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On location with Ensemble

With the addition of 11 new Ensemble “On Location” partners, the Ensemble Travel Group is giving its members greater access to the organization’s global network of local destination experts. New to the program are Abercrombie & Kent Southeast Asia/Thailand, Peru, Morocco, Kenya, and Tanzania; Aloschi & Bassani Group (Italy); Bespoke Excursions (worldwide); Elite Travel LTD (Croatia); Cruise Services (Monaco and France); SMS Travel (Malta); and VIPHanse Touring (Germany). Suzanne Hall, senior director, marketing and development, land products, who heads up the product line in Ensemble’s New York office, explained that: “The Ensemble On Location program has really exploded in the last few years, morphing from just a handful to its current portfolio of nearly 80 in-destination partners. The concierge-like service provides members with all the global resources they need to offer their most discriminating clients authentic travel experiences, highly personalized attention, and local assistance. Plus, the fact that you can’t put a price tag on some of these itineraries and adventures, there is tremendous revenue potential for the agent and much higher satisfaction levels for the consumer.” Ensemble members will have the opportunity to network and meet one-on-one with many of the On Location partners at the 2012 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference, set for Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 at Red Rock Resort Las Vegas. The roundtable exchange for On Location, hotelier and specialty partners will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 20) to accommodate suppliers who come from all over the world to attend.

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