Travel Experts reports it has upgraded its member services by creating an agent-centric site that showcases their agents expertise. Travelers can find specific travel consultant expertise by using the site’s search engine to seek out professionals based on name, location, travel specialty and destinations.
A list of consultants is also available in alphabetical order or by region, Travel Experts says.
The site features customized pages for each of Travel Experts’ independent contractor agents. The pages feature descriptions of each travel consultant, their location, and sections where they can post photos, discuss recent trips, promote their specialties and describe themselves, their company and their travel philosophies. There’s also a map that shows where agents have traveled, giving potential customers an idea of their expertise and knowledge base, Travel Experts notes.
“We looked at other travel sites and most of them seemed to just focus on travel and travel deals,” said Sharon Fake, director of operations at Travel Experts. “We wanted a site that would shine the spotlight on our ever-growing network of independent travel consultants. This was a way for them to show off their experience and skills and match up expertise to client needs.”
“The new site really focuses on the attributes and expertise of the agents that make up Travel Experts,” said Laura Madrid of Resort to Laura Madrid, another of Travel Experts’ agencies. “It does not spend time promising anything more than the fact that many of the best agents in the industry are affiliated with Travel Experts.”
Travel Experts, Inc. was established in 1989 as a host agency, designed to support and promote the businesses of independent agents. Travel Experts is a member of Virtuoso.