The Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST) announced that in 2019 it will add six companies to its list of over 100 preferred suppliers.
Next year’s additions will include American waterways exploration group American Queen Steamboat Company, river cruise company AmaWaterways, international tour operator Goway Travel, small-ship cruise company Victory Cruise Lines, private guided tour company Buffalo Tours and the India-focused Trail Blazer Tours.
Kathryn Mazza-Burney, the president of NEST, said the new additions to the group’s preferred supplier list show the network’s depth, breadth and quality of offerings, giving home-based travel advisors the tools to compete effectively. “Geography makes developing robust relationships with suppliers more difficult for home-based advisors; but it’s critical to their success, which is why we’re so pleased to make these quality suppliers available,” she said in a written release.
NEST is a marketing group exclusively for home-based travel advisors. The 2019 entrants join NEST’s list of more than 100 preferred suppliers. The network also offers access to its 61 contracted air suppliers, 34 on-location suppliers and 30,000 hotels through its global hotel program. The organization provides home-based travel agents help with supplier negotiations, marketing, education, network and an assortment of technology solutions. NEST is a part of American Marketing Group.