Adventure World – They use ATI, America4You and RMHT. Adventure World says there has been a lot of competition from OTAs in their space.
Excite Holidays – They are a leading global travel wholesaler with a presence in Australia/New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Greece, the UK and now in the US. They have over 10,000 direct contracts and also use Tourico, Hotel Beds, Bonitel and Expedia.
Helloworld – They have a fly drive from Seattle to SF with ATI which “is not doing badly”. They use ATI, Bonitel and GTA. They have a relationship with Avis.
House of Travel- They are the largest New Zealand owned and operated retail travel company with 2000 staff and 70 stores. They prefer to be in smaller communities and use ATI, GTA and Expedia
Infinity – This is Flight Centre Groups’ flagship wholesale brand. They have a self- drive strategy and like beyond the gateways. They also are into camper vans. They provide the wholesale product for Flight Centre.
Itravel – An independent with 19 franchise stores and 60 mobile agents. They use Qantas Holidays, Hotel Beds and would like more itineraries.
Luxury Escapes – they are a luxury travel site which has become Australia’s premier online destination for luxury holidays. They have 2.6 MILLION members and use all platforms including TV, radio, print, SEO, SEM, social to reach the members. They even have a national TV show. They want a minimum of 4-star properties and contract directly. They put together 3, 5, 7 and 10-night packages with value adds. They need allocations however.
Venture Far – This is a premium FIT luxury brand with the tag line “Naturally Curious”. They use Bonitel, ATI, Tourico, Hotel Beds and GTA. They are very interested in a new itinerary from SF to Crescent City.
Mastercard Loyalty Australia – Offer Platforms – MC Australia offers a variety of loyalty programs to their card holders. Many of the offers are loaded directly into a customer’s credit card. Offers can be a discount or value added. The options are varied.
Travel Zoo – Travel Zoo is much more than just a discount site. They will develop story concepts to develop inspiration, create exclusive offers and furnish tracking. They have 700,000 mostly affluent subscribers in Australia. As of now they have no north coast product. The contact is Vanessa Young, Head of Sales – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webjet – They claim to be the largest on- line travel agency in the two counties. They are larger than Expedia in the market with 2 million subscribers and 5 million monthly visitors. They specialize in packaging air, hotel, car rentals and attractions into a deal. They want to develop more packages and are working with Visit CA. They send 5000 passengers to CA monthly and contract directly with airlines.
7Travel – The latest brand from Australia’s number one media business, South West Media. They have also linked with Ignite Travel Group. Possible opportunities for TV show co-ops but we would have to coordinate with Visit CA. They will contact us.
Ignite – Linked with 7Travel, they have their own TV channel. They are expanding into the US and contract directly. Rod Carrington is the head of product development – email@example.com
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