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Is it time to recruit help?

What makes a great travel advisor? Someone who’s confident, well-informed, up on trends, well-travelled.
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How to get rid of the clutter

First, full disclosure. My desk isn’t as tidy as it could be. But in our line of work it can be so hard to keep the clutter to a minimum. Business cards … client files … the brochures you refer to all the time.
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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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4 ways to blow your own horn

For an industry based on sales, it’s crazy that so many of us hate to sell. “I hate being pushy.” “Hard-sell is just not my style.”
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4 great tips for networking

Networking hasn’t gone away. It’s still important today, especially for those of us in the luxury relationship arena, but needs to be accomplished in a much more subtle way.
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“You mean they still have travel agents?”

When a stranger asks you what you do for a living and you explain that you are a travel agent or travel advisor, do you ever hear: “Really? They still exist?” Or: “Wow. I thought travel agents weren’t necessary anymore because of the Internet.”
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Major retail groups talk expansion with small to mid-size agencies in mind

Are the big players interested in buying smaller agencies? Well, it depends on who you ask.
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Top tips from the NY Times Travel Show

Every January, hundreds of travel suppliers and agents convene at the massive Javits Conference Center in New York City to attend The New York Times Travel Show, the largest of its kind in North America.
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The best-ever New Year’s resolution

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Most of us plan to lose weight, exercise more, eat wisely… but here’s one we can all keep that’s great for us personally and for the bottom line. It’s upgrading your skills.
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Vision appoints new regional manager, Western Ontario, Leisure Travel

Vision Travel Solutions has announced the appointment of a brand new regional manager for Western Ontario.
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It’s the least of their concerns: Competition Bureau report on Air Canada, Transat deal
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The proposed merger of Air Canada and Transat has been called into question by the Competition Bureau, which in a newly...
Credit card chargebacks a “critical concern” for travel agencies: ACTA
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TORONTO — ACTA’s latest update on its lobbying efforts includes citations from the CTA and TICO supporting the use...
Ensemble Travel Group layoffs impact employees in Canada and the U.S.
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Ensemble Travel Group is in the process of temporarily reducing its workforce by approximately 50%, with cuts impacting...
A message from Transat’s President and CEO
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Transat has temporarily shuttered its travel agencies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to...
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