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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.

Cynthia Iskiw

Cynthia Iskiw

Owner / Travel Consultant

Given my passion for seeing the world and helping others share this experience, I am excited to announce the opening of my travel agency. As a life-long learner, I recently graduated first in my class from the Tourism and Travel program at Sheridan College in Oakville. Having visited more than 70 countries, I am driven by a sense of discovery and look forward to inspiring others to do the same. I began my career in the not for profit and government sectors nearly 30 years ago, specializing in business improvement and project management. My education, travel and work experience position me well to assist you with making your travel dreams a reality.



Alan Iskiw

Alan Iskiw

Owner / Chief Experience Officer

I love to travel and believe that travelling adds an abundance of value and enrichment to one's life. With so much to see and do on our great planet, I have had the good fortune to experience diverse cultures and see many wondrous sites. Having visited nearly 80 countries, I have everlasting memories that chronicle amazing journeys. I have a passion for photography, having amassed more than 30,000 photographs to prove it.

Cynthia and I are happy to share some of our travel highlights on Facebook through her travel blog and my photography. In pursuing a post retirement career in the travel industry, my purpose is to help clients draw upon my personal travel experience supplemented by business skills honed through 30 years working in health administration at management and executive levels. Throughout my working career, the core value held close to my heart was to provide exceptional customer service. Treating others as I wished to be treated continues to be key philosophy.

So... why open a travel agency? I wish to share my travel knowledge and have an exceptional set of skills and tools to help you maximize your travel experience. I will help you move your travel aspirations from dream
to destination. Life is short so we must relax and savour every moment. I will provide you with a very unique and personalized experience that streamlines your planning to give you more time to do the things you love!



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