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ACTA Launches Compensation, Benefits Survey

ACTA Launches Compensation, Benefits Survey ACTA is launching a new industry survey and asking all travel agency owners/managers to report on the soft benefits of being a travel agency employee. Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA, said: “As we navigate recovery and continue our advocacy efforts with governments in addressing labour... more ›
Posted in Canada, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

An Amazing Night

Probert, de Almeida Earn 12 Awards At TravelOnly Gala

An Amazing Night Toronto-area agents Mary de Almeida and Pat Probert won 12 awards at the TravelOnly Gala Awards night, capping off what Probert describes as "two years of amazing sales, partnerships with suppliers and starting to fill their client' dream vacations as they all start to travel. What a... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Free Alaska Cruises By HAL At Travel Leaders Summit

Free Alaska Cruises By HAL At Travel Leaders Summit Holland America Line brought more than promotional materials, product news and booking advice to the recent EDGE International Conference by the Travel Leaders Network. They also brought a special offer for each of the TL Network travel advisors who were attending the conference, which was... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

TL Network Advisors Meet As Travel Rebounds

TL Network Advisors Meet As Travel Rebounds A bright outlook for travel commerce is guiding meetings and discussions for over 1,500 travel professionals who have gathered in Colorado this week for the international EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve) conference by the Travel Leaders Network. They have assembled at the sprawling... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Tales From The Frontlines

Travel Advisors Save The Day

Tales From The Frontlines Angie Oswald is ready to bare all the details about the times she’s saved the day for intrepid travellers. “Clients came in wanting to confirm a hotel they researched online for a wedding,” recalls Oswald of Edmonton-based Klondike Travel. “They didn’t realize that the hotel they... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Canada Temporarily Suspending Random Testing

Canada Temporarily Suspending Random Testing The Canadian government has announced that it will ‘temporarily suspend’ random testing at all airports between June 11 and June 30, 2020. The announcement was made by Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra; Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos; Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino; and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Globus & Cosmos Unveil 2023 Faith-Based Tours

Globus & Cosmos Unveil 2023 Faith-Based Tours Globus and Cosmos have unveiled a robust portfolio of faith-based vacations for 2023, including adding a NEW Camino de Santiago: The Scenic Portuguese Route itinerary to its line-up. Stéphanie Bishop, managing director of the Globus family of brands, said: “These tours invite... more ›
Posted in Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Singapore And SIA Roll Out Welcome Mat

Singapore And SIA Roll Out Welcome Mat A select group of 30-plus tour operators and travel agents from the Vancouver area assembled at a downtown eatery last week to reacquaint themselves with Singapore, and with Singapore Airlines, reports Press Today's Ted Davis. The Singapore Tourism Board joined the airline in co-hosting the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

Exodus Travels Launches Agent Self-Guided Summer Incentive

Exodus Travels Launches Agent Self-Guided Summer Incentive Exodus Travels is inviting travel agents and industry partners to ‘sell their way’ onto their own self-guided adventures. The initiative is being rolled out as the demand for self-guided trips has sky-rocketed since the start of the pandemic and Exodus Travels is seeing an increase of... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Coming Out Of The Pandemic Stronger

Agents Are More Valuable Now Than Ever

Coming Out Of The Pandemic Stronger After the worst of the pandemic, bookings are picking up again. Travel is rebounding both in the short and longterm as most destinations are eager to welcome back international visitors. Airlift is taking off at remarkable levels, in many cases already reaching pre-pandemic levels. But are... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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