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TTC Launches Groups week on the 02nd of November

30th October 2020 - 4:30pm

Rachel Coffey (Director Business Development Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver & Luxury Gold for the UK & Ireland)

Rachel Coffey (Director Business Development Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver & Luxury Gold for the UK & Ireland)

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TTC launches Groups Week to inspire and support agents realise potential for group bookings in 2021 and beyond. Takes off on the 02nd of November!!!

 

All the tools, including other itineraries, will be available on TTC’s new agent-facing website for the UK & Ireland – CLICK HERE, a resource space dedicated to providing agents with all the assets and information they need to sell TTC’s award-winning touring brands.

 

The Travel Corporation’s touring brands – Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver and Luxury Gold – are today* launching Groups Week (2 – 6 November) during which they will share training videos, ideas, sample itineraries, and other travel agent support tools to help valued partners realise the opportunity of group bookings in a post pandemic travel world.

 

TTC’s touring brand brands believe that from the challenges of 2021, opportunities can grow in our new reality. One such area with potential for growth in 2021 and beyond is groups business in varying formats, be they a private bubble of 12 or more booking out an existing itinerary exclusively, or a bespoke trip geared towards a particular interest or passion point.

 

Throughout the week, the TTC team will be educating, energising and inspiring travel agents around the huge potential for group bookings, with the aim of tailor making itineraries at a time when many have agents have limited resource to dynamically package trips in the way they once did, or would like to, themselves.

 

Rachel Coffey (Director Business Development Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver & Luxury Gold UK & Ireland) said, “We know that there is pent-up demand for consumers to travel with their extended family or friendship groups, having missed spending time with them this year. We also know that during this time, many people leaned in their interests even more, be that cooking, gardening, art, music, wellness and more”.

 

“Our groups department has huge expertise in putting together bespoke itineraries across a variety of destinations and at varying price points, so we can really support agents to fulfil that growing desire for people to travel together in their interest groups. We’ll do the research and hard work in piecing it together so that agents just need to focus on closing the sale with their clients. We really want to be the solution to our valued trade partners in these difficult times, and our message is that anything is possible”.

 

TTC’s special groups team has crafted bespoke itineraries for a huge range of interests and sectors, including sport, health and wellbeing, military history and battlefields, art, food and wine, gardens, schools, religion, technical, cruise or incentives, with some examples including:

• Yoga and Wellness in North India.

• Art Lovers Trip of Europe.

• Sister Mary’s Pilgrimage of Hungary, Croatia, Italy and Greece.

• Stately Wine Route of France.

• Science and Space Marvels of the USA (for schools).

• Jewish Heritage Trip of World War II.

 

All the tools, including other itineraries, will be available on TTC’s new agent-facing website for the UK & Ireland - www.thetouringhub.com, a resource space dedicated to providing agents with all the assets and information they need to sell TTC’s award-winning touring brands.

 

In addition to focusing on specialist or exclusive groups, TTC’s brands have also innovated this year by adding a smaller group option of 16 – 28 guests to their existing portfolio, and have added a Wellbeing Director to their on-the-road team for the additional reassurance of guests, and in turn, agents.


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