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Could COVID-19 be the tipping point for the home-based agency model?

Any agent or agency owner who was thinking of going home-based before the pandemic is looking at this business model with new eyes, and maybe more urgency, as COVID-19’s devastating impact to the industry is now well into a third month.
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Client retention: make ‘em stick like glue

I’ll bet you’ve had the same dentist for a while. After each visit, do you immediately think: I must look for a new dentist.
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Dispelling the myths against going home-based

In the recent national Travel Agent Survey, 43% of non-home-based agents said they would consider becoming home-based and yet they have not yet done so. So what is holding them back?
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One-third of Canadian agents are now home-based

It seems nothing can stop or slow down the global travel industry trend towards home-based travel agents. Each year the numbers keep growing. Four years ago roughly 25% of travel agents in Canada worked from home. Today that number is about 37% and climbing. That means that one in three travel agents works from home!
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Host agencies woo agents with new perks but “you don’t know what you don’t know”

Home-based agents are in high demand and competing host agencies are upping the ante as they woo new members, and that has more than a few agents asking themselves, should I make a switch?
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“Being part of the inner circle allows us to advocate for our clients”: S.T.A.R. winner Barbour

In St. John’s, Newfoundland, Travel Time TPI’s Lois Barbour has grown a formidable travel agency that is competing with the best in the world.
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Second annual nationwide survey puts spotlight on home-based agents

Nine out of 10 home-based agents believe they have a better work life balance than when they worked in an agency.
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6 tips for selling to the rich

Who is going to spend more on a vacation than the wealthy?
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One-third of agents are now home-based and 90% say they have a better work-life balance

Results from the just-released second annual home-based agent survey show that more than 35% of travel agents in Canada are now independent, home-based contractors.
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Want to hire sub-contractors for your growing home-based agency? Flight Centre Associates says yes

Flight Centre Associates has long been thought as having a ‘department’ that deals with its Independent Contractors when in fact FCA Independents access the same support and infrastructure that supports Flight Centre’s over 150 shops nationwide.
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First Sunwing guests arrive in Cancun and Montego Bay
A. Sunwing (sent) B. Belize delays reopening C. NCLH Q2 results (sent) D. Intrepid 1. U.S. Department of State (already posted) 2. Emirates (sent) 3. Brussels Airlines (sent yesterday)
Sunwing has welcomed back its first customers since the early days of the pandemic in March, with guests arriving in...
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize has delayed the reopening of its Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCL parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says its cash burn rate is US$160 million per month as it waits out...
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid Travel kicked off its first departure post-pandemic yesterday, with a group of six travellers heading out from...
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