Thursday,  September 29, 2022  11:00 am

Transat Distribution Canada highlights benefits of becoming a Transat Travel agent@home

Transat Distribution Canada highlights benefits of becoming a Transat Travel agent@home
Anita Stephens, Transat Travel agent@home.

Transat Travel, the largest Canadian-owned leisure travel brand in Canada, is inviting travel professionals to join its team. Transat, which has operated for over 30 years, provides vacations for millions of Canadians each year through its vertically-integrated business units – Air Transat, Transat Tours and Transat Distribution Canada (TDC). Travel professionals will automatically be included as an ambassador to the Transat Travel Brand by joining the TDC team.

TDC has a universal product offer which allows travel professionals to provide clients with vacations to any destination they wish with any preferred travel supplier. It also features more than 450 retail outlets, with more than 3,500 travel professionals in its group.

A unique sales processing system allows travel agents to easily book clients virtually, while TDC also offers the option of processing clients’ invoicing at no extra charge. Support is offered by two-member service teams, in addition to regional operating teams.

Anita Stephens, the former owner of a small rural agency in Southwestern Ontario, explained her reasons for making the move to Transat Travel agent@home.

“I loved my work and I had built a loyal clientele,” she commented, “however, overhead kept growing and commissions did not. After keeping a tally of walk-in business versus phone and email business, and examining where the bulk of income was coming from – i.e. my loyal clients – it became clear that Transat Travel's agent@home program was a solution that would work for me. Now that I’ve been a part of the program for over nine months, I can definitely say it was the right choice.”

TDC’s suite of programs includes Transat Travel Advertising, TDC Custom Web Platform with multiple booking engines, Customer Relational Management (CRM) Adobe Campaign Platform, and Custom Designed Training developed for its travel professionals.

Stephens noted the variety of extra benefits and support she had gained by becoming a Transat Travel agent@home.

“Transat is a well-known and respected brand with strong marketing programs and campaigns,” she said. “They dedicate a lot of time to training and learning programs such as Sales, Cruise, and Destination Wedding Academies, allowing us to become specialists in those fields. I also have access to their preferred suppliers, and the AIR MILES® Reward Program which is a big deal. Being a part of the Transat Travel agent@home program, I am part of a team and a support network.”

Joining Transat Travel agent@home offers the opportunity to be a part of a prestigious holiday travel brand while enjoying independence, lucrative commissions, exclusive incentives and higher profits.

Stephens said that the shift to Transat Travel agent@home had afforded her a better work/life balance.

“It has given me flexibility!” she remarked. “This was my full-time career and I dedicate full-time hours to it. However, I get to choose the hours. This allows me to take care of my family, attend my children’s school functions and be at home with an ill child.

“I love the fact that I am now mobile, and can work from virtually anywhere,” she added, “a sunny beach or a cruise ship – and no one knows the difference!”