Travel Leaders Franchise Group has unveiled its Travel Leaders In-Country Partners - a network of Destination Management Companies (DMC) in over 80 countries on six continents. Travel Leaders In-Country Partners will serve as a resource to Travel Leaders members whose clients – whether traveling for leisure or business – require custom FIT service, Travel Leaders said. The program is part of the group's Luxury Center of Excellence.
“When we first laid the foundation for Travel Leaders’ Luxury Center of Excellence, it was clear that in order for our members to effectively compete in the lucrative luxury and experiential marketplace, we needed to provide them with access to an extraordinary array of destination services,” explained Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group.
“Through the creation of Travel Leaders In-Country Partners, our members have access to some of the premier DMCs around the world. We’ve carefully hand-picked each DMC for its years in business, stellar reputations and skill in designing truly exceptional experiences. Our members’ leisure and business clients will be in great hands through this innovative new luxury addition," Block said.
According to Travel Leaders Vice President Perry Lungmus, Travel Leaders In-Country Partners can provide expertise, including:
• Customized, enriching experiences throughout the world
• 24/7 VIP ground assistance of all types
• Special access to museums, venues, people and places
• Unique accommodations with special amenities
• Private guides
• Above and beyond in-country knowledge and expertise
“Travel Leaders In-Country Partners enables our members to provide clients with unique and special services, along with insider access, for top destinations around the world. In turn, this will help our members be even more proactive value-add travel experts, helping them to build client loyalty and retention for the exceptional insights and experiences they’ve offered," Lungmus said.
Each of Travel Leaders’ In-Country Partners is currently featured in a directory on Mercavia, Travel Leaders’ proprietary membership extranet site. According to Lungmus, Travel Leaders will soon be launching a searchable website that will provide exhaustive detail about each In-Country Partner.
“Travel Leaders In-Country Partners, along with the rest of our Luxury Center of Excellence portfolio, helps further differentiate our member agencies that can provide consistent added value,” stated Lungmus. “The market is there – now our members have the resources, tool and training they need to tap into this lucrative and growing travel segment.”