April 30, 2017
Travel Leaders Network Announces New Distinctive Voyages Private Car and Driver Amenity & AmaWaterways Block Space Program
Seven luxury cruise sailings will feature private Car and Driver options and 50 AmaWaterways cruises have been added that will provide additional revenue for Member agencies
Orlando, FL (April 30, 2017) – Today, Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeadersNetwork.com) – the travel industry’s largest travel agency organization – announced details of a new Distinctive Voyages offering where clients can select a private “Car and Driver” amenity. Distinctive Voyages is a Travel Leaders Network exclusive hosted cruise collection of sailings that features complimentary added amenities such as a Private Cocktail Reception, an Exclusive Shore Event and the expertise of a Distinctive Voyage Host on board each sailing. Travel Leaders Network also surprised Members by announcing 50 AmaWaterways sailings that will feature enhanced commissions. Both announcements were made during Travel Leaders Network’s International Conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the private Car and Driver added amenity to our already successful Distinctive Voyages offerings. This will be particularly appealing to our more affluent travelers,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “In addition to high-end clients, this program will provide our Members with another way to delight any traveler seeking a more personalized and individualized experience while exploring new destinations while their cruise ship is in port.”
The private Car and Driver exclusive experience will be offered on a select number of luxury voyages on Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Silversea Cruises at launch; with other cruise lines added for 2018. Clients will have the option of selecting a private car and driver with a guided tour in select ports or they may take advantage of a private car and driver for a specified length of time – allowing the client to determine for themselves where to go and what to see. This exclusive added amenity will be available for sailings beginning Fall 2017.
Along with the new private Car and Driver amenity, each Distinctive Voyages sailing continues to feature:
- Services of a Distinctive Voyages Host: The onboard Distinctive Voyages Host is thoroughly vetted and only the most exceptional candidates are selected. Among other criteria, all Distinctive Voyage Hosts are required to possess experience hosting groups, in-depth knowledge of the destinations, and maintain a booking history placing clients on Distinctive Voyages sailings.
- Private cocktail reception: Clients have an exclusive opportunity to get to know the other passengers in the Distinctive Voyages group, as well as their host, over cocktails and appetizers.
Also, just announced, Travel Leaders Network’s travel agents will now have access to the Block Space Program which offers members’ clients added amenities as well as enhanced commission as part of AmaWaterways Exclusive Block Space Program. This unique selling advantage for Travel Leaders Network Members will be made available on more than 50 sailings. Some of those sailings include: a romantic Danube River cruise from Vilshofen, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary; the Taste of Bordeaux sailing along the Garonne River; or the Tulip Time Cruise in Amsterdam.
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com. Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.