TL Network Canada Signs Partnership Agreement with ACTA
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
TL Network Canada has entered into an enhanced partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), the member-based association representing the retail travel sector of Canada’s tourism industry.
TL Network says the partnership will support collaboration on initiatives to enhance the certification, education and professional development of TLN members, along with other benefits including preferred rates on newly activated Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) or Certified Travel Manager (CTM) registrations.
“On behalf of TL Network Canada and our entire membership, I’m thrilled to enter into this enhanced partnership with ACTA,” said Christine James, TL Network’s Vice President who oversees the organization’s operations in Canada.
“I look forward to working closely with the ACTA leadership team to positively and proactively support the overall objectives of Canada’s retail travel industry in addition to addressing the needs of our membership. This will help grow our membership’s collective voice and the ability to contribute input to the lobbying efforts of ACTA.”
ACTA President Wendy Paradis welcomed the move.
“TL Network Canada has been a longstanding member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) and an industry leader in Canada. ACTA is excited that TL Network Canada has made the commitment to become part of ACTA’s Consortia Partnership program which includes an enhanced level of support and investment into the trade association and Canada’s retail travel industry.”
Paradis added, “The ACTA Consortia Partnership program is open to any travel agency consortium that wants to make an enhanced contribution to ACTA’s advocacy and professional development activities.”
ACTA says that more than 12,000 Canadian advisors work in member agencies, representing more than 80% of the travel business booked through agencies in the country.
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