ClubMed, TUI, Mercury, If Only, Stuba and Intrepid – these are the impressive travel names that have recently signed up as our Key Trade Partners (KTP).
These suppliers join the likes of Gold Medal, Classic Collection, ITC Travel and Jet2holidays to bring the number of KTPs working closely with us to 45.
So what are KTPs and what will it mean to you if you invest in a franchise and become a homeworking travel consultant with us?
While every single one of our agents can sell holidays from over 450+ travel suppliers, we form close strategic partnerships with KTPs in order to give you (and them) a competitive edge.
Not only do we meet each month to discuss exclusive promotions, but KTPs also work closely with us to provide training programmes, advice, assist with bookings and FAM trips.
“We’re so excited to be forging even closer ties with these key suppliers,” says Paul Harrison, co-founder of Not Just Travel and The Travel Franchise.
Gold Medal is a long-standing KTP and has seen the relationship go from strength-to-strength over the last year.
“Not Just Travel is one of the fastest growing and innovative homeworking agencies – it’s a pleasure to work with them. We enjoy a strong, strategic partnership through training, sharing and sourcing key offers and exclusive deals, as well as hosting many NJT agents on FAM trips to help increase their product knowledge,” says Gold Medal trade partnership manager Nichola Marston.
Since launching our Cruise Mastery Programme, we now have 15 cruise KTPs, including Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).
Last year we partnered with NCL to host our first Seminar at Sea on its luxurious Norwegian Prima ship, with over 200 agents joining us for the week-long company cruise.
As well as experiencing the new ship, they also attended workshops and tours from experts.
This month, we will run our second Seminar at Sea, this time taking agents on a one-week Virgin Voyages cruise. Agents will get to explore the adult-only ship, experience destinations such as Ibiza and Cannes, and brush up their cruise knowledge.
Other KTPs also support our trips overseas. These include Beachcomber Resorts, who often host our Elite Experiences in Mauritius. As one consultant Warren says:
“The trip definitely helped me sell holidays to Mauritius and Beachcomber’s resorts in particular. We’ve seen all the different room types, the spas, the kids’ clubs and the golf courses. I now have knowledge of everything that’s available in each one of Beachcomber’s eight resorts on the island.”