Travel Institute estimating that 80% of North American travel agents will
retire in the next 10 years, there's a big window of opportunity for new
entrants to the business. Canadian host agency The Travel Agent Next Door and
the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE) have teamed up to help
new agents succeed.
TTAND are joining forces to provide support, guidance and resources new agents.
The two groups say that pairing TTAND's pricing options and back-end and
overall support with GIFTE's marketing and business education training will
give travel professionals tools to grow and thrive.
continue to look for enhancements to our program," says TTAND founder Flemming
Friisdahl. “We know we provide some of the best fundamentals out there to our
agents. But we don't stand still, and adding the motivational and
entrepreneurial coaching that GIFTE offers will set our agents apart and give
them a head start."
excited to partner with a host agency that supports travel professional
entrepreneurship and business savvy; agents who host with TTAND will receive
their own websites, and TTAND is one of the only Canadian host agencies
offering a 100% commission model to agents," said GIFTE founder and CEO
their entrepreneurial education, TTAND agents will receive special access to
GIFTE's products and membership programs, which aim to empower travel
professionals to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, explore innovative marketing
techniques, and tap into a supportive community of like-minded travel business
clearly devoted to and invested in travel agent education," said Hill. “By
partnering with GIFTE, they're providing their agents with unparalleled
marketing and mindset support, which are the often-overlooked cornerstones of
travel business success. I'm so pleased and proud that GIFTE's first Canadian
host agency partnership is with TTAND."
Hill in 2011, GIFTE's mission is to “revolutionize" the way travel advisors
market and grow their businesses. The group says its products and
programs provide tools, resources and support to help travel professionals
reach a new level of success.