Tripology, the leading online travel referral service, reports that its network of pre-screened travel specialists has reached 12,000. The company's travel specialists, known as Tripologists, boast more professional qualifications and travel industry affiliations than any other service of its kind.
"We're very proud of the Tripology network of travel specialists that provide trip planning expertise for consumers submitting trip requests via Tripology.com," said John T. Peters, president and CEO of Tripology. "Building our network with a focus on quality not quantity validates the work we're doing to match consumers with the right travel specialists to plan their travels."
Over the past year, Tripology has announced a number of new alliances with national travel industry groups and consortia that not only speak to the breadth of the expertise of the online referral service's network, but also to its commitment to the travel industry, Peters said.
"At Tripology, we are about specialists. We can proudly say that our active Tripologists are Certified Travel Counselors, part of time-honored industry associations, or affiliated with well-known travel groups that, themselves, have stringent vetting processes," said Peters. "They are the experts that consumers are looking for. No other online travel referral or 'matching' service offers this focus.
"Today's travel consumers are seeking the help of true travel specialists - like our Tripologists who provide consumers with the travel planning savvy that they want. Now at 12,000 strong, we will continue to grow strategically to meet consumer demand for a true Tripology travel specialist," continued Peters.
Tripology says it provides the best of both worlds for travelers and travel professionals. For travelers, Tripology combines a simple yet detailed online trip request experience with access to travel professionals for the personal attention and service they seek. For travel specialists, Tripology is a cost-effective way to get qualified travel leads. It enables agents to harness the immense reach of the Web, and then work one-on-one with prospective clients to cultivate a customer for life.