Tripology, the online travel referral service, has announced the launch of the company's new Travel Industry Supporter Program designed to benefit registered Tripologists who book travel with participating providers. A few of the participating supporters are Avalon Waterways, Globus, Trafalgar, Collette Vacations, Hurtigruten, Hariworld, CenTrav, Variety Cruises, Pacific Delight and more. Tripology will continue to engage new supporters in the upcoming weeks.
"When a Tripologist books with a program provider, that provider reimburses the cost of the lead to the agent," said Veronique Deblois, vice president of travel trade sales and marketing for Tripology. "In these tough economic times, many suppliers had contacted us asking for ways to support the agent community."
Tripology says the new program benefits travel specialists by offering the opportunity to garner free lead credits for bookings made with participating industry supporters. Meanwhile, industry supporters gain exposure to new clients via Tripology's 12,500 registered travel specialists, marketing opportunities towards the agent community, dedicated relationship manager, and more.
"We are very pleased to offer this new program that effectively helps agents stretch their marketing dollars while being assured they are booking travel for their clients with high quality, pre-qualified industry providers that have been hand-selected to participate in this novel new program," said John T. Peters, president and CEO of Tripology.
Tripology has received and processed more than 85,000 trip requests since the consumer launch of Tripology.com in June 2007. Registration is free for the site and there are no membership fees and no minimum purchase is necessary. Specialists only purchase the leads they want.
For a complete list of Tripology's Travel Industry Supporter Program participating providers, registered specialists can access their dashboard at tripology.com/agent. Other agents and industry suppliers can get additional information at www.tripology.com/supplierprogram.