Travel MarketPlace A Sellout

with Martha Chapman

47 Exhibitors Shakir Panjvani, InsideTravel & Elena Prountzopoloulos, Airliners

Touting the charms of the Caymans: Gary Hendricks-Dominguez & Michael Foley

Award presenters Steve Goodfellow, Eastern Canada Sales Director, Air Canada & ACTA's Heather Craig Peddie

If you were looking to get a handle on "what's up" in the industry, you could do worse than attending the Travel MarketPlace hosted by Travel Market Report this week in Toronto.

Held at the International Plaza Hotel, the show welcomed some 400 agents from near and far who had happily ponied up $79 to attend. And the trade show was a sellout.

About 65 suppliers were in attendance for breakout sessions and roundtables with topics including social media; “The 7 habits of highly effective travel entrepreneurs"; fraud protection; luxury cruising; hiring & retaining young professionals and sales techniques. ACTA also offered a proctored CTC exam.

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