In The News

View stories and updates on The Travel Agent Next Door

 

 

Options For Small Agency Owners 19.01.17

With Flemming Friisdahl, ‎President and Founder at The Travel Agent Next Door & Open Jaw’s Bruce Parkinson

PAX Prime time – Flemming Friisdahl of The Travel Agent Next Door

Published on Jun 21, 2016

PAX sits down with Flemming Friisdahl, founder of The Travel Agent Next Door, at the Iberostar Laguna Azul resort in Varadero, Cuba.

Press

Flemming Friisdahl, Founder and President of The Travel Agent Next Door accepting the Gerald Heifetz Trailblazer Award.

Read MORE™ HERE

______________________________

Penny Martin, Vice President of The Travel Agent Next Door accepting her Ches Chard Award.

Read MORE™ HERE

___________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door receives 2 MORE™ awards

Read MORE™ ACTA/Air Canada Travel Agent Awards

_________________________________________

Read MORE™ about all the winners include The Travel Agent Next Door who won

“Top Host Agency in Canada” 2018 from TravelPulse Canada first annual Reader’s Choice Awards

______________________________________________

Host Agency of the Year 2018-The Travel Agent Next Door

TravelPulse Canada Reader’s Choice Awards 

____________________________________________

“..almost 50% said they have saved time on administrative duties since joining their host agency,..”

READ MORE™ HERE

___________________________________

“Our whole team, our whole goal is to support the agents and keep them happy,”

READ MORE™ HERE

___________________________________

Dislike admin work? Become a home based travel agent

READ MORE™ HERE

______________________________________

If you love doing all that admin work, you shouldn’t go home-based!

Read MORE™ HERE

____________________________________________

MORE™ coverage of our “On a Mission” 2018 National Conference

Travel Courier article 

________________________________________

Agents descended on the Hard Rock Punta Cana Wednesday night and it’s pretty clear agents go all out for these things.

Read MORE™

_______________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door makes history with Partner Incentive Payout

Read MORE™

__________________________________________

Conference business took a more altruistic turn in Punta Cana this week, as members of The Travel Agent Next Door collective pooled their resources and physical work skills to lend a hand at two public schools in the Dominican Republic.

Read MORE™

____________________________________________

Agents from across the country took part in The Travel Agent Next Door’s 4th annual national conference held at the beautiful Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana.

PHOTO: Dan Galbraith

READ MORE™

________________________________________

“These agents made room in their own luggage and are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.”

Read MORE™

__________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door “On a Mission”

Read MORE™

____________________________________________

“Consumers and the end person should be thinking of you, because at the end of the day, we don’t want you to be a secret agent, we want you to be a well-known agent,”

Read MORE™

______________________________________

“Why Win-Win-Win propositions are the future of business” Part 2

READ MORE™

_______________________________

“Why Win-Win-Win propositions are the future of business”

READ MORE™

____________________________________________

Talk to him: Flemming Friisdahl loves what he does Read MORE™

_________________________________

$80 million in sales and profit sharing on the way for The Travel Agent Next Door

Read MORE™

______________________________

HAPPY BIRTHDAY-The Travel Agent Next Door turns 4!

Read MORE™

______________________________

 

Go home based and earn a greater share of your commission

Read MORE™

Fact: Home-Based Agents earn MORE™ and keep MORE™

Read MORE™

__________________________________

“There is no correlation between spending more money and driving more sales.”

Coverage from Travel MarketPlace and Flemming Friisdahl’s talk to agents and attendees.

Read MORE™

________________________________________

Busting myths about at home agents:

“Friisdahl says 84% of those surveyed say they are making more money now than they did as agency employees”

Read MORE™

_______________________________

Second annual nationwide survey puts spotlight on home based agents

Read MORE™

___________________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door & TravelBrands making magic

Read MORE™

___________________________________________

Nearly 80% say they have a better quality of life as a home based travel agent

Read MORE™ from  TravelPress

_____________________________________________

 

What percentage of home based travel agents are happier?

