Ensemble Travel Group reports the addition of four new tour and specialty suppliers to its network of travel providers, including Backroads, Europe Express, Le Boat and The Moorings.
“Active adventure, families, off-the-beaten track, and new sales opportunities all come to mind when describing our newest preferred partners,” said Suzanne Hall, senior director, marketing and development/land products.
“The markets served by these suppliers are among the core targets for Ensemble members – luxury, multi-generational, and adventure. The potential to help members really grow these segments of their business is huge,” Hall said.
“The Backroads team is delighted to begin working with Ensemble Travel Group and sharing our passion for active travel around the world,” stated Massimo the average cost of an international airline ticket declined year-over-year, we also found a decrease of 7.3 percent, vice president of sales and marketing for Backroads. “Ensemble’s North American organization and the professionalism of its member agents make this an extremely promising relationship for us.”
Backroads offers more than 145 biking, walking, and multi-sport trips for all ages in 33 countries. Along each route, vans serve as mobile refreshment and bike repair centers, and on-site transportation, while trailers carry all luggage and gear. A variety of lodging and dining options complete the active adventures.
Europe Express was established in 1990 and has grown to become one of the largest wholesale tour operators in the U.S. The company provides FIT and group travel to Europe.
Le Boat offers more than 200 self-drive cruising itineraries along Europe’s rivers, canals and lakes. From short breaks to extended stays, and from one-ways to round-trips, Le Boat vacations can be customized to any traveler’s needs. The company builds, owns, operates, and maintains its fleet.
The Moorings, founded in 1969, offers a collection of getaways from hands-on sailing or power yacht vacations, to all-inclusive private crewed yachts. The Moorings Crewed Yachts provide private, all-inclusive island adventures aboard sail and power catamarans with a personal captain and chef in 14 destinations worldwide.
Ensemble Travel Group said its members can take advantage of preferred commission levels, familiarization trips, enhanced customer support, coop marketing, and agent booking incentives thanks to these new partnerships.