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TORONTO — Travel Professionals International (TPI) marked its 25th anniversary last night by extending gratitude to its supplier partners for years of support. There was a lot to celebrate as TPI wrapped up what it says is the most successful year in its history.
“The trust we have in each other and the trust of our advisors and clients is very important to great supplier partnerships. You all play a crucial role in building this trust through the exceptional support and experiences you deliver our network of travel agents,” said Colton Chia, TPI’s Director of Partnerships.
He added that in 1994 TPI began to give travel agents the opportunity to be their own boss. TPI established itself as a host agency aimed at uniting agents so they could benefit from group buying power. TPI now has more than 900 agents in its network and over 35 staff, offering agents support in sales, marketing, technology and more.
“We’ve just wrapped up our 25th year which has been the most successful year in the company’s history in terms of sales growth, top-line revenue and recruitment,” continued Chia. “We want to extend a big thank you to all of our partners and agents alike.”
Looking ahead TPI plans to focus on more targeted sales, marketing and professional development efforts. Technology and data will continue to be important as they find ways to drive increased sales.
Also for 2020, early bookings will be important as they anticipate softened demand as a result of the U.S. election.
“On behalf of the entire TPI Team, thank you for everything that you do to support us and for taking the time to join us this evening. We look forward to a great year ahead together,” said Chia.