Kim Rose, president of AllMexico, Inc. has a plan: Start with the Riviera Maya and then expand throughout Mexico, making it easier for agents to book activities for their clients.
"I think agents will agree with me that planning travel for their clients is much more than just booking transportation and accommodation. It's about the experience in the destination," says Rose. "Agents need real flexibility in planning itineraries for their clients."
Rose is the former executive director of the 500 Club and travel agency development for Funjet Vacations. During her tenure with Funjet Vacations she was instrumental in the development and execution of numerous travel agency sales, marketing and reward programs tailored to initiate new agency business and create incremental revenue.
AllMexico did a soft launch last January. Rose says feedback from agents has been positive, with thumbs up for the web site's functionality and content.
The company offers a variety of standard destination
products and services in
While AllMexico is getting its feet wet concentrating on
Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, Rose predicts that the company will offer
In addition to options from such established attractions as
Xcaret and swimming with dolphins at Via Delphi Dolphins, AllMexico has several
tours unique to the company. An example is the Mini Yucatan Wonders of the
World tour, a customized two-day tour that includes visits to
For the most part, AllMexico is not focusing on packaging air and accommodations, although the company does have an interesting accommodation option.
The company sells five upscale haciendas/villas, which can be booked individually or as a group. Each villa holds three to 10 people, making them a good recommendation for destination weddings and family reunions. Prices start at $1,500 for four nights. Some have sea views, while others have views of the course at the Playacar Golf Club.
To register, agents must become a member (membership is free) and have an ARC number, but Rose says that home-based travel agents can log onto AllMexico.net to facilitate registration.
Rose notes that agents can contact the company's Travel
Agent Concierge service and within 24-48 hours they will get a response
determining the pricing. Although AllMexico is concentrating on the leisure
market, the company can handle the needs of incentive groups of up to 150
people. AllMexico pays 10 percent commission. Inquiries about how to navigate
the web site can be addressed to [email protected]; questions about sales and
marketing can be directed to [email protected].