TPIJuly 2019 - TPI

Why Book With a TPI Advisor?

Have you ever checked into a hotel and had your favourite bowl of candy waiting for you in your room or sat down for dinner and had the waiter already know that you are allergic to the peanut sauce? If the answer is no then you probably don’t book your trips with a travel agent. Many people are beginning to think that with the ever-expanding internet, travel agents are going to be phased out, but they are wrong.


Yes, we are seeing more booking platforms online which are available to assist travellers with their reservations, but where we see the negative in this is the personalization and extra touches that a website can not offer. With a travel agent, you have access to a real person available just for you and who has real relationships with suppliers around the world. These relationships can lead to early check-ins, special treatments, and even unexpected lower rates.


Book with your TPI Advisor and truly experience personalization at its finest. We have access to exclusive amenities, upgrades, and unique experiences from our trusted preferred partners. Being a part of the exclusive network of Virtuoso, this allows us to be experts in connecting you with the perfect itinerary while providing the best value for your money and time. We understand that time is the most important thing for our clients, and to have you trust us with this important commodity is what pushes us to go the extra mile to create the most memorable trips for you.


Next time you are thinking of booking that weekend getaway or bucket list trip, remember how much value booking with your TPI Advisor would add to your experience.


Contact us to book your next trip.

TPI Celebrates Top Advisors’ Success at Velocity Trip in NYC


TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Top 10 Canadian Virtuoso Agency and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, hosts Velocity Trip in New York City.


TPI’s Velocity Program provides rewards and benefits to recognize the individual advisor’s success. Some of the tier-based benefits include higher commission levels, travel dollars, priority service queues and TPI’s Advisor Vacation Relief program, which provides professional service and support for their clients while on vacation.


The 2019 TPI Velocity Trip took place in New York City, for a stay complete with all of the essential activities. Highlights of the itinerary included hosted visits to the Intercontinental New York Times Square and New York Riu Hotels, the Jersey Boys Musical, and a walking tour with Urban Adventures.


Colton Chia, Director of Partnerships for TPI who hosted the trip said “The Velocity trip is a great forum to spend one on one time with our advisors while allowing fellow advisors to learn from one another. This strong peer-to-peer networking dynamic is one of the many great elements that define the TPI family culture”


Tommy Ryder, Regional Head of Sales – North America, Bedsonline who also joined the trip, commented on the strong partnership between the two companies: “Bedsonline was delighted to host the TPI Velocity advisors in New York City. We value our partnership with TPI and these initiatives allow us to help the travel advisors grow their business”

TPI Advisor Takes Home ACTA Award

TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Top 10 Canadian Virtuoso Agency and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, salutes one of their own for achieving top results!


The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) awarded its annual Travel Agency Leadership Awards at Travel Market Place in Toronto on Wednesday. The honours, which are given in partnership with Air Canada, recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on the Canadian travel industry as a whole. TPI Advisor Corry Ticknor was the recipient of the Maguire-Wamsley award. This award is given to the agent who achieves the overall highest combined grade on the CTM designation process that consists of an exam, 2 written case studies, performance assessment and phone interview with ACTA.


“After 21 years of work and personal travel-related experience in this incredible industry, I truly believe in professional development and I encourage others to do the same. Anyone can become a Travel Advisor, but we should all strive to take it to the next level by investing in our careers, ourselves and our industry. Being able to say I’m a Certified Travel Consultant and Certified Travel Manager has helped me establish credibility with my clients and the local community. I take great pride in my accomplishments and so pleased to be recognized with the Maguire-Wamsley award.” Said Corry Ticknor of Gotta Go Travel TPI.


“At TPI we put a focus and emphasis on continued education, over 40% of our TPI Advisor have achieved their professional designation with ACTA. and many other advisors in the process of taking their exams said Zeina Gedeon, CEO of TPI.  “We are all so proud of Corry, last year was a year filled with growth for her with the expansion to a storefront agency, she goes above and beyond in all she does and her commitment to continued professional development is commendable. We salute her achievements!”

First TPI Graduates of Virtuoso Wanderlist Program, Future Proof Their Business!

Toronto – Travel Professionals International (TPI) a Virtuoso member, announces that 3 TPI advisors have graduated from the inaugural class of the Virtuoso Wanderlist Certification. Wanderlist is an exclusive offering from Virtuoso and is a groundbreaking consumer travel planning experience that marries technology with the human touch, encompassing a custom-designed platform and extensive advisor training. Through the curation of custom travel portfolios, Wanderlist allows advisors to manage their clients’ future travel proactively based on detailed input from clients themselves versus reactively planning one trip at a time. Building on the model of the financial advisor, Wanderlist encourages the client to have greater input into their future travels, while positioning the advisor as a travel planning superstar.


TPI advisors Dawn Cove, Diane Cook and Natalia Weidner have completed extensive training sessions to achieve their Wanderlist certification and join an elite list of 150 certified Wanderlist Advisors globally.


Caroline Hay, Director of Marketing & Sales Engagement with TPI says, “As a Virtuoso Member Agency, TPI advisors have access to the full suite of Virtuoso tools. The introduction of the Wanderlist program takes the opportunity for growth to a new level. Advisors can now work to secure a holistic view of their client’s travel plans. Vacation time is so valuable, and leisure time is a non-renewable asset, by engaging in this program, TPI Wanderlist Graduates help their client secure a long term personalized travel plan, that is purposeful and customized.”