Saturday October 31, 2020
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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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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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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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Then and now: Thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis

Then and now: Thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis
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People love to travel. Many of our agents have told us that their clients have shared with them how much this has made them appreciate that experiences matter more than ‘things’.
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Federal govt. extends 14-day quarantine, travel restrictions to Nov. 30
The 14-day mandatory quarantine is still with us for another month at least, as the federal government announced today...
Agents and industry experts react to Canada’s cruise ship ban extension
Canada’s cruise ship ban extended until February 2021
Though Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced yesterday that Canada will be extending its cruise ship ban until...
CDC lifts No Sail order, unveils framework for conditional sailing
CDC lifts No Sail order, unveils framework for conditional sailing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it will allow its No Sail Order to expire on...
Crystal extends final payment and cancellation schedules
Crystal extends final payment and cancellation schedules
Crystal is giving travellers added peace of mind by extending its final payment and cancellation schedules for its...
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