MENTORING & SUPPORT

AFFILIATING WITH AVENUE TWO TRAVEL GRANTS ACCESS TO:

  • A dedicated liaison who is a "go-to" person for any questions

  • At least one week of on-site training that covers technology, Virtuoso, and marketing

  • One-on-one time with experienced advisors

  • Membership to Avenue Two Travel online community where questions and answers are shared

  • Opportunities for educational travel (FAM)

  • Access to online database for hotel and destination research

GLOBAL NETWORK

AFFILIATING WITH AVENUE TWO TRAVEL GRANTS ACCESS TO:

  • Air Department with commissionable air tickets

  • Membership to esteemed Virtuoso network

  • Preferred status with global travel suppliers

  • Access to private supplier websites and promotions

  • Attend trainings & events with world-wide travel providers

  • Onsite contacts around the globe

TECHNOLOGY

AFFILIATING WITH AVENUE TWO TRAVEL GRANTS ACCESS TO:

  • Microsoft Office 365 & personalized email set up

  • SABRE reservation system access

  • Equipment leasing including laptops

  • Client Base - client management software access & training

  • Users of Axus itinerary builder

  • Accounting assistance, commission tracking & collections

    • Did we mention commission chasing ? We'll be the bad guys to ensure you get your unpaid commissions​

AIR DEPARTMENT

Air Travel is an essential part of our industry. The ability to issue tickets and monitor changes and delays is a hallmark of a truly full service travel experience. 

Having a team of air experts allows advisors to spend more time working with clients as opposed to researching air contracts, learning GDS systems (we use Sabre!), and possibly missing revenue opportunities. 

REVENUE

OPPORTUNITIES

RESEARCH

The Air Department has access to contracts that provide commission on airfare
(sometimes even in economy!)

Our Air Specialists research flights, fares and schedules and can turn around quotes in a matter of hours

MONITOR

The Air Department monitors all tickets they issue for changes, cancellations and world events that may affect client's travel

If issues arise, the Air Department works with you to uncover appropriate solutions for each client

SAVE TIME

The Air Department can make changes to tickets issued in house, avoiding long wait times to call centers

Our Air Specialists research flights, fares and schedules and can turn around results for you within 24 hours. 

MARKETING

AFFILIATING WITH AVENUE TWO TRAVEL GRANTS ACCESS TO:

  • Profile featured on Avenue Two Travel website

  • Personalized direct mail pieces, brochures, & catalogs

  • Customizable email marketing campaigns

  • Participation in lead generation programs

PREFERRED PARTNERSHIPS

Many hotels and suppliers run special programs that offer special amenities and benefits to select travel agencies. Avenue Two Travel is a member of many such programs. Most have private websites for partner advisors and dedicated contacts on property. Being a member also provides VIP perks for clients like upgrades, priority on waitlists and even deeper discounted advisor site inspection rates!

BENEFITS
  • Elevated client experience

  • Extra amenities

    • Room upgrades​

    • Complimentary breakfasts

    • Resort Credits

    • Personalized welcome amenities

    • VIP Treatment

  • Priority special requests

  • Enhanced commissions

  • Issue Resolution

  • Specialized training

VIRTUOSO MEMBER

LEADING LUXURY CONSORTIA

Virtuoso is the network of the best luxury travel agencies and preferred partners (hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators) in the world. As a member of the prestigious Virtuoso network, Avenue Two Travel advisors have access to powerful marketing, training tools, and networking events, plus exclusive technology and data tracking. ​
 

Virtuoso.com

Advisors have access to Virtuoso’s password-protected online database,  providing frontline consultants with real-time, worldwide information and resources.

events

Virtuoso events are legendary – from Virtuoso Travel Week Global in Las Vegas with over 5,000 attendees to regional forums, you will have the opportunity to enhance industry communication, talk about issues, and foster relationships through networking and shared
experiences.

virtuoso voyages

Our partnerships with the world’s leading luxury cruise lines give Avenue Two travelers complimentary extras and perks, like shipboard credits, exclusive shore excursions, welcome aboard receptions, and dedicated onboard hosts, private transportation, specialty dining, and pre-paid gratuities.

marketing

Our advisors have access to personalized supplier marketing.Be it postcards, periodicals, emails, or private websites, we make sure your clients know your name.

professional development

Access study tours and comprehensive online training programs 24/7. Geared to both new and seasoned professionals, choose from over 1000 live and recorded webinars on suppliers, destinations, marketing, sales, etc.

preferred suppliers

Virtuoso's on-site and tour portfolio has over 200 suppliers and their hotel program boasts over 1,100 properties in more than 100 countries worldwide.These connections provide client benefits like VIP treatment and recognition, custom-tailored experiences, exclusive access,and much more.

TRAINING

New affiliates spend a week at Avenue Two Travel headquarters in Villanova, PA. You will receive training on vital software (Client Base), leveraging preferred partnerships, marketing opportunities, the "how tos" of selling travel, using all Virtuoso has to offer, and more. You will also spend one-on-one time with a number of experienced advisors who share their personal best practices and tips.​

After initial training, the dedicated affiliate liaison is available for additional training and questions as needed. Affiliates are also eligible for exciting educational travel opportunities to further expand their knowledge of the world. 

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