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"The travel industry has been through a lot in the past three years," says the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).
"From working overtime with no guarantee of outcome due to pandemic restrictions, political unrest, severe weather, infrastructure issues, mass schedule changes and cancellations - and more."
Many travel advisors have had to put personal finances on the line and have seen a career and industry they love deeply in distress.
"It’s no wonder some travel advisors are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out," ACTA says.
To celebrate Travel Agent Day, ACTA has planned a series of events in May to support travel advisors.
Health & Wellness session May 3
Join ACTA and Dr. Erin Watson, trained trauma expert and educator with over 20 year’s experience developing and leading psycho-educational programs to support mental, emotional and inter-personal health of individuals, families and communities for an online session on Travel Agent Day – May 3rd to explore how to start resolving and recovering from the stress incurred through the unprecedented challenges of the past three years.
Learn how to work through the collective trauma, how to practice sustainable self-care without feeling selfish or compromising work, how to eliminate overwhelm, and how to re-engage with a job you love and find fulfillment and joy again.
You can register for this session here.
Air Canada & Sandals donate grand prize
Those who register and participate in the health and wellness session on May 3 will be eligible for the Travel Agent Day grand prize including air for two courtesy of Air Canada and a four-night stay for two at the new Sandals Dunn’s River Resort, Jamaica courtesy of Sandals Resorts.
Business Building Workshops
On May 9, 10 and 11, ACTA, in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board, will offer three, one-hour online sessions with travel industry expert and TV Host, Sandra McLemore, to lay the groundwork for sustainable business success.
De-clutter your business space and make room for revenue-generating activities; smart prospecting and client retention strategies, leading to productive lead generation and business building success!
Whether you work as an Independent Travel Advisor or part of a chain or consortium, this “Business Building Workshop” is for you! More information and registration can be found here.
Those who register and participate in the Business Building Workshop on May 9, 10 & 11 will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and a $250 VIA Rail travel voucher.
Not a member? Consider joining or contributing! All Travel Agents are welcome to attend these sessions as part of Travel Agent Day celebrations however non-ACTA members are asked to please consider joining ACTA or making a contribution to ACTA’s advocacy fund.
A membership and/or advocacy fund contribution goes a long way to strengthening the voice of travel advisors and securing the resources required by ACTA to influence positive change in regulatory reform for our industry.
Watch for more updates from ACTA as we celebrate Travel Agents on Travel Agent Day and throughout the month of May.
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