In 2008 Ensemble will sustain its strong marketing and promotional programs, Mannix says. This will include expansion of its hotel program with the addition of a staffer to manage its growth. Ensemble’s hosted and amenity cruise program has also expanded to 1,000 giving members an exclusive wedge to expand sales.
Also planned is the celebration of Ensemble’s 40th anniversary at its annual conference October 15-19 at the Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas. Regional marketing meetings are also slated for April 25-26 in San Francisco and May 2-3 in Ft. Lauderdale.
Ensemble was formed in 1968 as the Greater Independent Association of National Travel Sellers (GIANTS), one of the first agency owned cooperatives. Details of Ensemble’s program will be featured in a future edition of Travel Agent. Visit www.ensembletravel.com.