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Travel Agents

Investing in people over profits at centre of MTA’s success: CEO

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly’s roving reporter was in attendance at MTA’s annual conference in Brisvegas over the weekend. And, to prove he didn’t spend the whole time in the resort’s pool and bar, he wrote this.

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“This doesn’t just happen overseas”: Local agency boss speaks out on Wow Air collapse

Missed the recent news about the collapse of Icelandic budget airline Wow Air? You might wanna take note of what this agency big wig has to say.

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“Good travel advisors should consider client financial security”: MTA

by Hannah Edensor

MTA’s boss Roy Merricks gave us an exclusive interview on consumer protection, and even paid for our coffee. Win-win!

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What to do in an emergency: Advice from experts

Still a bit foggy on what travel agencies do when global emergencies strike? Well, let this be like a de-fogging machine for the brain.

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How worried should agents be about 7Travel?

by Daisy Doctor

7Travel’s entrance into the OTA market is about as welcome as our cousin’s kids who steal all our money at Christmas lunch.

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Are agent-client relationships under threat from suppliers?

The travel industry’s heavyweights are addressing a new threat to travel agents, although we’re not saying there’ll be any UFC wrestling involved.

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Travel agents and OTAs can coexist: MTA MD

by Hannah Edensor

Ding ding ding – no that’s not the office doorbell, it’s the sound of another contender stepping into the ring to take on the OTAs.

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“Let’s see OTA’s for what they really are”: MTA MD

Mobile Travel Agents’ co-managing director Roy Merricks is all fired up over recent OTA slandering, although hasn’t suffered any third-degree burns.

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Critics flaring ATAS debate to focus on “bigger picture”

by Daisy Melwani

On the back of six agency failures in 12 months, one travel group argues industry deregulation isn’t at fault.

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MTA: The tide is turning for travel agents

A growing number of consumers are returning to travel agents, with ATAS to play a vital role in communicating their […]

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Mandatory insolvency insurance "not the answer", says MTA

The inclusion of a single mandatory insolvency insurance product into ATAS will not provide an industrywide solution to consumer protection, […]

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MTA warns against ATAS "misapprehension"

Mobile Travel Agents has spoken out in defence of ATAS insisting the scheme’s critics are in the minority, as the […]

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