03 Jan Travel Leaders Network Officially Launches: Three Agency Groups Now Unified into One Global Network
Travel Leaders Associates, Results! Travel and Vacation.com officially merged January 1 to become Travel Leaders Network
Plymouth, MN (January 3, 2017) – On January 1, Travel Leaders Franchise Group (Travel Leaders Associates and Results! Travel) and Vacation.com officially joined forces to become the new Travel Leaders Network. The original announcement of the merger was made in August 2016. Now, with nearly 7,000 locations in both the United States and Canada, Travel Leaders Network offers both innovative franchise (Associate) and consortium (Affiliate) solutions depending on each individual agency’s objectives and needs. Accelerated growth and increased benefits are being provided to all member agencies, along with heightened technological and marketing capabilities, the industry’s leading supplier partnerships, enhanced training and support, exclusives value-added programs, and more.
In an end of year message to Members, Travel Leaders Network President Roger Block, CTC, wrote: “In just a few days, we will ring in the New Year and your travel agency organization of choice will officially become Travel Leaders Network – one powerful force to help you, and each of our Members, compete even more effectively for the hearts and minds of the traveling public. As the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, we now have unparalleled and cohesive strength within the greater travel industry. This will translate into more opportunities and special promotions for your clients, as we expand our relationships with supplier partners.”
“In the last few months leading up to our official launch, we have received an astounding amount of praise and enthusiasm from our Members, who recognize the tangible benefits that the combined Travel Leaders Network represents,” noted John Lovell, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group. “Our travel agent Members recognize that the new Travel Leaders Network will enable them to grow their business further while better serving their clientele. They are also thrilled by the prospects of gaining more customers via our leading-edge and award-winning ‘Agent Profiler’ lead generation tool – one of the industry’s most innovative travel agency solutions.”
Members of Travel Leaders Network are excited about the future, thanks to the excellent programs and services they will continue to enjoy, which help them increase sales and build their businesses.
“Since joining Travel Leaders, our business has grown significantly due to the support and programs offered. The training offered has taken my staff to a new level,” said Christy Prescott, a Travel Leaders Associate from San Antonio, Texas. “We fully anticipate continued growth as part of Travel Leaders Network.”
“Mark and I have been so thrilled since Cruise Holidays became a part of Vacation.com. The marketing and support we’ve received has saved us thousands of dollars and has allowed us to have the most profitable year in our 28 years of business,” said Mimi Comfort, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate from Kansas City, Missouri. “Now with the merger of Travel Leaders, Results! Travel and Vacation.com, it can only get better. I never thought in a million years that we would feel so valued in an organization this size, but it has been incredible. There is help with whatever we need to be successful and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!”
“Travel Leaders has not only boosted my commissions, but also my ability to service my client requests. The extensive airline commission structures together with ease-of-use ticketing instructions greatly assist me when ticketing high revenue flights,” said Martha Stanley, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate from Chicago, Illinois. “The In-Country Partners website, including RFP link, is terrific. I’ve found many excellent DMCs who have all replied promptly to requests and have already had a few execute multiple itineraries for my clients.”
“Travel Leaders has been the best resource for our company. Some of the key elements of success are directly tied to the in-house corporate technology support team and Worldwide Hotel Program where many of the hotels offer rates that are less expensive than government rates. Our clients get the benefit of the technology and the inside contacts to our supplier partners, including airlines, hoteliers and car rental companies,” said Michelle Weller, a Travel Leaders Associate from Houston, Texas. “As far as leisure is concerned, Agent Profiler is the best in the business for connecting clients to proper specialized agents. Supplier partners from river and deep water cruise lines to tour operators give us access to special exclusive offers not found anywhere else. I love Travel Leaders! A big fan!”
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – may visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com. Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.