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Major retail groups talk expansion with small to mid-size agencies in mind

Are the big players interested in buying smaller agencies? Well, it depends on who you ask.
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No lack of options for owners looking to sell or ease burdens with a new business model

For agency owners weighing their options for the future, the decision to sell or not to sell is not only a financial one, but an intensely emotional one as well, and a decision that impacts not just their own future but also the future of their employees.
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More reports that the Mexico Tourism Board offices are closing

Less than two weeks after Mexico Tourism Board’s Montreal office shut its doors, comes more confirmation that just about all of the MTB’s international offices will close. 
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“We care deeply for this island”: Sandals Resorts clarifies Turks and Caicos situation

Both Sandals Resorts International and the Turks and Caicos government are quashing rumours that their dispute has anything to do with unpaid taxes, and new developments suggest the two sides may find common ground and hopefully avert the closures of popular Beaches Turks and Caicos.
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2019 Trend Report: Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots?

The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
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Agents show resilience in the face of Costco Travel’s alleged extreme rebating

Evidence of the latest threat to the Canadian retail travel sector is probably right in your own wallet. It’s your Costco membership card.
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ATL celebrates 50 years and its role in helping to launch Sandals Resorts

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Sandals Resorts International owes much of its success to an air conditioner.
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The biggest mistakes you’re making on social media, plus three must-try apps

Forget everything you think you may know about social media because chances are, you’ve been using it incorrectly this whole time.
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Who owns the client? Agents push back against supplier ‘comeback’ programs

Nine out of 10 travel advisers don’t want suppliers contacting their clients after a stay or trip to offer discounts for booking future travel directly with the suppliers, according to a DWHSA poll surveying Canadian and U.S. travel agents.
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Millennials – who else? – are fuelling the bleisure trend

Six out of 10 business trips are now ‘bleisure’ trips with vacation days added on. With all those extra vacation days tacked on here and there, are clients starting to cut back on bookings for longer, traditional getaways – the kind that keep leisure-focused travel agencies in business?
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Carnival’s Mardi Gras won’t sail until February 2021; notifications going out to agents today
Carnival’s Mardi Gras won’t sail until February 2021; notifications going out to agents today
Carnival has had to push back the delivery date for its new Mardi Gras ship a second time, as the COVID-19 pandemic...
TPI now paying agents 100% of commissions with new Apex program
TPI now paying agents 100% of commissions with new Apex program
TPI is putting travel agents first with its newly launched Apex program, which includes for the very first time 100% of...
Book winter travel now with ACV’s new Early Bird Sale
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Air Canada Vacations is looking ahead to the winter season with a new Early Bird Sale for travel between November and...
AMResorts opens brand new Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
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AMResorts is celebrating the grand opening of Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, an all-new Unlimited-Luxury...
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