TravelManagers, recognised as the 2019 winner of ‘Best Mobile Travel Advisor Network’ at the NTIA, is once again leading the charge with a new offering for agents, whether displaced, in hibernation, or ready for a fresh start. If you’re ready to reclaim your rightful place leading Australian travellers back to the planes, monuments, and sun loungers they have missed these past 20+ months, read on.
As spirits soar with interstate and international travel back on the agenda, and in-demand tour places and hotel rooms for 2022 (many with restricted capacity) beginning to book out already, are you ready for the boom? If you’re unsure or wavering in confidence, consider the comprehensive new TravelManagers RESET program to reignite your business.
Navigating the New Travel Norm
The TravelManagers RESET program has been carefully crafted to assist personal travel managers (PTMs) through this new era of travel.
Flexible cancellation policies are the new norm, country entry requirements are ever-changing, and last-minute is the new black. Staying on your toes in this new era of travel requires innovative thinking, strong minds, and a ton of support – all of which TravelManagers has in bucket loads.
Perhaps, pre-COVID, you already had an inkling that you’d like to run your business differently? Or maybe your experiences during the pandemic saw you seeking a new way of serving your clients (and yourself)? As Rumi once said, “What you seek is seeking you.” and the proactive and nurturing crew at TravelManagers is opening their doors wide open to you with their refreshed partnership opportunity.
Best of all? You can get set up with TravelManagers with no up-front costs!
The Opportunity to Reset Your Business
Once on board, access the TravelManagers month-long RESET training program.
You’ll discover the current best travel business practices and know-how required to deliver accurate and up-to-date advice to your clients. More importantly, this comprehensive program helps rebuild confidence as your old clients come knocking for informed advice and even better travel deals.
TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal and his team have had the foresight to spend the COVID period prepping for the return of travel. “The last 20 months, apart from the catastrophic effects on our industry, has diluted the confidence of even the most experienced travel consultants including some from our very professional network of PTMs.
With the positive news of international borders slowly opening and much more complexity in booking travel, we identified the need to create the RESET program, launched in November, to help update our PTMs on all areas across travel that have been impacted in various ways and to differing degrees by COVID. On completion of the program, many PTMs have reported being much more confident to look after their clients in the most professional manner. Never in the past has there been such a need to reset the way we do business and I believe our network is very well placed to succeed and grow in this post COVID world.”
You’ll not only be upskilled via the training team at TravelManagers. You’ll also receive support from key partners, including Amadeus. The fab new Amadeus COVID 19 link assesses by destination and by airline on each booking giving instant important information to assist the agent navigate the relevant travel requirements on behalf of their clients.
That’s not all. Thinking ahead, TravelManagers has partnered with Healius Pathology to connect you to a national network of PCR testing facilities. Great for pre- and post-flight COVID testing. We may not like it, but this is the current new travel norm, and it pays to be prepared.
Reduce the Overwhelm
Teresa Reyes, a PTM from Padstow Heights (NSW), has been raving about her reset “For me, the RESET Program has been a Godsend! Not only as a much-needed refresher but also for learning about the many new requirements I need to look out for to best guide my clients.
Getting back into all the procedures and processes can be a bit overwhelming. It helps so much to know I’m not alone in feeling this way. It’s especially comforting to know that our National Partnership Office (NPO) has my back in being prepared and in the best position possible to getting me back to what I do best. The RESET Program is just one of the many ways I have been supported by NPO. I am feeling very grateful and fortunate for all they do.”
Protect Yourself & Your Client
Tanya Patterson, a PTM from Clyde North in Victoria, also gave a huge thumbs up for the RESET initiative. “In November, NPO started a ‘RESET Your Business Program’ which has been extremely informative. This provided me with the best practices to confidently sell travel in a COVID-normal world. It has provided every PTM with the ability to up-skill on all facets of running our businesses. Also, with the volatile situation with lockdown rules, vaccination requirements, and quarantine there is protection for both the agent and the consumer in terms of their rights, responsibilities, and obligations.
The topics included updating Terms & Conditions, Finance, Supplier Partners, Fares and Ticketing, Marketing, Business Tools and a refresh on how to implement service fees. TravelManagers has provided the knowledge to process my client’s bookings. I also know where to go to find the requirements on each destination, airline or required travel documents.”
Are You Ready to Reset Your Future with TravelManagers?
If you’re ready to reset your future and navigate this new travel era with the support of a proactive agency filled with innovative thinkers, join TravelManagers today.
Through their comprehensive RESET program, aligned partnerships, and a raft of tools to upskill and stay up-to-date with, you can reclaim your travel-selling mojo. Is it time to revive your business with the level of care and support you deserve?
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