Read MORE™ from OpenJaw

____________________________________________

Home based travel agents share their thoughts

Read MORE™ from PAXnews

______________________________________

2nd Annual home based travel agent survey by Rob Glennie Consulting sponsored by The Travel Agent Next Door

Read MORE™ from TravelWeek

__________________________________________

Reflecting on the growth of The Travel Agent Next Door with PAX Magazine

Read MORE™

______________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door the only agency in Canada to win this award this year

Learn MORE™

_______________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door’s own Flemming Friisdahl awarded Sandals CEO Award of Excellence

Read MORE™

_______________________________________

It took this woman 50 years to find a career she loves, but she doesn’t regret the journey

Read MORE™

__________________________________________

What are the benefits of becoming a home based travel agent?

Read MORE™

______________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door was awarded a “Top Producer 2017” award from Globus family of brands.

_______________________________________

BIG WINNERS from The Travel Agent Next Door at the Karisma Awards

READ MORE™

____________________________

What are the benefits of joining a host agency?

Watch this video called “The Pitch

_______________________________________________

ANNOUNCING: The winner of the 2017 FREE TRIP GIVEAWAY with Transat: READ MORE™

______________________________________

Why Collette works with The Travel Agent Next Door

Read MORE™

_____________________________________

“Agents & agencies are seeking not just a better share of commissions, but also a better work life-balance”

Read MORE™

_______________________________________________

 

Read MORE™ on why Royal Caribbean likes working with The Travel Agent Next Door

__________________________________________

Open house coverage from Travel Press, read MORE™ HERE

_______________________________________________

To read coverage of our open house event from PAX Magazine, please click HERE

_______________________________________________

Will Canada Ever See Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers? 

The Travel Agent Next Door weighs in READ MORE™

______________________________________

“Investment from all levels of the organization including Flemming Friisdahl. Marketing, supplier relations

and operations are all extremely dedicated to the partnership”

Read MORE™ of what Denise Harper had to say about The Travel Agent Next Door HERE (page 26)

______________________________________________________

“It allows the network to focus on the suppliers” -the benefits of limiting the number of preferred suppliers

Read what Nino Montagnese from Air Canada Vacations has to say about The Travel Agent Next Door

_____________________________________________

Read MORE™ on how The Travel Agent Next Door’s limited supplier strategy is working for Air Canada Vacations.

SOURCE: TravelWeek page 11

_____________________________________

“Earning a greater share of my commissions has been fantastic”

Read MORE™ here

______________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door’s first annual Top Performers Trip 2017

See MORE™ here

_______________________________________

Headquarter Happenings: The Travel agent Next Door focuses on Sales per Agent

Read MORE™ here

___________________________________________

Home based travel agents are earning MORE™ here

___________________________________________

Why do agents join The Travel Agent Next Door?

read MORE™ here

_________________________________________________

Find out how much positive impact joining The Travel Agent Next Door has had on Rosanne Sewerynek

by reading THIS ARTICLE

________________________________________

Scott Waldron from Gravitate (a proud partner of The Travel Agent Next Door) wins BIG with SeaWorld

Read MORE™ here

_________________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door gives back with Pencils for Kids read MORE™

___________________________________

How to build client loyalty and repeat business” in this month’s Take 5 from Canadian Traveller Magazine. Read MORE™

_________________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door raises nearly $12,000 for Pencils For Kids learn MORE™

______________________________

mrs-wallace_flemmingfriisdahl

There is nothing stuffy about Bahamian high-tea

Read MORE™ here

Photo credit Bruce Parkinson

_______________________________________

bahamianpoliceroyalband

The Travel Agent Next Door ends it’s 2017 conference on a royal note in the Bahamas

read MORE™ here

Photo credit Michael Pihach

___________________________________________

shean_carmichael_paxmagazine_marketing_article

PAX Magazine has just released a special edition issue including an interview with

The Travel Agent Next Door’s Marketing & Communications Manager Shean Carmichael

You can read it here

Photo credit Dan Galbraith

__________________________________________________

ttand_conf_team_2017

Agents and suppliers build relationships at The Travel Agent Next Door’s annual conference, this year

called “Watering Relationships”

Read coverage from PAX Magazine here

Photo credit Michael Pihach

______________________

flemming_day1

The Travel Agent Next Door held our 3rd annual conference from April 22-29, 2017.

The theme of this year was “Watering Relationships”

Here is coverage from OpenJaw (The Travel Industry’s Biggest Mouthpiece)

Click here for MORE™

Photo credit Bruce Parkinson

________________________________________________

flemming_friisdahl_travelweekfriday5

“No long term contracts or silly non-competes”: The Travel Agent Next Door

Read the Friday 5 from TravelWeek article HERE

_______________________________________

Shelley Cota (Shelley’s Sun & Sand Travel) a member of The Travel Agent Next Door family wins Top Group Agent Western Canada from Collette.

