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Overcoming travel budget concerns: 3 agents share their go-to strategies

Even before all the January credit card bills, 51% of Canadians said they weren’t planning a winter vacation for 2019-2020, and 66% blamed a lack of budget. So what’s a travel agent to do?
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Why I use a travel agent: One vacationer’s ‘tale of two cruises’

I love to travel and do so frequently for business and for pleasure. But I didn’t think I was a ‘cruiser’ because I love the road less travelled.
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In this ‘Exponential Era’ of digital noise, the world needs travel agents more than ever

Back in the mid-1990s more than a few people brushed off the Internet as ‘just a fad’.
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Making the most of your summer ‘downtime’

With summer comes, for many of us, a bit of a slowdown (partly because our clients are away on trips we planned for them!) Here are a few ideas for how to make the most of this slower period
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What agents love and hate about the job

In a recent national survey of almost 700 travel agents, it is very clear why they love and – sometimes hate – being travel agents. Agents were asked what they most liked – and disliked – and to give the top three reasons for each.
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Your opinion matters, take the 2019 National Travel Agent Survey

Rob Glennie Consulting has opened the 2019 National Travel Agent Survey this month.
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[People] Flight Centre Group announces key appointments

The Flight Centre Group has announced two key appointments: Billy McDonough as FCM Travel Solutions President for the Americas, and former FCM Canada Brand Leader Daniel Griffiths as the new VP, Corporate Product.
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Training your clients (as much as you can)

There’s a hairdresser in Toronto who wanted more clients … so she expanded her working hours from four days a week to five. Guess what happened? “My same clients spread out their visits over the five days – I was doing the same amount of work but working one day more each week. So I went back to a four day work week and my clients are just fine with that.”
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Tour operators jump on the Black Friday bandwagon for a busy weekend of deals

Made-in-Canada promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are rampant this weekend, especially in the travel industry.
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Travel all of Mongolia on this FAM trip

Travel All Mongolia is offering 10-12-day FAM trips to Mongolia with departures June 15-24, June 18-27, July 2-13 with Naadam Festival, July 9-20 with Naadam Festival, Aug. 2-11 and Aug. 15-24. The trip takes agents deep into the Mongolian outback to experience life as a nomad, where they’ll stay in traditional ger camps and spend […]
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“Canada is a very important market for us”: AIC expands Canadian team
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AIC Hotel Group, with a portfolio that includes sales and marketing for Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean...
Jamaica rebrands as the “Heartbeat of the World’
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The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled a new brand positioning that speaks directly to the destination’s...
Emerald Waterways’ newest ship coming spring 2021
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Emerald Waterways is adding a new Star-Ship to its fleet: Emerald Luna.
NCL awards TTAND with National Host Partner of the Year
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The Travel Agent Next Door has scooped up another big win, this one from Norwegian Cruise Line, which just awarded the...
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