Tuesday January 19, 2021
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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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8 tips for using this downtime productively

8 tips for using this downtime productively
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Canada seems to be entering a second wave of COVID-19 and many restrictions remain in place that are hampering the travel industry’s efforts to start up again. This has left most agents with time on their hands.
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JTB supports Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation with Jam-Walk 2020

JTB supports Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation with Jam-Walk 2020
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Nothing can replace a gloriously sunny, warm fall weekend that makes you feel like summer is still in the air. And that’s especially true after close to seven months of COVID doldrums (and counting).
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Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs

Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs
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Travel agencies have been hit hard by the pandemic and are having to cut costs in order to survive. One option has been to join a host agency – but it does not have to mean giving up their storefront or branding.
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On Certainty

On Certainty
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We’ve heard it from every major company in their advertising for the last six months… “In these uncertain times…”
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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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Many agents don’t want to go back to an office or call centre

Many agents don’t want to go back to an office or call centre
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When we look back on 2020 and 2021, we may well see it as the year our retail model changed for good.
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Why you should charge service fees. Yes, you should.

Why you should charge service fees. Yes, you should.
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It’s no secret that our lives are all in turmoil these days. Travel will never be the same, so perhaps now is the time to introduce service fees – if you haven’t already.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is advising agents that Air Canada has been forced to temporarily...
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) closed 2020 on a high note by welcoming eight new affiliated agencies to its Quebec...
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia is the latest destination to announce PCR testing for COVID-19 at select resorts, offering Canadians added...
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel and tourism industry is speaking out against a potential travel ban on inter-provincial, non-essential...
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