TL Network Canada says it added 47 new Canadian member agencies to its network in 2021.
And Christine James, TL Network’s vice-president in Canada, attributes the continued increase during another very unpredictable year to innovative training opportunities and enhancements to award-winning tools.
These updates, James said in a release on Monday (Feb. 28), are important for attracting new members and driving high quality leads.
“Even as the pandemic persists, we continue to provide our member agencies with industry-leading technology offerings, booking tools and training available to help them grow their bottom line and stand out from the competition,” said James. “On the education front, we’ve raised the bar by offering more on-demand lessons and webinars. And at our annual events, the ‘EDGE’ conference and our Canadian Fall Regionals, members can continue to develop and advance with a variety of learning options and see each other in person to renew and build connections.”
In terms of how TL Network keeps new members engaged, James said, “Celebrating the resilience of the travel advisor, and the way they have fought through the incredible challenges our industry has faced over the past two years, is so important to us and was embraced by all of our members during the past year.”
New member agencies that joined TL Network Canada in 2021 include: Amazing Cruises & Safaris, MB; Atouk’s Travel Inc., AB; Capri Travel Centre Ltd., BC; Castle Hill Travel & Tours, AB; Dash Travel Services, AB; Ellison Travel & Tours, ON; Globespan Travel Management, ON; Go Two Tourism Inc., MB; Jomac Travel, AB; Jubilee Tours & Travel/ DBA Travel Best Bets, BC; Live to Eat and Travel Inc., AB; MJ Travel, SK; Monarch Travel Pros Inc., AB; Network Travel Ltd., AB; New West Holiday Trips, BC; Northstar Travel, ON; Oshawa Travel Ltd., ON; Passion and Paradise Travel Ltd., AB; PowerBest Travel, ON; Relax ‘n Travel Inc., AB; Tareeq Travel, AB; The Travel Agent Next Door Inc., ON; Timeless Tales travel, ON; Travel Port Inc, ON; Tripster Travel Inc., BC; Twin Travel Ltd., BC; Vacations Away Inc., SK; Vietnam Travel Centre., AB; Vietnam Travel Centre., BC and VisatoChina Vacation Co. Ltd., AB.
“Holiday Trips became a proud member of the TL Network Canada organization in 2021 and has not looked back,” said Karen Kirby, owner of Holiday Trips in New Westminster, BC. “We have had such tremendous support from Sue Urie, TL Network’s business solutions manager, Western Canada, who has been extremely helpful and is always there to assist us when needed. Additionally, TL Network’s private web portal Agent Universe has everything our agency is looking for and allows our agents to access booking tools, programs and supplier information.”
“We are in continuous awe of the support and the way TL Network keeps our agents informed on what is happening globally. We look forward to continuing a successful relationship with TL Network Canada, especially as we see some post-Covid return of market.”
Paulo Branco, general manager of Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd. in Exeter, ON, has reportedly been extremely happy with their move to join TL Network Canada after months of research.
He said his agency recognized the need to align themselves with a new consortium that was able to address the needs of a complex operation handling vacation, customized groups and corporate clients as well as offer constant training while keeping their staff motivated and always engaged.
“We switched from another large high-end host agency, and this is the best decision we could have made!” said Branco. “TL Network’s seamless integration with our CRM and select marketing and promotional offers has driven new business to our door and kept our customers informed on updates within the travel industry. There are also so many value-added benefits, including their exclusive member web portal Agent Universe, which is easy to navigate and with a single click, gives access to innovative tools such as pinSIGHT and advanced technology tools like CruisePro which enables us to easily search, compare, sell, book and manage our clients’ cruise vacations – all in one system. We highly recommend being a part of this valuable agency organization.”
Travel agencies interested in learning more about TL Network Canada can visit TLNetwork.ca.