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TTAND Says Bienvenue To Quebec

The Travel Agent Next Door is entering the Quebec market, offering its host agency services to Quebec travel agents and agencies.

TTAND founder, Flemming Friisdahl said in announcing the move: “We are extremely excited to offer our services and support to Quebec agents. We have had many requests from Quebec agents and we feel the time is right now for us to enter Quebec.”

TTAND is a member of Ensemble and through Ensemble will offer a French magazine, a range of French language marketing services and tools – as well as a French website for agents.

Said Friisdahl: “The website and marketing services and tools will be ready in a couple of months.”

And he said that he will continue to personally conduct meetings with prospective agents, as he has always done, and looks forward to meeting with Quebec agents who are interested in joining the host agency.

TTAND recently celebrated its 7th birthday in March and in that time, the host agency has sold over $500 million in sales and now has 508 Primary Agents and 380 Associate Agents — with 45 staff support staff, giving TTAND the highest ratio of support staff to agents in the industry.

The company has introduced a number of “firsts” among host agencies including:

  • The only online system enabling the agent to charge a cancellation fee or a “planning to go” fee or any fee to accommodate agents who want to charge fees.
  • The only host agency to have 18 hours of ticketing support 6 days per week and no ticketing fees on any issuing of the ticket
  • The only host agency to have developed its own proprietary websites where agents can easily customize 90% of the site themselves.
  • The only host agency developing a group module which can collect the customer’s credit card and personal information and still be PCI compliant.

Friisdahl observes: “This past year has been a devastating one but it has also created opportunities. We will be ready when the rebound comes—and there are strong signals that it is coming later this year –and even stronger in 2022.”

For more, agents can contact Flemming Friisdahl at friisdahl@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

 

 

 

 

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