Exclusive: TTAND's Friisdahl Discusses Move to TLN with Open Jaw's New Video Host, Ian Smyth


The Travel Agent Next Door announced this week that it will be joining the TL Network, effective 01NOV 2021. According to a press release, over 98 per cent of TTAND agents voted in favour of switching affiliation.

It's a big move for the host agency.  Open Jaw's newly-appointed video host, Ian Smyth, spoke virtually with TTAND Founder and CEO, Flemming Friisdahl about the background and importance of the move for TTAND's 900 partner agents.

As a result of the new affiliation with TLN, TTAND departs Ensemble.  Open Jaw reached out to David Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Ensemble Travel Group:

"Thank you for reaching out on the matter of TTAND joining TLNetwork.
"I do wish Flemming continued success in his business. As an industry, we work together - for the greater good of suppliers, agencies, advisors and consortium alike.
"The bigger picture is that we are all dedicated to ensuring consumers are treated fairly and professionally, especially at a time such as this. Never before have these operating principles been more important."
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One thought on “Exclusive: TTAND's Friisdahl Discusses Move to TLN with Open Jaw's New Video Host, Ian Smyth

  • 19.10.21 at 1:35 pm

    Flemming is always on the lookout for the betterment of TTAND agents. An amazing man with awesome partners.

    Hey, Ian, long time no see — want to talk like a sailor with you again someday…. Coreen & I were just laughing about that a few weeks ago.

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