MONTREAL — Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) closed 2020 on a high note by welcoming eight new affiliated agencies to its Quebec network in December.
According to Kimberley Wood, National Director, Franchise and Affiliate Members for TDC, “it’s not just eight new agencies that are joining our network, but solid entrepreneurs with a proven track resort who are ready to actively participate in the revival of the tourism industry.”
Wood adds that in the last few months, the TDC Network has taken a proactive approach to developing a strong marketing campaign, with the added value of the travel professional being the central focus. TDC also launched TDC Campus last November, a comprehensive online training program featuring bilingual content including simulations, videos, interactive guides, quizzes and more.
“I hope that this travel industry we all love will quickly regain its strength,” says Wood, saluting the “incredible resilience” shown by all members of the TDC network. “In the meantime, we will continue to support our members to the best of our ability.”
Five Voyages Paradis agencies in Quebec are joining the network, with owner Malik Hadid saying the decision to join was not a difficult one.
“The reflection that was required from all agency owners due to this period of uncertainty made us realize what is really important to us,” says Hadid. “Being as well equipped as possible to be ready when the relaunch comes was a determining factor in our decision to join TDC. One can only think of the advantageous commissions negotiated by TDC with its preferred partners, but also of the unfailing support that the team has maintained with its agencies in recent months, particularly through a very comprehensive training program and a marketing campaign promoting travel professionals. It is largely this dynamism that we sought and that we have come for.”