lalonde.
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Diversity pays off when agents go home-based: Survey

Diversity pays off when agents go home-based: Survey
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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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4 great tips for networking

4 great tips for networking
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Networking hasn’t gone away. It’s still important today, especially for those of us in the luxury relationship arena, but needs to be accomplished in a much more subtle way.
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TPI signs preferred supplier partnership with Travefy

TPI signs preferred supplier partnership with Travefy
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Travel Professionals International has announced a preferred supplier partnership with Travefy, a leading itinerary management and client communication tool for travel agents.
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“You mean they still have travel agents?”

“You mean they still have travel agents?”
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When a stranger asks you what you do for a living and you explain that you are a travel agent or travel advisor, do you ever hear: “Really? They still exist?” Or: “Wow. I thought travel agents weren’t necessary anymore because of the Internet.”
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Avoya Travel achieves record 2018 sales and network growth

Avoya Travel achieves record 2018 sales and network growth
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Avoya Travel posted a double-digit uptick in sales in 2018 along with “unprecedented” growth in the Avoya Travel Network.
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National Travel Agent survey suggests many agents considering going home-based

National Travel Agent survey suggests many agents considering going home-based
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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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510 Travel re-launches home-based agent division as The Travel Agent Hotline

510 Travel re-launches home-based agent division as The Travel Agent Hotline
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510 Travel, no stranger to the retail travel industry, is looking to expand its at-home division.
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Introducing The Supplier Rep Next Door

Introducing The Supplier Rep Next Door
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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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Smooth sailing for tour operators & tourism boards onboard Lady Sandals for VIP event
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There was plenty of good cheer and a lot of laughs onboard the Lady Sandals last night, as Maureen Barnes-Smith...
Sunwing to ground 737 MAX 8s until spring 2020
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Sunwing is grounding all of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 throughout the winter season as the troubled aircraft continues to see...
Couples Sans Souci closing May 1, 2020 for US$7 million reno
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Couples Resorts Jamaica has US$7 million worth of upgrades slated for its Couples Sans Souci luxury all-inclusive...
TPI among Virtuoso’s top winners at annual Travel Week
Virtuoso’s top members were honoured at its 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, where over 3,000 of...
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