The Travel Agent Next Door will be joining the TL Network (TLN) as of Nov. 1, 2021
Flemming Friisdahl, founder & CEO, TTAND, said of the move: “We spent numerous months researching the consortium to see if TLN would be the right fit for the Canadian host agency. The main program incentives which ultimately felt right for TTAND to make the move were the exclusive Cruise Program, the extensive Hotel Program and the valuable marketing materials.”
In an exclusive presentation for its over 900 partner agents, TTAND’s executive team detailed the program’s features and benefits; followed by a vote that saw over 98% voting in favour of joining the TL Network.
Roger Block, president of TL Network said: “Canada continues to be an important market for TL Network and all of Internova Travel Group, our parent company. Partnering with TTAND allows us to continue to provide leading Marketing, Technology and support for our Canadian members while evolving to meet the needs of the market. TTAND is an icon in Canadian travel, and we can’t wait to be a part of their continued success.”
In this respect, Friisdahl said that: “One of the foundations of The Travel Agent Next Door is continue to look for opportunities that will make it better for our agent partners. I had a number of agent partners join in 2020 and they spoke very highly of TL Network. Based on this we spent close to 80 hours researching the value proposition of TLN versus our present consortium.”
And he added: “We found we were able to get significantly more hotels, cruise booking dates and marketing than from our former consortium.”
Lindsay Pearlman, senior vice president of international leisure at TL Network, said: “We are pleased to bring TTAND into the TLN family as we all come out of this pandemic. We’ve been focused on developing products and services that add value to the traveller while increasing earning opportunities to the advisor. TTAND continues to grow based on their continually leading innovation and focus on their advisors, we are thrilled to be part of that.”
Go to www.thetravelagentnextdoor.ca for more.