There’s nothing to fear from this zoo, but the roar of success. Agents, join the pack and go wild over the exclusive deals that Jacqui Timmins and her roaring team of Deal Experts have found for your clients (and you!)

Far from being an apex predator out to poach your clients with online offers, the team at Travelzoo are here to help Agents get great deals for their clients. In an exclusive interview with Jacqui, we bust a few myths and we can share this week’s deal that agents can secure for their clients and for themselves. How about an exclusive, lip-smacking dinner with a celeb chef? Read on…

Travelzoo helps agents by negotiating and publishing the strongest holiday, cruise, hotel, restaurant, spa and entertainment deals from high-quality companies verified by Travelzoo’s Deal Experts as the best in the market.

 

What are some common misconceptions about Travelzoo?

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Without a doubt, the number one misconception we come across in the industry is that many believe we are either an OTA, group buying or deal-comparison site. We LOVE working with industry partners to enhance their business and we are a resource, not a threat.

“What many Agents don’t realise is that Travelzoo can act as a business partner for Agents and suppliers to reach engaged travellers by driving great deals to assist in filling capacity when needed and deliver a great return on investment”.

 

How does Travelzoo ensure its deals are the best?


Our Deal Experts research thousands of deals every week and use our Test Booking Centre to ensure all our published deals are available and easy to book. We are fiercely independent and aim to get the best in the market. We also object to many deals that just don’t make the cut.

How can Travelzoo help Agents?

We can be a time saver, a source of inspiration and a great benchmarking research tool. Any Agent can book any of our deals for themselves, their clients and family. There is an amazing opportunity for Agents to leverage the work of our Deal Experts to enhance their clients’ travel by providing incremental value-adds. As a result, the agent provides a great product and has the choice to charge a client service fee.

 

How has Travelzoo evolved in Australia?

Globally, Travelzoo has 25 offices in 11 countries. Here in Sydney, we have a highly talented team  that brings experience from across the travel and media sector. I joined Travelzoo Australia as GM in July 2017 to reshape the business and focus on bringing in the right people into the right roles. From travel consultants and staff with hotel, wholesale and insurance backgrounds, in addition to a qualified producer and publisher with strong journalism backgrounds. I am now confident in the amazing team we have in place and as a result, we will continue to grow and succeed in Australia.

 

I was just on Travelzoo.com and am now inspired! What’s your favourite deal at the moment?

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We have an amazing local deal with our partners Kensington St. Kitchen. Acclaimed chef Stanley Wong presents a New York fusion menu located inside the historic Old Rum Store building in Chippendale.

The set menu includes drinks for two at $99 and I have wasted no time booking in to take my entire family this week! Luckily for KARRYON readers, we have made this deal available here.

How can Agents learn more about Travelzoo?

With over 28 million members worldwide, Travelzoo is an independent travel deals media publisher that negotiates and publishes deals online.

If agents and suppliers have products they would like to have published to a closed highly engaged audience of over 670,000 members then they can get in touch with our Head of Sales, Vanessa Young on (02) 9220 5811 or [email protected] or visit our website to book straight away!

 

READ: $99 Contemporary Dining for 2 with Wine at Eastside Kitchen – the old Rum Store

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Written by Paul Chai, KARRYON contributor

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