Tripology, the leading interactive travel referral service, reports it has signed a preferred alliance agreement with Travel Leaders (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates). The deal will launch a relationship with the Travel Leaders network of nearly 500 U.S.-based franchised travel agency locations, according to John T. Peters, Tripology’s president and CEO. "As the only dedicated travel referral service showcased by Travel Leaders, we look forward to working with all of their travel specialists to help them maximize the Tripology service,” Peters said.
"This new alliance with Tripology further enhances Travel Leaders' member offerings, providing our Associates with the benefits of exclusive promotions and training opportunities to successfully capitalize on Tripology's qualified traveler leads," said Roger E. Block, president of The Travel Franchise Group, of which Travel Leaders is the flagship brand.
"With more than 75,000 trip requests processed since the consumer launch of Tripology.com in June 2007 and a rapidly growing network of 11,000 plus travel specialists, an ever-increasing number of agents have found our service to be an effective way to boost business in these tough economic times," said Veronique Deblois, vice president of travel trade sales and marketing for Tripology. "Through this alliance Travel Leaders' agents can effectively harness the reach of the Internet with Tripology travel leads and access new customers seeking their specific travel planning expertise."
Tripology.com has been designed to be easy and risk free for specialists to join and use whenever they seek incremental business. Registration is free; there are no membership fees and no minimum purchase necessary. Specialists only purchase the leads they want.