New Host Agency Lowers Membership Fee

vian reports that it is attracting a high volume of membership requests since its recent soft launch and said it expects to significantly surpass its membership target when the site officially goes live in January 2014.

Vian Andrews, founder and CEO of the travel network, also said that because of strong demand, the company is licensing its back office and lead-generating technology to industry partners. “The industry response to the launch of has been overwhelming. We are processing applications every day and welcoming top-notch, highly motivated travel professionals from around the country into the family,” said Andrews.

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“Thanks to the volume of respondents, we have also decided to reduce our up-front membership fee from $125 to just $50 between now and Christmas, with the option to subscribe to the Referral System (TRS) for $20 per month. Agents who opt-in can easily cover the minimal monthly cost with the revenues this powerful system will generate.”

Andrews said the back office technology has also been attracting interest from well-established host agencies in North America that seek to enhance their members’ lead generating prospects using the TRS platform. This technology allows their members to tap into the power of “word of mouth” that social media creates to reach an expanding number of new and motivated travelers, Andrews said.  

"We have already finalized agreements with World Travel Specialists of Delaware, as well as with a large Florida-based host agency.  We are also in discussion with several other hosts who are realizing the lead-generating power of our technology,” said Andrews.  

Andrews added: “The industry’s enthusiastic response to the launch of confirms that we are filling an urgent need in the market.  At its core, is a powerful, integrated social media tool that taps into the interactive power of the Internet to help home-based agents efficiently and cost-effectively generate leads" Andrews said.  

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"Pursing our strategy to ‘go social, go mobile,’ we are already working on a mobile version that will effectively reach the new generation of consumers whose smartphones are becoming a marvelous new portal to their travel world," Andrews said.”  


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