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Multi-generational travel is bound to boom post-COVID

Multi-generational travel has been trending for some time now and will be even more popular as travel resumes.
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Make sure your voice is heard!

The entire travel industry is suffering and in need of government help. Without it, many companies and individuals won’t be there when the recovery happens.
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Federal programs provide a lifeline for independent contractors

The Travel Agent Next Door has been keeping its agents informed about the various government programs available for independent contractors and small businesses.
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Independent Insights – Know Your Value

I heard from an agent last week that she told her client she now had to start charging fees because supplier commissions were down or non-existent. She told her client her fee was $65. Her client’s response? “I’d pay you $100.”
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Why sell luxury travel?

COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives and careers.
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“We have seen a spike in our bookings”: TPI’s Gedeon

When TPI surveyed its members this summer about plans for promoting travel, 78% said they were ready to “re-ignite” their travel marketing plans this fall, and of that 78%, some 63% said they had never stopped promoting travel during COVID-19, just modified their approach. 
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“The pent-up demand for travel, it’s real”: CoNexion 2020

When Nexion got its start in 1995, airlines were capping and then cutting commissions. The caps and cuts, combined with the exponential growth of OTAs in those days, made for a one-two punch for travel agencies, and many predicted that the traditional retail distribution chain would never recover.
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5 questions for Nexion’s newest Canadian Rising Star, Eric Cohen

Building up a client list and generating some bookings as a brand new travel agent is a challenge at any time. Doing it during a pandemic? The mind boggles.
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8 tips for using this downtime productively

Canada seems to be entering a second wave of COVID-19 and many restrictions remain in place that are hampering the travel industry’s efforts to start up again. This has left most agents with time on their hands.
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Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs

Travel agencies have been hit hard by the pandemic and are having to cut costs in order to survive. One option has been to join a host agency – but it does not have to mean giving up their storefront or branding.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is advising agents that Air Canada has been forced to temporarily...
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) closed 2020 on a high note by welcoming eight new affiliated agencies to its Quebec...
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia is the latest destination to announce PCR testing for COVID-19 at select resorts, offering Canadians added...
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel and tourism industry is speaking out against a potential travel ban on inter-provincial, non-essential...
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