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The Travel Agency Services network that’s 100% geared to you!

The Travel Agent Next Door was created to fully support the retail travel industry, specializing in the home based travel agent, supporting medium to small size agencies, and agencies that would like to start their own home based business. Its program offers member agents and agencies benefits and opportunities that are unmatched by any other group in Canada. The latest program offered is the New Agent Program which offers comprehensive training for people wanting to start a career as a travel agent.

Through an affiliation with TRAVELSAVERS and the Affluent Traveler Collection, The Travel Agent Next Door has access to a broad range of programs, in addition to its own unique features. The company has a head office in downtown Toronto and a branch office in Vancouver, with BCCP, ACTA, TICO, CLIA and IATA designations.

Cindy Almond

Cindy Almond

Friends and family would probably describe me using two words, Food and Travel. Travel satisfies my insatiable need for the exciting and the exotic. I like to be fully immersed when I travel and enjoy using all of my senses when I explore to really get to know the places I visit. Each place that I visit changes me a little, and I feel I become a better, more authentic person. No words or pictures can fully describe what it is like to watch the sunset over the Costa Rican beaches, peer into the aqua lagoons of Bora Bora, or watch a lion cub nuzzle his mom on a hazy sunny afternoon on the plains of the Serengeti.

Travel planning is what I love, and what I do best. I would love the opportunity to share my stories, experiences and expertise with you in order to help you save time and maximize your experience on your next dream vacation.
I specialize in Destination Weddings, Exotic Honeymoons, Safaris and Culinary Experiences.

NIKI FRIEND

NIKI FRIEND

My very first transatlantic flight was at 6 months old and I have never looked back. I was lucky to grow up in a military family that encouraged traveling and learning about new places and cultures. I had been in the industry as an agent and with an airline in my past. I left to focus on family and try new adventures in life. I am now BACK and ready to share my knowledge and love of travel. I have a passion for all things related to water. Cruising, snorkeling or just relaxing and listening to the waves. Add to that my love of good food and you have found my paradise. Let me help you find yours!

niki@romanceandfoodietravel.ca

613-324-6939

VANESSA DEWSON

VANESSA DEWSON

Travel led to my love of photography, I can’t imagine one without the other. I am an accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and recently earned my Craftsman of Photographic Arts as well as several awards for my travel photography. I am also a part-time instructor of photography with the Ottawa School of Art. I have travelled extensively since I was a teenager, including living in Mauritius and South Africa. I’ve also been to Europe, Turkey, Hong Kong, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, many parts of the USA including Alaska and have lead photography tours to India and Iceland. I can’t think of a better way to combine my two passions of travel and photography than planning and hosting a photography tour. Join me on a future tour or let me help you plan a trip with a focus on photography.

Please visit Vanessa's website: https://focusonphototours.com/

Cindy Almond

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