The OSSN Travel Association reports a significant increase in new member registrations over the past year with 80 chapters, over 8,200 travel agent members and 160 allied supplier members.
The company also reports a rebranding, including a new logo, as well as the addition of a Regional Chapter Director position.
CCRA acquired OSSN and Travel Retailer Universal Enumeration Systems, Inc. (TRUE Coding System) earlier this year.
The addition of OSSN and TRUE Coding System to CCRA’s brand provides the opportunity for OSSN to reach a worldwide audience of travel agents, while remaining focused on the needs of the growing U.S. independent agency community, the company said.
Since the acquisition, OSSN has continued to run as a separate entity but has become a wholly owned subsidiary of CCRA. Founders of OSSN and TRUE, Gary and Melody Fee, remain in their roles as president and vice president, respectively.
Said Gary Fee, president of OSSN: “We look forward to establishing relationships with an even more diverse audience of travel professionals as our companies work together to find new and better ways to support the ever-changing needs of the independent travel agent community worldwide."
New branding includes a new logo consistent with CCRA company divisions. The OSSN website will be redesigned early next year.
Based on travel agent feedback, OSSN’s new company logo features the tagline, “Independent Travel Professional Network,” and its new branding reflects the changing preferences and needs of independent travel planning professionals, OSSN said.