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19-year company veteran Scott Peters will take the helm.
In a party at the 21 Club, the Tollmans, father and son, reach out to travel agents on the East Coast with new offices and words of support.
In the newly created role, 19-year Tauck veteran Scott Peters will lead in-agency training programs, create and host educational webinars and represent Tauck at various consumer and industry events.
Peters previously served as Tauck’s cruise director on the company’s small ship maritime cruises, as well as its European river cruises. More recently, he worked as a national account manager, representing Tauck to travel agents and agencies in the northwestern U.S.
“[Peters] more recent work with our travel agent partners has given him fantastic insights into what agents need to be successful in the marketplace,” Tauck’s vice president of global sales Steve Spivak said.
At Seatrade in March Tauck announced plans to double its number of small cruising ships over the next four years. The company will partner with French-owned cruise line Ponant on four new-builds. The first ship, Le Lapérouse, will debut July 2018 with a seven-night “Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice” itinerary, sailing out of Reykjavik and stopping at tiny villages and isolated islands.
By 2020, Tauck expects to be sailing a total of nine ships.
Tauck’s small ship cruise portfolio is the first segment to sell out every year, Spivak said, and doubling the inventory will be a great opportunity for travel agents to significantly boost their sales.
It's the lowest fare but with fewer amenities than what you got for the lowest fare in the past. That means your customer will be in for a great surprise when they go to the airport. And you do not want the customer to be surprised when they go to the airport.
Terry Regan, Owner, Berkeley's Northside Travel
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Travel Consultant, Tzell Travel
Location: New York, NY
Position Type: Full-Time, Employee
Domestic and international corporate travel agent with a minimum 5 years experience. Job responsibilities include all facets of corporate travel -- booking all travel components (air, car, hotel) in accordance with policy in order to best meet customer’s travel objectives and the ability to plan complex itineraries and knowledge of unique, upscale and luxury destinations.