Given the consistent year-over-year increase in the number of independent agents in the US travel industry – now reported to be over 40% of all sales people – it’s perhaps not surprising that the depth and scope of support from leading consortia has also grown considerably for both agents and their hosts agencies. Travel Leaders Network gives independent agents and agencies the tools and support to help them succeed, from award winning marketing, to exclusive agent programs.
Travel Leaders Network puts agencies in prime position to increase their bottom line by equipping agents with some of the most robust offers and incentives in the industry due to their incredible relationships with their supplier and destination suppliers. With their network, no matter where a client wants to travel or however they want to get there, agents and agencies will find the absolutely ideal arrangements. Travel Leaders Network even gives agents the ability to offer exclusive offers from top destinations, like New Zealand and Australia.
According to host agency veteran Lea Diele, who leads the Host and Independent Contractor (IC) programs for Travel Leaders Network, the organization has not only expanded their offerings in 2017, but has also marshalled the organization’s considerable resources to help Hosts and IC’s focus efforts on the practical, results-driven business fundamentals that are most meaningful to their business goals and profitability.
While nearly all agency groups and hosts offer independent contractors some degree of general marketing, technology and professional education support, the IC’s associated with a Travel Leaders host agency have an especially robust and high-quality menu of programs and services, including an education and marketing focus on specific categories of travel such as Honeymoon & Destination Weddings, Luxury Travel, Wellness Travel, Family Travel, Group Travel, Active & Adventure Travel and Corporate Travel. And because Travel Leaders Network is among the largest travel agency networks, there’s a very high probability of IC’s finding a host agency with a compatible sales focus.
From the host agency perspective, Travel Leaders Network has recently undertaken two key support initiatives centered on growth and operational excellence. The Travel Leaders Network IC recruitment drive includes online and print ads, IC-targeted emails, public relations outreach and SEO tactics, directing interested ICs to www.TravelLeadersHosts.com, where they will learn about the advantages of being affiliated with a Travel Leaders Host and can then choose to contact the Travel Leaders host that best meets their business needs and goals.
The Host Agency Plus program, newly launched in 2017, provides host agency owners and managers with professional business guidance, facilitated operational audits, industry trend updates, Travel Leaders buying power offering host agencies discounts on services to operate a host agency today, inclusive of best practice awareness and professional networking among other Travel Leaders Network host agencies. Host agencies interested in learning more and joining the Travel Leaders Network should contact Travel Leaders program manager Lea Diele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Travel Leaders Network has 7,000 company-owned, franchised, and affiliated travel agencies throughout North America. They have partnerships with some of the leading tour, cruise, hotel, air, and car and insurance companies globally, one of the reasons they have such incredible options for their agencies. Travel Leaders Network has many different booking tools that use their integrated technology to improve inefficiencies, increase productivity, and promote agency growth. For example with their cruise booking tool Cruise Pro, agents can compare up to five cruise lines side by side in an all-in-one platform that helps agents search, book, and manage cruises from anywhere!
Travel Leaders Network is going to take 2018 by storm, and with so many key host and independent contractor programs in place this is not the last you will hear of them.
For more information on Travel Leaders Network and their many exciting opportunities, visit them at www.travelleadersnetwork.com