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.
The partnership with ACTA 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.
Christine James, TL Network’s vice president who oversees the organization’s operations in Canada, says this commitment is another action to help foster the success of the company’s members. “On behalf of TL Network Canada and our entire membership, I’m thrilled to enter into this enhanced partnership with ACTA,” said James. “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.” TL Network is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in North America.
“TL Network Canada has been a longstanding member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) and an industry leader in Canada,” said ACTA President Wendy Paradis. "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. We thank Travel Leaders for their commitment and look forward to working even closer with the TL Network Canada team to advance the advocacy, professional development and promotion of Canada’s travel agencies and travel agents to government, travel suppliers and travel consumers.”
About the ACTA Consortia Partnership program
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.”
More than 12,000 Canadian advisors work in ACTA member agencies, representing more than 80 per cent of the travel business booked through agencies in the country. ACTA’s membership continues to grow as the organization provides leadership to navigate requirements for travel professionals and travelers alike in a complex and rapidly changing retail environment.
Travel agencies interested in learning more about becoming an ACTA member and how ACTA supports its members through advocacy efforts with regulatory bodies such as TICO and with governments both at home and abroad, and industry suppliers, can visit www.ACTA.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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