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What:On Sept. 1, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) kicked off its annual Travel Together Month with exclusive incentives for travel agents and consumers. Travel Together Month is designed to entice travelers with a curated selection of offers from leading providers of independent and escorted group travel. Special programs are available to book until Sept. 30, 2017, for travel through 2019.
Why It Matters:Travel Together Month is designed to introduce tour operator offerings to consumers — which is often an important and profitable area of a travel advisor’s business. Anything that gets more people interested in traveling, especially while providing tangible incentives to advisors, deserves to be supported by the entire agent community.
Fast Facts:- Some of the USTOA members providing special offers for consumers during Travel Together Month include Abercrombie & Kent, Ritz Tours, YMT Vacations, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Quark Expeditions and Australian Pacific Touring (APT).
- USTOA companies offering travel agent incentives include Lion World Travel, Zegrahm Expeditions, Asia Answers, Celtic Tours, CroisiEurope Cruises and Alexander+Roberts.
What They Are Saying:“USTOA members are saying thank you to our valued travel agent community with bonus commissions, exclusive agent savings and the chance to win trips and cash during Travel Together Month,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA.
“Whether it’s the Great Wall of China, an African safari or an expedition to Antarctica, Travel Together Month gives travelers a chance to visit the destinations on their bucket list at a great value,” Dale said. “The local access and expertise of USTOA tour operator members allow travelers insider access to the must-see sites on their bucket lists.”