After seven years at Ensemble and Exclusive Group Travel, Joe Jiffo has learned a few things about consortia and home-base agents that will serve him in good stead as MSC’s new EVP of Sales for North America. (But did he know that Mark Travel was buying EGT? Click here to find out.)
The consortium of independent boutique properties is improving its agency partnerships as it sees the value of the channel grow.
On the anniversary of the Brussels terror attack, another incident.
'[When agents think about becoming independent contractors] I tell them it’s great that you are doing so well, but remember you have all your great clients because of us. And all those jobs that were the job of the owner will become your jobs if you start your own business.’
And yet, “I haven’t found one other person who has pressed charges, though I’d say probably 30 people have told me they had a similar situation,” says owner Karen Schroedermeier.
With a client roster that includes Patti LaBelle, Amy Goldman and her fellow travel agents are proving once again there's nothing like a human travel agent who can pick up the phone and call in a favor to get you where you need to go. Even in the face of Winter Storm Stella.
Just a month after her niece was badly injured in an ATV accident, Britney Spears took the little girl, Grandma, and her own two boys, Jayden and Sean Federline, to Disney World this week.
Britney Tweeted photos of the family in the park and at the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs on Monday.
Travelers on California-to-New-York flights will get dinner on the house.
Newly merged and eyeing more urban markets, Benchmark wields a $200 million F&B budget, and the power of Southwestern star chef Stephan Pyles, to draw high-end travelers and corporate meetings.
TMR editor Cheryl Rosen looks to Oprah and Suzy Welch for some great management tips in honor of Women’s History Month.