Underscoring the growing importance of a full range of marketing support to growth minded independent agents, host agency Nexion signed a marketing agreement with GTM Travel Group. The agreement enables GTM’s members to gain access to Nexion’s enhanced host agency support system and the full range of Nexion training and services.
“GTM represents a diverse group of agents who sell leisure travel," said Jackie Friedman, general manager of Nexion. "We’re looking forward to expanding the Nexion family with this quality collection of travel professionals.”
Launched in 2001 and headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, GTM ranks among the most prominent host agencies with more than 400 members. Nexion, serving more than 2,000 independent travel agents, is a business unit of Network, one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance solutions for the travel industry.
“We have the benefits of size and strength, and the best collection of technology tools and training programs to help our member agents make money and superior service to their customers,” said Friedman.
In addition to Nexion’s full-service operational support and business development resources, GTM agents will be able to enhance their sales efforts in multiple ways via this marketing agreement. Highlights include:
* exclusive cruise group space
* proven training courses for entry-level, intermediate, and advanced agents
* access to broad global distribution system (GDS) content
* unique marketing programs
* advanced booking tools
* the unmatched strength and resources available via Sabre Travel Network
“GTM has served its member agents well for nearly a decade, and the time is right to enhance the scope of services we provide to our loyal members,” said Don Gould, chairman and CEO of GTM. “The transition from GTM to Nexion will be seamless; there are many operating similarities between the companies. Our agents will have tools, resources and support services available to them that only a company like Nexion can provide.”
Nexion is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited agency, which has been an industry pioneer and a host agency since 1995. Nexion seeks to help independent travel professionals accelerate their success and operate more efficiently and profitably by reducing costs and increasing revenues.
Nexion provides ticketing, operations, fulfillment support and marketing services (through their sister company, Trams) and with Nexion’s alliance with Vacation.com’s Engagement program. This allows members to focus on selling travel. Nexion does not sell directly to consumers or compete with its members.