Read MORE™ HERE

____________________________________________

flemming_friisdahl_personality_ofthe_year_pax2016

Read the interview with Flemming Friisdahl in PAX Magazine Apr/2017 HERE

______________________________________

value

What home-based travel agents value most about their host agency

Read article HERE

___________________________________

50percent

Phenomenal growth in home based agent sector is recent, survey shows

Read article HERE

_____________________________________

pax-personalityoftheyear2016_flemmingfriisdahl

We are very excited and proud to announce that The Travel Agent Next Door’s own Flemming Friisdahl

has been awarded  “Personality of the Year 2016”.

Congratulations to the rest of the recipients and all of the nominees and of course PAXnews.com

To read the full story: HERE
_________________________________________________

mackenzie_madeley_with_friendsinmali_thetravelagentnextdoor

Canadian Agent Gives Back: Liberty of the Seas Godmother Supports

Communities in Mali and Bolivia read MORE™ here

______________________________

the_travel_agent_next_door_flemming_friisdahl_quote_feb2017

Read MORE™ from this article here

_______________________________

the_travel_agent_next_door_better_work_life_balance

92% of home based travel agents report having a better work/life balance

Read MORE™ here

______________________________

Home-based agents are satisified

Home-based agents are satisfied with compensation package

Read article here

______________________________

The Travel Agent Next Door: JET SET FAM

The Travel Agent Next Door: JET SET FAM: see MORE™ photos HERE

_____________________________

flemming_pinkcouch

Options for small agency owners: Watch this interview HERE

_____________________________

survey_infographic_1

Survey explains rapid growth in home-based agent sector

READ article

______________________________

home-based-agents-earn-more-money-enjoy-improved-worklife-balance-survey

Home-based agents earn MORE™ money, enjoy a better work/life balance survey results show

READ article

______________________________

homebasedagentsjan2017

Out of 200 agents, over 50% went home-based in the last 5 years.

READ article

______________________________

homeoffice

READ: Why home-based agents are on the rise HERE

_____________________________

magnify-money-2-1254229-640x480

Show me the MONEY!  Not all home-based agencies are the same.  Before you sign your contract, make sure you have chosen the one that is right for you.

Read the article: “Show me the money”

____________________________

We are very happy to share with you an article about the winner of our 2016 FREE TRIP GIVEAWAY with Air Canada Vaations.

daily-tand-winner-jan3

Read article HERE

_____________________________

We are very happy to share that Shalene Dudley, owner/operator of Latitude Concierge Travel (A member of The Travel Agent Next Door family) was named one of the  “6 Travel Professionals you should be following on Facebook” according to http://www.canadiantraveller.net/

8fb_pros

_____________________________

How happy are you with your host agency?  When do you know its time to make a change?  Article

change

______________________________

Find out how the philosophy of The Travel Agent Next Door can benefit those home-based travel agents that choose to join.

Top 5 reasons why you should sell fewer suppliers

pax-fewer

_____________________________

What travel predictions do we see for 2017?

Read this article and find out 2017 Travel Predictions with Candian Travel Press

ctp_questions_2017

_____________________________

Congratulations to the Agents of The Travel Agent Next Door.  Your hard work earned The Travel Agent Next Door two awards at the 2016 Star Awards from Sandals.

Flemming Friisdahl accepting the Top Growing Agency in Canada award from the team at Sandals

_____________________________

How is your work/life balance?

hows-your-worklife-balance-working-out

Click HERE to read the Travelweek article

______________________________

Visiting the Travel Agent Next Door

Travel Press PDF

Click HERE to open the Travel Press publication.


Cindy Almond (Cindy Almond, Ottawa’s Romance and Foodie Travel Specialist) and part of The Travel Agent Next Door family was featured on CTV Ottawa this morning.


It’s all about the “3 W’s” at TTAND

open house

Click HERE for the PAX news article.

Recipe For Success – TTAND Celebrates With Its Partners

team

Click HERE for TTAND’s recipe, brought to you by Travel Press.


Industry knowledge, reliability: Why I joined The Travel Agent Next Door?

pic1

See why in Travelweek’s article HERE.


