The Travel Agent Next Door has officially announced that it will enter the Quebec market and offer its host agency services to Quebec-based travel agents and agencies.
“We are extremely excited to offer our services and support to Quebec agents,” said TTAND founder, Flemming Friisdahl, in.a statement on Wednesday (April 27). “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.
“The website and marketing services and tools will be ready in a couple of months," Friisdahl said.
Friisdahl said he would 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.
The Travel Agent Next Door recently celebrated its 7th birthday in March.
The innovative host agency has sold more than $500 million in sales over seven years 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 says it has introduced a number of “firsts” and exclusive services in the host agency space, including:
- an 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.
- 18 hours of ticketing support six days per week and no ticketing fees on any issuing of the ticket
- its own proprietary websites where agents can easily customize 90% of the site themselves.
- a group module which can collect the customer’s credit card and personal information and still be PCI compliant.
“This past year has been a devastating one but it has also created opportunities,” said Friisdahl. “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.”
To learn more, agents are invited to email Flemming Friisdahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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