VISITFLANDERS is a research-driven organization, as well as the only official tourist office for the state of Flanders-Belgium in North America. The office believes that supporting travel agents and tour operation partners is an important part of its success. VISITFLANDERS is also one of the first offices to develop an innovative tablet app just for the travel trade: the FlandersInsider (available in the iOS and Google Play stores and at www.flandersinsider.com)
In 2007 the field of tourism was delegated from the federal to state governments, and at this time the Belgian National Tourist Office was separated into two tourist offices: Flanders and Wallonia, with Wallonia eventually closing their US office in 2016. This is how VISITFLANDERS became the only Belgian tourist representation in North America.
The dedicated office employees of VISITFLANDERS’ have in-depth product knowledge and offer advice, suggestions, and guidance free of charge. Each member of the team focuses specifically on one of four areas: Travel Trade, MICE, Press and Media Relations, and Special Programs. As 50% of the visitors in Flanders come for MICE and business travel, VISITFLANDERS is specifically adept at accommodating the high standards and customer-focused approach the business requires.
FlandersInsider, the groundbreaking tablet sales app from VISITFLANDERS, was developed to ensure that travel agents and tour operators had access to the necessary tools to create, market, and sell tours to Flanders-Belgium. Agents can enjoy a sales companion that will act as the ultimate sales resource with additional sales and promotional content, a Premium Showcase and Directory area to explore accommodations, Tour Packages, MICE Planners, Local Guides & Transportation, and Airlines; FlandersInsider also comes equipped with a mobile sales toolbox to pull collateral on-demand, whenever and wherever you need it. The user friendly and easy to use app won a Silver Award in the category of Digital Marketing > Mobile Marketing at the Annual HSMAI Adrian Award Competition.
Travel specialists can hear from other professionals with the app’s Peer to Peer Insights & Tips, while FlandersInsider also offers travel agents the ability sift through VISITFLANDERS’ dynamic supplier directory to better match client preferences. Other key benefits for travel agents utilizing FlandersInsider include:
- Sharing sales collateral with ease
- Simplified Selling
- Instant Expertise
- Removing friction from the selling process
- Online, offline, anytime, anywhere.
- Searchable and easy to locate content
- 24/7 Availability and Access to the innovative tools
VISITFLANDERS is dedicated to providing information to travel agents about travel to and in Flanders-Belgium. From summer festivals to chocolate treats, let the staff, website and tablet app assist you in providing your clients with their ideal Flanders-Belgium experience.
Visit flandersinsider.com to learn more about FlandersInsider, the free sales app.
Explore their website for information, brochures, promos and more at visitflanders.com.