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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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Lockdown can be super fun with The Travel Agent Next Door’s at-home challenge

Got cabin fever? The Travel Agent Next Door has come up with a fun way to engage its over 800 agents stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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#OneTravelIndustry Video Series: The Travel Agent Next Door

A message from Flemming Friisdahl, President and Founder
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TTAND named to Air Canada’s Circle of Excellence

The Travel Agent Next Door has been named to the Air Canada Circle of Excellence for 2019, for the second year in a row.
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Want to grow your groups business? Pick the right host agency!

If you are a home-based agent, you probably would like to sell more groups, right? Groups business can be lucrative and although sometimes a lot of work, can really pay dividends in the long run -including those groups becoming repeat business every year.
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TTAND agent Susan Williams front and centre with consumer contest

Travel agent Susan Williams of Where2Now, hosted by The Travel Agent Next Door, was able to surprise her client Maria Timmons of Brantford, ON as the winner of TTAND’s latest customer contest.
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