09 Jan TL Network Officially Launches: Three Agency Groups Now Unified into One Global Network
Vacation.com Canada now integral part of TL Network
Toronto, ON (January 9, 2017) – On January 1, Vacation.com Canada was among three large North American agency industry groups to officially join forces in becoming the new TL Network.
The original announcement of the merger was first made in August 2016. Now, with nearly 7,000 locations in both the United States and Canada, TL Network is offering innovative solutions depending on each individual agency’s objectives and needs. Accelerated growth and increased benefits are being provided to all member agencies, along with heightened technological and marketing capabilities, the industry’s leading supplier partnerships, enhanced training and support, exclusive value-added programs, and more.
In a New Year’s message to Members, TL Network President Roger Block, CTC, wrote: “As we rang in the New Year, your travel agency organization of choice has officially become TL Network – one powerful force to help you, and each of our Members, compete even more effectively for the hearts and minds of the traveling public. As the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, we now have unparalleled and cohesive strength within the greater travel industry. This will translate into more opportunities and special promotions for your clients, as we expand our relationships with supplier partners.”
“Since our initial announcement in August 2016, we have had such positive responses from our Members who are enthused about staying on the leading edge of technological developments, a benefit that the combined TL Network represents,” noted Christine James, Vice President, TL Network Canada. “The new TL Network will offer various levels of participation including our cutting-edge and award-winning ‘Agent Profiler’, a lead generation program which provides search engine optimization for participating agents. Our customer satisfaction is extremely high and this innovative tool enables them to grow their business further while better serving their clientele.”
TL Network has already received widespread praise from its Members, who are excited about what is ahead for them.
“Since joining Vacation.com, we now have a portfolio that offers more channels to book our clients with increased commissions, fantastic booking platforms and ongoing support from all the support staff in Canada,” said Cindy Hodge, Travel Consultant with Gill & Schmall Agencies in Manitoba.
“We are big supporters of TL Network Canada and really look forward to the enhanced technology tools and training at the annual Conference in 2017. I see nothing but positive energy being injected into this corporation and great things happening in the future,” said Carlton Montaut, CEO of Mississauga’s Centre Holidays Inc. “Not only are our commissions boosted but our agents now have access to programs that they did not have before which will help to grow the business and give our agents an advantage in the marketplace.”
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that TL Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – may visit www.tlnetwork.ca. The nearly 7,000 Canadian and United States travel agencies of TL Network combined enjoy more than US $17 billion in annual sales volume.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.