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Reaching The Summit

ACTA’s Virtual Event Looks To The Future

Reaching The Summit In his keynote address to the virtual audience at ACTA’s Travel Industry Summit held in mid-November, G Adventures founder, Bruce Poon Tip said that COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for both the travel industry and the planet. Who would have thought we’d be where we are today, Poon... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Time To Pay Up

Agency Owners Urged To Renew Their ACTA Membership Now

Time To Pay Up Times are tough. Agencies are hanging on. And the bills keep coming. Despite all of these things, tripcentral.ca’s president Richard Vanderlubbe is sending a message to other agency owners that everyone needs to renew their ACTA memberships. Vanderlubbe writes: “We’re all hammered... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

G Adventures Gets A Booking Boost From Cyber Sale

G Adventures Gets A Booking Boost From Cyber Sale G Adventures is reporting that the early launch of its Cyber Sale has seen new bookings rise by up to 400%; with the operator noting that this is an opportunity for agents to attract additional sales. Ten days into its Cyber Sale, which runs until Nov. 30, 2020, G Adventures is starting to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Specials, Travel Agents

Travelport Expands Relationship With Agencia Global

Travelport Expands Relationship With Agencia Global Travelport has announced that Agencia Global -- the business-to-business platform of Voyages à La Carte -- has signed a new multi-year agreement that significantly expands its existing relationship with Travelport. Agencia Global decided to move more of its business to Travelport for... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Technology, Travel Agents

ACTA Takes The Initiative

Six Point Plan Launched To Support Agencies

ACTA Takes The Initiative ACTA is launching a six-point plan in support of travel agencies, making it clear to the federal government that as 2021 approaches, the travel industry will remain in a dire financial situation – facing devastation and widespread bankruptcies -without further government support. The plan... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TDC Showcases The Value Of Agents

TDC Showcases The Value Of Agents Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) is showcasing the contributions of travel professionals in a new advertising campaign. The campaign illustrates different situations experienced by a traveller and most importantly, shows how the travel professional's contribution makes all the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

TravelBrands Is Making Waves

TravelBrands Is Making Waves TravelBrands is making a splash with its newest online giveaway. For the next four weeks, travel agents who are members of TravelBrands’ Your TravelBrands BDM Facebook group will have the opportunity to receive prizing and other perks. These online giveaways are in partnership with... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Cruise, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Six Reasons For Hope From Globus

Six Reasons For Hope From Globus Hope springs eternal, as the saying goes. Certainly, for the travel industry in this country, the past week has brought some good news – two vaccines in late stage trials and interim results from the pilot testing study at Pearson airport. And clearly, beyond the reasons already noted,... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, West

Goldman Joins Direct Travel

Goldman Joins Direct Travel Joelle Goldman has joined Direct Travel as its vice president, host services. She was previously director of member relations, US & Canada with Virtuoso. Gerard Bellino, executive vice president, leisure at Direct Travel, said: “We are delighted to welcome Joelle to our leadership... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Travel Agents

Nine Months Later …

The Struggles And Triumphs Of Being A Travel Agent During The Pandemic

Nine Months Later … From commission recalls to cancelled bookings to endless hours on hold, the last nine months have certainly taken a toll on travel agents. But despite the setbacks and challenges, many in the travel industry are weathering the storm in anticipation of a brighter tomorrow. Travel Courier chats... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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