The Travel Agent Next Door is not only signing up new agents at a rapid rate following a successful launch last month, the group has also been busy signing agreements with key suppliers that fit the group’s strategy for its agents.
“We are very pleased with the response to the launch of our business,” said Flemming Friisdahl, founder, The Travel Agent Next Door. “Suppliers have been very receptive to our business model and we are very pleased to announce the first group of suppliers we will be working with and supporting through our network.”
The Travel Agent Next Door will have 32 preferred and approved suppliers. The following is the first group being announced: Transat Holidays/Nolitours; Kensington Tours; Exotic Tours; Norwegian Cruise Lines; Princess Cruise Lines; Viking River Cruise Lines; Trafalgar Tours; Holiday House; Air Canada Vacations.
Friisdahl said suppliers have been impressed by The Travel Agent Next Door’s unique approach to agent compensation, which assures suppliers support from their agents.
“Our agents will be focused on our preferred and approved suppliers like no other group,” said Friisdahl.” They are motivated in every way to support them.”
He added, “Our supplier list is further augmented by our affiliation with TRAVELSAVERS and the Affluent Traveler Collection. While our agents are highly motivated to sell our preferred and approved suppliers, we recognize that in order to satisfy their customers on occasion, our agents need access to a wide range of suppliers and the TRAVELSAVERS and the Affluent Traveler Collection arrangement makes this possible.”
A further group of suppliers have been signed and will be announced soon.