Monday, April 21, 2008

PhoCusWright Sees Travel Agent Sales Grow

A new study by PhoCusWright found that although online travel sales have soared, the travel agency distribution channel is still a big part of the industry and represents 41% of all travel booked in the U.S.Despite the meteoric rise of online travel sales, the travel agency distribution channel represents a large and dynamic opportunity accounting for nearly $110 billion in sales, or 41 percent of all travel booked in the United States, PhoCusWright research says in a new report. The study included interviews with 1,900 agents involved with ASTA, ARC and CLIA.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Invitation to Travel Agents: online product knowledge seminar hosted by Adventureengine and Worldwide Ecolodges April 22nd

The first in a series of product knowledge seminars hosted online by Adventure Engine, this session will provide travel agents the opportunity to learn about selling exciting high end adventure and experiential travel product.

We are starting this month with Worldwide Ecolodges and interested agents can register free of charge to join the live online presentation by owner George Duffy. The session will cover activity options, demographics, slide shows along with a question and answer period about the product and selling it to clients.

A little about Worldwide Ecolodges: Worldwide Ecolodges pride themselves on providing eco-friendly, fun and exciting adventures worldwide.
As the first Canadian company to join the Rainforest Alliance Program promoting sustainable travel in the Americas, Worldwide Ecolodges knows exactly how to cater towards a variety of guests. Whether your client wants to meditate in nature, whitewater raft, view wildlife or take a canopy tour, these tours can be catered to meet their needs.

Activities: Ecolodge Tours WorldwideDemographics: Family, co-ed
Website: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001BExpwYik-rBA8VBlK5DtWrYVpk9z5bgTKg4TZojdmHNoQytYzkXb5ClwEEwRnFPfpxHJX-FJOp2hDn_4ksZ2Ez1LRI2EtazJbxE6O0m3wzqZ4CNOwIXm1aINIrczUZ3B
Commission: 10% (negotiable)
Personalized Journeys for Individuals, Friends, Family, Couples, Women and Groups

The session is April 22nd, 1 p.m. PDT with registration at www.adventurengine.com/webinar.php1 800 993 6648 for any questions.

Adventureengine.com
A travel technology company powering the distribution of adventure travel. With over 100 tourism suppliers worldwide using the Adventureengine system as a reservation and distribution system Adventureengine is able to provide travel agents free selling tools to access and book adventure travel for their clients. All trips are commission ready and comprise great life experiences for guests.