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Flight Centre Travel Group Releases First Half Results

Flight Centre Travel Group Releases First Half Results The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) continues to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the unprecedented travel restrictions that are in place to slow its spread. In releasing its 2021 fiscal year (FY21) first half (1H) accounts, FLT said today that while global trading conditions... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Hope Is Knocking

For TTAND’s Friisdahl There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Hope Is Knocking Flemming Friisdahl has been talking to his agents, and the founder of The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) told Canadian Travel Press that: “A very common theme I have been hearing since the new year is the customer is wanting to travel and is now talking to the agents and this has given many... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

A Question Of Solvency

ACTA Welcomes CRB, EI Extensions, But More Needed

A Question Of Solvency While ACTA is welcoming the CRB and EI program extension, the association’s primary concern and main focus of its lobbying and advocacy efforts is the solvency of travel agencies and travel agents. Earlier this month, the federal government announced that it was extending the CRB program... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade Brand USA will be hosting four days of One-to-One Business Meetings for tour operators in Canada and other key markets around the world beginning Mon., March 15 and continuing to Thurs., March 18, 2021. Over the four days, international tour operators and U.S. travel partners will have the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Focus On This

TPI Highlights Top 3 Activities For Advisors

Focus On This TPI is continuing its efforts to provide business support for members with the launch of its Navigating Out of a Crisis e-Book that offers practical suggestions and steps for advisors to follow. With the immediate crisis of dealing with an onslaught of cancellations and working tirelessly to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Tahiti Tourisme Launches Canadian Specialist Program 

Tahiti Tourisme Launches Canadian Specialist Program  The Islands of Tahiti -- which fully re-opened to tourism in July 2020 – has launched the Tahiti Specialist Program for its Canadian travel advisor partners. The online program, which is now live, will support travel advisors by providing incentive-based opportunities to start booking... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Searching For Signs Of Life

What Kind Of Trips Are Agents Booking These Days?

Searching For Signs Of Life In a typical year, the winter season is a busy time for travel advisors, fulfilling requests for clients who are eager to escape the cold and soak up the sun. However, this is anything but a typical year. With all flights south curtailed until the end of April and new quarantine measures in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Destination France Goes Virtual

New specialist program announced

Destination France Goes Virtual In anticipation of international travel resuming in 2022, Atout France Canada is taking its annual trade show for tourism professionals, Destination France, online this week. “We’re pleased to present our trade show in spite of the pandemic,” said Mélanie Paul-Hus, director of the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Emirates Gateway Set To Deliver More To Agents 

Emirates Gateway Set To Deliver More To Agents  Beginning July 1, 2021, Emirates will be offering exclusive rich content and services for travel agent partners on its NDC-enabled direct connect platform, Emirates Gateway. At the same time (July 1), Emirates will be introducing a surcharge on all bookings made via Global Distribution... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Technology, Travel Agents

Club Med Embraces A New Era Of Travel

Club Med Embraces A New Era Of Travel Last year pushed the travel world to pivot to meet the needs of Canadians who have been yearning for safe and reliable vacations. 2020 was a challenging time for the travel industry, but also provided valuable insight into travel opportunities for the year ahead and beyond. Amélie... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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