Travel Edge has joined a new kind of travel consortium in TripArc as part of a move that it says will enhance and improve benefits for its travel advisors, the company announced on Thursday (March 11).
The development enables travel advisors to continue to enjoy a wide array of benefits, said Travel Edge, such as world-class amenities industry-leading air, hotel, and cruise contracts and commissions, the power of the free and easy-to-use ADX platform to easily and profitably bundle different services into one branded itinerary, and access to the thriving Limitless Digital Luxury Travel Conference, which has given out over $150,000 in prizes directly to advisors in its first two events.
“Travel advisors are the important people in this travel industry, and it’s time that a consortium valued them accordingly,” said Michael Johnson, president of Travel Edge. “TripArc’s new vision of a consortium, powered by innovative technology, means that advisors will not only continue to get their current level of benefits, but they’ll enjoy increased opportunities to improve revenue, enjoy rewards and recognition, and get the support they need. It puts them in the driver’s seat when it comes to building the future of their business.”
Adding value to the business
The move is part of a longer-term transformation that Travel Edge has been publicly spearheading over the past year to help add value to the travel industry, and especially to add value to the businesses of luxury travel advisors. Key parts of the campaign include:
- In the free and easy-to-use ADX platform, they get the ability to easily bundle different services – air, hotel, activities, and insurance – into one branded itinerary.
- A strong community of travel advisors that offers multiple opportunities for training and support, as well as a generous rewards and recognition program.
- Access to the Limitless Digital Luxury Travel Conference, which runs next on March 24-25, 2021. As well, plans for the first Limitless Live in-person event are currently underway.
Access & transparency
Combining innovative technology with a re-imagined blueprint for how travel consortia can work harder, TripArc embraces direct access and transparency to increase value throughout the industry – especially for advisors.
For both suppliers and advisors, this direct relationship frees up resources to redeploy more strategically.
“We’re thrilled that Travel Edge has chosen TripArc for taking their focus on the advisor to the next level,” said Dave Volman, President of TripArc. “From greater transparency, to industry-leading contracts and commissions, to the ability to generate higher margins with an easy-to-use platform, to an expansion of our ability to recognize and reward them, we’re excited about delivering so much more to advisors’ businesses.”
Travel Edge focuses on three key elements of its business – Power of Scale, Premium Technology and Passionate Community.
By building the best-in-class home for travel advisors, and reinventing the role of the luxury partner host agency, Travel Edge focuses on empowering luxury advisors with the platform they need to take their business to the next level.
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