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TTAND Stays Fit For Kids

TTAND Stays Fit For Kids Advisors and employees of the Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) just completed an 8-week FIT TRIP fitness challenge campaign that not only helped them keep in shape, it also raised funds for Pencils for Kids. Flemming Friisdahl, founder of TTAND, said: “During these very tough times in the... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents

Looking To The Future

Travel Courier Talks With Collette, Royal Irish, G Adventures And CIT Tours

Looking To The Future Six months into the global pandemic, Travel Courier chats with Collette, Royal Irish Tours, G Adventures and CIT Tours to get a sense of how business is going, what’s going to sell well and how they’re handling bookings across various stages of operations. For the first time since the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Engage With Intrepid At Virtual Summit

Engage With Intrepid At Virtual Summit To engage its travel agent partners in North America, Intrepid Travel will be hosting a Virtual Summit on its exclusive Intrepid Group Agent Insiders Facebook group on Sept. 23 from 12 to 7 pm EST. Advisors will spend the day with the Intrepid Travel team hearing from their Partnership... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

G Adds Four To Travel with Confidence Plus Collection

G Adds Four To Travel with Confidence Plus Collection After receiving positive feedback from travellers, along with encouraging booking numbers for departures in 2020 and 2021, G Adventures has introduced four additional itineraries to its new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, which provides travellers with increased physical distancing... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Time For A Little Initiative

Agent Compelled To ‘Give Back’ To Friends In The Industry

Time For A Little Initiative Joe Scott is the president of Year Round Travel in North York, Ontario and he’s also the founder of the Travel Industry Workers Global Assistance Initiative (TIWGAI -- www.tiwgai.com). In a question and answer session with Canadian Travel Press, Scott talks about the travel industry in a time... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Canada-US Border To Remain Closed To Oct. 21: Report

Canada-US Border To Remain Closed To Oct. 21: Report According to a report from the CBC, the Canada-US border closure will be extended to Oct. 21. Quoting a source “with direct knowledge of the situation,” the CBC story indicates that the federal government will extend the border closure another 30 days and the CBC is also reporting that... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

UNWTO Reports International Arrivals Plunged 93% In June

UNWTO Reports International Arrivals Plunged 93% In June According to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June 2020, compared to June 2019 – driving home the severity of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the travel and tourism industry. For the first half of 2020, the UNWTO’s... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TravelOnly Launches New 100% Commission Program

TravelOnly Launches New 100% Commission Program After 45 years, TravelOnly is launching a new program for the travel industry which will provide 100% commission on every booking. The TravelOnly Centurion program is an attractive value proposition for current Travel Advisors with an existing book of business and/or brick and mortar agencies... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Travel Agents

SellOffVacations Reopens Retail Stores Across Canada

SellOffVacations Reopens Retail Stores Across Canada Following months of closures due to the effects of COVID-19, SellOffVacations has announced that its retail stores reopened their doors yesterday (Sept. 14.) With 30 locations from coast to coast, the travel experts at SellOffVacations are looking forward to welcoming back customers and helping... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Travel Agents

ACTA Rolls Out Training For New Agents

ACTA Rolls Out Training For New Agents ACTA has rolled out Travel Agent Essentials -- a new online, self-paced, comprehensive travel agent training course designed by the Canadian travel industry for the Canadian travel industry. Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA, explained that: “We know that with borders closed and travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents
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