Tuesday January 19, 2021
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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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A great sales tool that’s 144 years old

A great sales tool that’s 144 years old
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It’s almost impossible to imagine how we would cope with Covid-19 without the internet. How would we communicate without email, Zoom, Skype and access to online research?vWe would surely be even more isolated than we already are.
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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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Agents owe it to themselves to explore becoming a home-based agent permanently

Agents owe it to themselves to explore becoming a home-based agent permanently
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of us to change how we live and work. For many, adapting to working from home was a challenge at first — everything from IT issues to finding a suitable workspace in our homes to boosting our Internet speed.   
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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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