PAXnews article about our FREE FOR A YEAR contest

TTAND_Staff_Conf

Read the PAXnews article HERE!


Moving forward with Flemming Friisdahl

moving forward

Click HERE for travel Industry today’s article.


PAX Prime Time

Untitled

In this edition, John Kirk chats with Flemming Friisdahl, founder of The Travel Agent Next Door, on the company’s role in the Canadian travel industry, TTAND’s current contest for agencies and much more.

Click HERE to watch!


Personalized service only possible with The Travel Agent Next Door
Amanada Ficzere

Read Jill Wykes’ article inside Travelweek HERE!


PAX Magazine coverage of the changes to TTAND’s supplier group

PAXflemming

Click HERE for PAX’s news article


TTAND adds WestJet and MORE™ to supplier list

WestJet_RogersCentre_BJGAMEAug20165

Read the Travelweek news article HERE


Small agencies have a future with The Travel Agent Next Door

Facebook 851x315

For MORE™ information on this contest click HERE for Travelweek’s article.


TravelWeek’s coverage of our brand new contest!

Click below to view the article.

FREEDOM_Contest


TravelPress-TTAND reaches out to small agencies

TravelAgent-Next-Door-July14

Read the Travel Press news release HERE!


Pax News – TTAND looks to draw new members

TTAND looks to draw new members with contest

Read about it HERE!


The top 3 benefits and recommendations for agents who are considering  joining The Travel Agent Next Door!

“I used to have to create my own web page. Now it’s done for me.”

Read the Travelweek article with these benefits and TTAND’s current agents recommendations for joining. Click HERE.


Top 3 reasons why I chose to go home-based and join The Travel Agent Next Door!

IS

Read PAX’s news article on Ian Spencer and his reasoning for joining TTAND. Click HERE for that article.


“The Travel Agent Next Door earns ELITE STATUS”

June 11, 2016, Palm Desert, CA: The Travel Market was held at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Palm Desert Resort from June 9-12, 2016.

June 11, 2016, Palm Desert, CA: The Travel Market was held at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Palm Desert Resort from June 9-12, 2016.

Read about TTAND’s great accomplishment HERE


AFPax

PAX News article

Amanda Ficzere is featured in this PAX News article about being a home based travel agent and joining The Travel Agent Next Door.


“The top 5 reasons why I became a home based travel agent”

Buffy

With Buffy Robblee featured in Travelweek. Click HERE for the article.


“I wanted to be my own boss”: the top 5 reasons to go home-based

“I wanted to be my own boss”: the top 5 reasons to go home-based

Travelweek’s article by Jill Wykes featuring TTAND’s Arlene Gibbons and her reasons for going home based. Click HERE for that article!


PAX 1 on 1

PAX Backstage: one-on-one with TTAND’s Flemming Friisdahl

Click HERE for the PAX article!

Click HERE for the PAX video!


Are you ready for MORE™?

Find out why so many agents are joining The Travel Agent Next Door right from an agent who choose to join. HERE!

57629fe5cb2fe364665958

‪#‎TTAND
‪#‎TheTravelAgentNextDoor


The Travel Agent Next Door won the “Soaring Eagle Award” at the 2016 Travelsavers event Travel Market 2016!

We would like to thank Travelsavers and Rick Mazza for this accolade and we very much appreciate your continued support.

June 11, 2016, Palm Desert, CA: The Travel Market was held at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Palm Desert Resort from June 9-12, 2016.

June 11, 2016, Palm Desert, CA: The Travel Market was held at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Palm Desert Resort from June 9-12, 2016.

Photo courtesy of Dan Galbraith Details Group

http://www.detailsgroup.ca/

For MORE details about the event read the PAX News article HERE.

‪#‎TTAND
‪#‎TheTravelAgentNextDoor


SF

“The top 5 reasons why I became a home based travel agent”

With Silvia Fuchs featured in Travelweek. Click HERE for the article.


FF_PAXMagazine_June2016

Read this great article from PAXMagazine about The Travel Agent Next Door, Flemming Friisdahl and 2020 VISION

Click HERE for that article.


logo_travelweek-daily

Who owns your clients? 7 questions you should ask your host agency.

