TL NETWORK HOSTS SUCCESSFUL IN-PERSON MIXERS CONNECTING TOP SUPPLIERS WITH MEMBERS
North America’s largest retail travel agency network amps up education, training and network opportunities across Canada this fall
TORONTO (October 6, 2021) – TL Network, the largest retail travel agency organization in North America, has seen an unprecedented uptick in attendance at Owners and Managers Mixers across Canada. This fall, in-person mixers are bringing together members and key suppliers at exclusive coast-to-coast events. TL Network has already hosted seven events across the country since August with five more events scheduled for the remainder of the year. Mixers are free of charge to members and hosted with all safety protocols in place so that guests feel safe and secure while attending.
It was heartwarming to see our members get together in person to share best business practices and get to know their fellow members while building an overall sense of strength and community. The energy and enthusiasm expressed by both our members and suppliers in attendance was incredible.
– Christine James, Vice President of TL Network Canada
Hosted by TL Network Canada’s Business Development Managers, Sue Urie (Western Region) and Melissa Wheaton (Eastern Region), monthly mixers are held at premium venues in each region, providing the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle. At a recent sold-out premiere mixer event in Kitchener/Waterloo, attendance was exceptional with 58 members and nine suppliers, all of whom were fully engaged throughout evening with networking, the sharing of product information and the building of relationships.
Along with the great cross section of members attending these events, the Northstar Travel team have come out in full force. “As we celebrate our 35 years in business, Northstar Travel & Associates decided to join TL Network this year, and we are thrilled at our successes to date,” said Mike Snider, President, Northstar Travel & Associates. “So far, we have had three destination wedding groups book trips and multiple bookings that have resulted in increased earnings for our agency. Our 100-plus travel associates have taken advantage of all the amazing programs TL Network Canada has to offer, from cruise programs like Distinctive Voyages to lead generation on www.canadiantravelagents.ca and our first mixer in Kitchener, ON. I am confident that TL Network will take us in the right direction for many years to come.”
“It was heartwarming to see our members get together in person to share best business practices and get to know their fellow members while building an overall sense of strength and community. The energy and enthusiasm expressed by both our members and suppliers in attendance was incredible,” said Christine James, Vice President of TL Network Canada.
Following is the schedule of remaining mixers for 2021:
November 23 Winnipeg, MB
November 23 Montréal, QC
November 24 Ottawa, ON
December 01 St. Catherine’s, ON
December 14 Vancouver, BC
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that TL Network provides to agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, group travel, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – can visit TLNetwork.ca. Member agents can register for upcoming mixers through AgentUniverse.com.
About TL Network (Canada)
TL Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. TL Network represents approximately 6,000 travel agency locations in Canada and the United States. TL Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel advisors’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. TL Network Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Travel Leaders Network, LLC, which is an Internova Travel Group company.
About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 62,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.