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“We have seen a spike in our bookings”: TPI’s Gedeon

“We have seen a spike in our bookings”: TPI’s Gedeon
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When TPI surveyed its members this summer about plans for promoting travel, 78% said they were ready to “re-ignite” their travel marketing plans this fall, and of that 78%, some 63% said they had never stopped promoting travel during COVID-19, just modified their approach. 
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“The pent-up demand for travel, it’s real”: CoNexion 2020

“The pent-up demand for travel, it’s real”:  CoNexion 2020
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When Nexion got its start in 1995, airlines were capping and then cutting commissions. The caps and cuts, combined with the exponential growth of OTAs in those days, made for a one-two punch for travel agencies, and many predicted that the traditional retail distribution chain would never recover.
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5 questions for Nexion’s newest Canadian Rising Star, Eric Cohen

5 questions for Nexion’s newest Canadian Rising Star, Eric Cohen
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Building up a client list and generating some bookings as a brand new travel agent is a challenge at any time. Doing it during a pandemic? The mind boggles.
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Lynda Sinclair’s words of wisdom – and there were many

Lynda Sinclair’s words of wisdom – and there were many
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With more than 40 years of experience in the travel industry, Lynda Sinclair had a lot of wisdom to share.
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TTAND agents raises over $15,000 for Pencils for Kids

TTAND agents raises over $15,000 for Pencils for Kids
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The Travel Agent Next Door has raised over $15,000 for a good cause just by staying fit.
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Can Zeina Gedeon pick her 3 fave recipes from Travel Eats with TPI?

Can Zeina Gedeon pick her 3 fave recipes from Travel Eats with TPI?
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In the early months of the pandemic, when TPI’s advisors would ‘get together’ as only people could at that time - virtually, of course - the conversation would inevitably turn to food. 
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ACTA’s ‘Independent Contractors 101’ aims to help agents thinking of going home-based

ACTA’s ‘Independent Contractors 101’ aims to help agents thinking of going home-based
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With the pandemic and its fallout, some agents are taking a close look at the retail travel industry and assessing the business model that best fits their needs. 
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Expedia TAAP’s incentive program aims to support travel agencies in Canada as demand returns

Expedia TAAP’s incentive program aims to support travel agencies in Canada as demand returns
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Expedia Group is aiming to provide an ever-increasing supply of accommodations and flexible rates to enable travel agencies to take advantage of increasing domestic demand. Which is why they’ve launched the Expedia TAAP incentive program for both new and existing agents.  
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Host Agency Reviews’ 2020 survey open to Canadian agents

Host Agency Reviews’ 2020 survey open to Canadian agents
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Host Agency Reviews has launched its annual Travel Agent Income Survey. While Host Agency Reviews is based in the U.S., the survey is open to Canadian travel agents as well - and input from north of the border helps create a clearer snapshot of the home-based agent sector, says Host Agency Reviews founder Steph Lee.
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Delta donates 1 million pounds of food, and counting

Delta donates 1 million pounds of food, and counting
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Delta Air Lines has donated one million pounds of food (and counting) to communities around world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Warm weather, sand and sea”: The rejuvenating powers of ACV’s Cancun fam
“Warm weather, sand and sea”: The rejuvenating powers of ACV’s Cancun fam
The scene is so familiar to anyone in the travel industry, yet after all these months of COVID-19’s travel...
Air Canada partners with Shoppers for pre-departure COVID tests
Air Canada partners with SDM for pre-departure COVID tests
Air Canada has joined forces with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide Air Canada passengers with the opportunity to take a...
“Don’t be a freeloader,” Vanderlubbe tells agency owners
“Don’t be a freeloader”: Vanderlubbe’s message to agency owners
Richard Vanderlubbe, President of tripcentral.ca, is issuing a call-out to ACTA member travel agency owners, in no...
WestJet launches new rapid testing study at YVR
WestJet launches new rapid testing study at YVR
WestJet is launching a brand new COVID-19 study today that will help determine the safest and most efficient way to...
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