Click HERE for the article by Jill Wykes.


jg

“Why I chose The Travel Agent Next Door to support my agency” Jerry Goudreault AJ Travel the World with Pride

Click HERE for the exclusive article.


Starwood_Hotelier_Magazine

Hotelier Magazine covers Starwood and The Travel Agent Next Door’s NEW partnership.

Read about the rewards program HERE.


PAX News Logo

TTAND joins Starwood Luxury Privileges program.

The Travel Agent Next Door has been named one of the five agencies in Canada to be invited to join the Starwood Luxury Privileges program, read the full story HERE.


openjaw

 

conf_openjaw

OpenJaw’s coverage of 2020 VISION Conference!

Read OpenJaw’s editorial HERE .


PAX News Logo

In this month’s PAX MAGAZINE, Shalene Dudley, a member of ‪#‎TheTravelAgentNextDoor family and her recent win of Rookie of the Year.

Read the article HERE.


20/20 Vision Conference coverage by Travelweek

Click HERE for the Travelweek article.


Alfonso Di Ciccio

Alfonso Di Cicco’s top 3 reasons on why he joined The Travel Agent Next Door and why you should too!

HERE you will find the Travelweek article.


Nikki Chatur

Nikki Chaturs’ top 3 benefits since joining The Travel Agent Next Door.

HERE you will find the Travelweek article.


Travis Stewart

The top 5 reasons why I chose The Travel Agent Next Door to support my agency.

The Travel Agent Next Door was created to fully support the retail travel industry and increasingly, more and more small and start-up agencies are joining the group – in addition to home based agents. The company’s program offers member agents and agencies benefits and opportunities that are unmatched by any other group in Canada.

Click HERE for full article.


 logo_travelweek-daily

TW_TTAND_ALL_AGENTS

Travelweek Industry Experts: Show me the money! Are you getting your fair share of commission?

Click HERE to read this article.


TTAND conference in Cuba ends on high note!

PAX news 3

See how The Travel Agent Next Door’s 2020 VISION conference wrapped up by getting MORE™ HERE


Agents party at TTAND’s 2020 Vision conference.

ttand post 2_main

The Travel Agent Next Door held its 2nd annual conference, 2020 VISION in Varadero Cuba in April 2016.  To find out MORE™ click HERE.


The commencement of the TTAND 2016 Conference in Cuba!

ttand_Main pic

Read all about the fun and informative activities that the TTAND family participated and hosted at the Meliá Paradisus resort in Varadereo, Cuba!

Click HERE for the article in PAX News


Why I chose The Travel Agent Next Door to support my agency.

PAX News Logo

Read  an article from PAX News featuring a responsive interview with one of our own, Nikki Chatur. Click HERE for the article.


Host agency agreements are not all the same, so do your homework!

logo_travelweek-daily

Read the article in Travelweek today!


The Awards of Excellence winner PAX Magazine!

The Travel Agent Next Door would like to congratulate Shalene Dudley on her “Rookie of the Year” award from PAX Magazine!

For the full list of winners and Shalene’s story click HERE.


Travelweek BLOG interview with founder Flemming Friisdahl.

Read a great article about The Travel Agent Next Door and it’s spot in the industry as well as it’s place in the near future. Read Article HERE.


ACV Contest Winners!

The_Travel_Agent_Next_Door_2015_contest_winners

Read the exciting article from The Travel Industry Today about the lucky winners of the Air Canada Vacations contest.

Click HERE for the article.


Introducing TTAND’s article in PAX Magazine, featuring our new Agent Dashboard tool!

Visit PAX News for the article.


Announcement: NEW team members

The Travel Agent Next Door has added new members to its team as a result of rapid expansion of the host agency’s network of travel agents.

“One of our key strategies is to fully support our agents and we have recently added several new people to ensure our service levels are maintained,” said Flemming Friisdahl, founder.

TAND new team membersm July 2015

Meet the new team members

“TTAND rolls out new programs, looks at year ahead during first annual meeting”

READ MORE> – June 11, 2015

“The marketing mindset with GIFTE’s Meredith Hill” READ MORE> – June 9, 2015

“Would you rather….TTAND Edition” READ MORE> – June 6, 2015

Click HERE for all the previous entries in our *NEW* In The News Archive.

Want to know more about how to get into the Travel Industry?

Learn What It Takes To Become a

Home Based Travel Agent

become a home-based travel agent button and control your career - big commissions host services