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TORONTO — Despite the many challenges of 2020, Travel Professionals International (TPI) is hopeful for 2021 and 2022, citing an increase in advanced bookings and greater demand for domestic travel.
According to CEO and President Zeina Gedeon, FY2019 was the best-ever year for the company, which was on track to outperform last year’s results in 2020. Though this year has been unsettling to say the least, TPI has seen 15% of its advisors grow their sales and achieve a higher recognition standing within the network.
“Our year-over-year sales are up by 17%, which indicates that clients are ready to travel and are just waiting for the restrictions to be lifted,” she says. “Our advanced bookings for travel in 2021 and 2022 are up by 43% versus the same time last year; we’ve seen an increased demand for domestic travel.”
Earlier in May, TPI announced that it had extended its Velocity recognition program benefits and the commissions levels of its advisors for the fiscal year 2021 and 2022.
Added Gedeon: “We maintained the Velocity level and commission split of over 30% of our advisors, who otherwise would have been negatively impacted. However, advisors who have achieved their new Velocity levels will be able to earn a higher commission split based on their new recognition level.”