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TTAND agents, supplier partners honoured at virtual Gala Awards Night

The Travel Agent Next Door’s virtual Gala Awards Night honoured top-producing TTAND agents as well as many of the host agency’s top preferred and approved partner suppliers.
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Agents owe it to themselves to explore becoming a home-based agent permanently

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of us to change how we live and work. For many, adapting to working from home was a challenge at first — everything from IT issues to finding a suitable workspace in our homes to boosting our Internet speed.   
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Prizes for agents with TTAND’s new fitness challenge 

A new incentive from The Travel Agent Next Door aims to help the host agency’s members achieve fitness goals while helping one of TTAND’s top charity partners, Pencils for Kids.
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TTAND to award deserving essential workers with free vacations

The Travel Agent Next Door is putting Essential Workers first with a new contest that includes two free trips to Cancun.
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Cutting costs right now is best way to prepare for success in the future

As the travel industry hunkers down to weather this unprecedented time, large and small agency owners have to find every possible way to cut costs. The ongoing cost of things like rent or fees, or employees can be the undoing of a business when revenue isn’t coming in.  
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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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Getting out from under the costs of operating an agency is a timely option

This is a very uncertain time for travel agency owners. What is certain is that all the ongoing costs of running an agency don’t go away at a time like this and can be crippling when revenue isn’t coming in.
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Toasting TTAND’s successes – virtually – with a webinar 

If member agents and suppliers couldn’t come to The Travel Agent Next Door, then The Travel Agent Next Door would come to them. The host agency toasted its partners and agents last night with a special webinar presentation that looked back at 2019’s successes and ahead to 2020, with all of its challenges and opportunities.
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The Travel Agent Next Door celebrates Travel Agent Day with new video series

The Travel Agent Next Door is celebrating Travel Agent Day not just on one day but throughout the entire week with a new video series that expresses its gratitude for its advisors.
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Agency owners explain their move to a host agency

When and how will tourism rebound? A difficult question because of so many outside factors – when will borders open up and which ones? When and where will airlines operate to again? When will hotels and resorts open up? Will travel insurance be available and when? And of course, when will people feel safe to travel again and where will they want to go?
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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)
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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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