Trafalgar is launching an online Trip Gift Registry that will enable travelers to register their upcoming tours and allow relatives and friends to make a contribution to pay for part or all of the trip as a vacation, graduation, anniversary or birthday gift, or for any occasion the traveler is celebrating.
Travelers who have booked any 2009 Trafalgar Tour can now create a Trip Gift Registry online at www.trafalgarregistry.com. Once a traveler has registered their upcoming trip, they can download and send personalized announcement cards to their relatives and friends to let them know on what tour they have registered and invite them to contribute.
Travelers can also set up a personal travel website and blog through the Trip Gift Registry site to keep their own friends and relatives up to date on all the details of their trip and allow them to be a part of the vacation experience. An online digital photo album program (for posting an unlimited number of photographs) is also included. All of the Trip Gift Registry site's features are available free of charge to the traveler, though there is a small handling fee charged to the individual making the gift.
Relatives and friends can visit the site to make their gift contribution, view the traveler's website and photo gallery, as well as send a personalized gift card to the traveler to notify them of the gift contribution.
"In these difficult financial times, we know many people still want to get away and take a vacation," said Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar. "We look forward to our agency partners supporting and communicating this new feature to help convert more bookings into completed sales."
For more information, travel agents can visit www.trafalgarregistry.com or Trafalgar Tours' main website at www.trafalgartours.com or call 800-854-0103. Brochures can be ordered online at www.trafalgartours.com (travel agent section).