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Unlock your business potential: The 5 secrets of highly successful travel professionals

For an industry that prizes individuality over a group mentality, even travel entrepreneurs need dedicated support and service systems to achieve their business growth and goals. So, why go it alone when you can join a network with global reach and elevate your business without losing your individual appeal?

For an industry that prizes individuality over a group mentality, even travel entrepreneurs need dedicated support and service systems to achieve their business growth and goals. So, why go it alone when you can join a network with global reach and elevate your business without losing your individual appeal?

Many independent travel advisors see their business journey plateau in terms of sales leads and marketing momentum but struggle with how to move forward due to a lack of resources or time.

Envoyage offers a platform for individuals to contribute to a collective journey that enhances their current business capabilities and propels that success into the future.

It creates a central hub of the Envoyage brands across five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. 

Members can tap into the learnings of the sector’s most experienced and successful travel entrepreneurs with all the support, systems and community they need to future-proof their business and take it to the next level.

Envoyage knows there is strength in numbers, surrounding its advisors and agencies with a robust product network, enhanced ecosystems and a central community of like-minded travel professionals. Here’s how to make their success into yours:

1. Instant access to an augmented product hub

Envoyage Worldwide All supplier partners and staff
All partners and staff in Santiago, Chile for Worldwide 2024.

There is no better way to grow sales and attract and service clients than unrivalled access to a comprehensive suite of diverse products across air, cruise, hotels, tours, activities and more, powered by Flight Centre Travel Group.

Envoyage partners with more than 150 preferred suppliers and offers exclusive wholesale and commissionable product through CruiseHQ and MyHolidays to bring extraordinary choices for agents and clients for every traveller and every journey.

This expansive product marketplace also delivers direct connectivity and rich content through TPConnects air NDC technology, enabling advisors to build the ideal and personalised itinerary for their clients.

2. An extensive yet integrated ecosystem

An integrated platform of product, services, tools and technologies.

Streamline how you do business with everything at your fingertips in one easy-to-use and manageable platform. Envoyage distils the wider range of available FCTG systems and processes into an integrated desktop suite of products, services, tools and technologies.

The Home platform provides everything you need to effectively manage and ticket bookings, create itineraries and stay connected with your clients while also tapping into the support of industry experts.

Members benefit from streamlined operations for increased efficiency which, in turn, allows you to deliver exceptional service to your clients.

Mind & Body Travel Co-Founder Mark Hodgson, an Envoyage member, appreciates the ability to strategically steer the niche startup with the safety net and seamless support Envoyage provides.

“I like knowing I can run my business as I want but have the systems, product and support of a market-leading organisation in the travel industry,” he said.

3. A real return on your investment

Envoyage launch Nick Queale Welcome Note
General Manager Australia Nick Queale at the official brand launch event in Sydney.

Envoyage leverages the sheer scale, size, experience and expertise of Flight Centre Travel Group to empower its members to profit through exceptional commercial returns.

As a global network, its negotiating strength and unrivalled buying power ensure advisors benefit from exclusive partnerships and highly competitive deals with suppliers, wholesalers and buyers available through its diverse product offerings.

This allows members to maximise business profitability with ease and pass that exceptional value onto clients.

4. Building a personal brand presence

Envoyage Worldwide Santiago pre dinner drinks
Pre-dinner sunset drinks in Santiago, Chile.

Envoyage-branded members can take advantage of the latest marketing assets, business support, resources and strategic investments designed to elevate their brand presence and stand out in a crowded travel landscape.

While it only launched in February 2024, Envoyage elaborates on the established and globally known FCTG Independent entities that shaped and paved the path for the new singular brand.

Advisors can leverage the recognition and recall of a strong, competitive brand identity to their advantage and integrate this to build their own personal brand.

With comprehensive marketing support and innovative tools, Envoyage advisors can effectively promote their specialist travel services, attract new clients and grow their travel business with confidence.

5.  Engaging with like-minded travel entrepreneurs

FCTG Full Icons Group at Vienna Art History Museum
2023 Icons on Uniworld Boutique River Cruises trip from Budapest to Vienna.

As a principal brand for independent travel agents and agencies, Envoyage cultivates a culture of engagement that brings together experienced consultants from all areas of the industry for an annual calendar of global events, networking and opportunities to celebrate and collaborate.

These include the annual Icons experience that rewards and recognises top performers with luxury experiences, such as last year’s Uniworld Europe river cruise and the upcoming Maldives trip in 2024, plus the first-ever Worldwide global event, which attracted 300-plus travel professionals from five countries to Santiago, Chile for the inaugural event this year.

Delegates at Envoyage's Worldwide 2024
Global Leadership Team at the Worldwide 2024 global event in Santiago.

Blake Travel’s Ashlea Blake, an Envoyage member, said Worldwide stood out as one of the industry’s best global conferences and events due to the calibre of attendants and their keen interest in initiating and nurturing long-lasting relationships.

“Within the elite group of travel advisors and industry partners, it was clear everyone understood the essence of connection and networking,” she said.

Envoyage member Ashlea Blake
Envoyage member Ashlea Blake at Worldwide 2024.

Creating a central hub and community camaraderie also ensures being independent doesn’t mean being alone.

National Travel Group Managing Director and Envoyage member David Sumich summed it up best, saying: “There is tremendous strength in connection and community.”

“By fostering a strong sense of belonging within the Envoyage network, National Travel Group can tap into vibrant local and global networks for maximum impact.”

Envoyage Zoran Panzich and David Sumich
Envoyage Australia Key Account Manager Zoran Panzich & Envoyage member David Sumich at the Worldwide event in Santiago.

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