TRAVELSAVERS Adds Six Preferred Suppliers for 2019

The American Queen
American Queen Steamboat Company's American Queen

Six new suppliers will join the preferred suppliers list for TRAVELSAVERS next year, which includes over 100 approved preferred suppliers.

The new additions include the American river cruise line American Queen Steamboat Company, river cruise company AmaWaterways, international tour operator Goway Travel, small ship cruise company Victory Cruise Lines, private guided tour company Buffalo Tours and India destination experts Trail Blazer Tours. Nicole Mazza, TRAVELSAVERS’ chief marketing officer, described the additions show as a reflection of an increasing desire for immersive experiences.

“Whether travelling domestically or internationally, agents are being challenged to offer opportunities that bring travelers closer to places they go, from meeting locals to exclusive destination excursions,” said Mazza.

DAILY NEWS & DEALS NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

Mazza highlighted Victory Cruise Lines’ new Yucatan Peninsula offering that includes a private sunrise visit to Chichen Itza and a local shaman experience, saying “it’s chances like these, to reflect and experience the authentic, that define the new travel experience.”

TRAVELSAVERS’ retail chain includes over 2,500 full-service travel agencies in more than 35 countries, generating over $22 billion in annual travel sales. In addition to its more than 100 preferred suppliers, TRAVELSAVERS also offers 61 contracted air suppliers, 34 on-location suppliers and 30,000 hotels through its global hotel program. TRAVELSAVERS also features an exclusive territory system based on populations of 50,000, allowing agency owners to keep control over clients and leads in their area.

Related Stories

Ensemble Travel Group Adds 15 Preferred Partners

Carnival, WESTA Sign Preferred Supplier Agreement

Virtuoso Adds Access Culinary Trips, PrivateFly as Preferred Suppliers

Travel Industry Exchange Offers Suppliers Popular Panel Speaking Opportunities for Second Year in A Row

Suggested Articles:

The island hoped to surpass 5 million visitors, but U.S. sanctions and travel restrictions severely cut into American visitor numbers. Read more here.

A number of new flights out of Boston and Delta’s new private jet partnership lead this week’s air travel news. Here’s what you need to know.

The new 18-hole course will be exclusive to guests at the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa, which opened in February 2018.