TravelManagers has partnered with US-based Signature Travel Network to bolster its global luxury travel artillery.
The agreement will give TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) access to Signature Travel Network’s programs and supplier connections.
Grant Campbell, the company’s chief operating officer, said PTMs will gain access to the network’s strong luxury base along with an assortment of marketing tools, technology resources and training programs.
“That includes access to Signature’s VIP Hotel and Resorts program, which features more than a thousand luxury properties located in 90 countries as well as its Land & Tour program with 85 preferred destination specialists in over 130 countries,” Campbell said.
“Signature Travel Network has been operating since 1956 and generated US$8 billion in annual sales in 2019 – with more than 50 per cent of its sales in luxury travel.”
The partnership followed extensive research on behalf of TravelManagers, including in-depth discussion with stakeholders, according to Campbell, who said TravelManagers is confident that Signature delivers the best possible offering to suit Australian travellers.
“There is already a strong weighting of high-end leisure sales amongst our PTMs,” he said.
“This new partnership will further empower them in this market, thanks to Signature’s standing as a global leader in luxury affinity product.”
However, it appears the ultimate beneficiaries of the new partnership will be TravelManagers’ PTMs’ customers, who will have access to loads of new benefits.
“The properties that participate in Signature’s VIP Hotels and Resorts program have all been carefully vetted and offer a suite of complimentary amenities and services, including meals, Wi-Fi, and other special benefits such as hotel and resort credits, complimentary spa treatments, airport transfers and more,” Campbell said.
Customers will also have access to VIP guest status, late check-outs, early check-ins and upgrades, while PTMs will have access to 25,000+ pages of proprietary online product content via TravelManagers’ intranet.
Featured image: TravelManagers Australia’s Chief Operating Officer – Grant Campbell (supplied)