TRAVELSAVERS celebrates 50 years at the annual Travel Market conference | Tech US News


“There is a lot to celebrate with our 50thth birthday but it goes beyond that. Together with our advisors and partners, we have achieved a lot over the years. Our philosophy is firmly anchored in our family culture, the base formed by the shared values, skills and spirit of our team”, said Mazza.

“What Rick Mazza started 50 years ago, serving the travel agency community has continued to grow through innovation, creativity, service, technology and our people, who have contributed to our success and will guide us for the next 50 years.” he added .

The conference kicked off with a full day of interactive workshops for advisors on how to improve their businesses with TRAVELSAVERS products and services. More than 100 preferred suppliers participated in the fair, including individual hotel partners, plus hands-on immersion sessions allowed advisors to try and enjoy unique experiences. Senior managers from trade associations and preferred partners also participated in informative panels. The event ended on a high note with an awards gala dinner during which both travel advisors and partners were recognized.


Despite global events and economic uncertainty, travel sentiment is strong, pointing to a brighter future. TRAVELSAVERS US and Canadian parent company AMG affiliates, and NEST have brought in new agencies representing $480 million in preferred vendor sales to date this year, with many more under consideration.

Projections are strong for all types of travel, with year-over-year growth in insurance at 63%, hotel revenue at 40% and room nights at 24%, cruise sales at 29%, land at 24% and cruise group sales by 15%. %, and suite sales are also on the rise. Land travel saw the biggest increase, with Europe and domestic destinations the highest, growing by more than 50%.

The staff has also grown with several key appointments. In Canada, Jane Clementino joined as Senior Vice President and General Manager of TRAVELSAVERS Canada earlier this summer, Marylene Lupien as Director of Business Development, as well as Monique Lalonde, Director of Strategic Partnerships in Canada. New US hires include Kelly Koehler, NEST Business Analyst, Maureen Bourcy, NEST Plus Business Analyst, and Mary Kaye Zanatta, Director of Supplier Relations.


Several new preferred supplier partnerships were announced at the conference, including:

  • Cruise: Explora Journeys – new luxury lifestyle cruise brand; Quark Expeditions: Polar Adventures
  • Tour: Exoticca: global operator of the FIT group; Adventure World Travel: FIT global operator
  • Air: Emirates, ITA Airways and L Compagnie
  • Others: MHS Worldwide: Global luxury transportation; Venture Ashore: Global Shore Excursions

“We are delighted to announce several new travel suppliers who have joined our strong portfolio of preferred partners in recent months,” said Mazza. “We continue to monitor the needs of our advisors and explore new opportunities to expand to offer them the products and services that help them meet the distinctive needs of their clientele. Our preferred suppliers are a key part of our business and we are proud of our long-standing relationships, many of which span our entire 52-year history. We also look forward to long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our new partners.”

In addition to the above vendors, TRAVELSAVERS has partnered with several Tourism Bureaus and CVBs to expand their reach and promote their destinations. These include: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Bermuda Tourism, Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tourism New Zealand, Discover Puerto Rico and Saudi Tourism Authority.


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