It’s one thing to know that travel agent associations are lobbying the government on agents’ behalf. It’s another to actually hear it and see it in action.
TORONTO — The Travel Agent Next Door has kicked off its annual series of roadshows across Canada.
The roadshows are taking place in Moncton, Ottawa, Burlington, London, Markham, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
In total more than 350 travel agents and business partners are expected to attend. That includes four suppliers who are on the road with the TTAND team: Viking River Cruises, NCL, Sandals Resorts and Playa Resorts.
Founder Flemming Friisdahl and VP Penny Martin are leading the roadshow team with local staff joining for different cities for the lunch and dinner format.
Agents are seeing new online and print marketing tools at the events, plus new authorization forms, and getting updates from suppliers.
The roadshows are a great networking event for TTAND’s home-based agents, notes Friisdahl.