While the TRAVELSAVERS and Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST) brands are well known in the agency community, travel agents can expect to hear more about the American Marketing Group (AMG)— the parent company of TRAVELSAVERS, NEST and several other top travel companies.
In a backgrounder, AMG said it “spearheads a family of cutting-edge companies, encompassing an entire spectrum of products and services.” The goal is to place “our agencies and preferred suppliers in the strongest competitive position possible in both the leisure and corporate sectors.”
AMG says it includes a global network and other resources. This includes infrastructure, technology, marketing, sales, service, networking, and business operations. This is all designed to support independent travel agencies and their need to increase sales and build their brands.
In addition to TRAVELSAVERS (a multi-billion-dollar, international travel marketing company with a chain of more than 3,000 independent travel agencies in 15 countries around the world) and NEST (focused on home-based travel agents), AMG units include TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network (TWIN), a global travel management company where leading travel agencies participate as licensees in an international network, plus TRAVEL HELPLINE and Agent24, both of which offer communications support for AMG units.
Other units include Acclaim Meetings, focused on the meetings and incentive market, Affluent Traveler Vacations, targeting the global, upscale luxury market, and TravStar Technologies, Inc., a technology company.