Travelsavers welcomed over 50 suppliers to the Travelsavers Partner Appreciation Event in Toronto, where the theme was ‘Grow With Us.’ Guests were invited to participate in the Pajamas n’ Books charity event, bringing a book and pajamas to donate to families at the Red Door Shelter.
The event was held to celebrate a year of record growth for Travelsavers in Canada, fuelled by strong progress in Quebec, with the company adding over 20 agencies in the country since June 2016. Travelsavers now boasts 275 locations in Canada and over 40 in the province of Quebec, with many others currently in discussions to join.
In her speech, Nicole Mazza, Travelsavers executive VP, marketing, hailed the progress of the company, particularly in Quebec. “As many of you know, we have made great inroads into the Quebec market,” she said, “but our growth across Canada has been extremely strong. Overall, we’ve seen growth of around 20 per cent.”
She also acknowledged the important role played by Travelsavers’ partners, and said that the evening was held in recognition and appreciation of these relationships.
Technology milestones reached by the company in 2016 include the reimagined tripXpress, now a leading booking tool, and OnlineXpress (OXP), which is creating unprecedented leads and brand exposure for agents.
The Travelsavers agency extranet has been redesigned with a new look and will soon be responsible and optimized for viewing on any mobile device. The company has also announced that Distinctive Destination Weddings content will be available on OnlineXpress.
Travelsavers develops products and solutions based on the needs of its travel professionals. Each of its technology platforms offered is designed to fill a specific need for affiliates and to drive business growth. The company builds, owns and services all of its booking platforms and marketing solutions.
Training Schedule for 2017
Travelsavers has also announced its training opportunities for agents and suppliers during the upcoming year.
Lunch n’ Learns
- Apr. 4, 2017 – Montreal
- Apr. 5, 2017 – Toronto
- Apr. 5, 2017 – Vancouver
- Oct. 18, 2017 – Vancouver
- Oct. 25, 2017 – Toronto
- Nov. 8, 2017 – Montreal
- May 3-6, 2017 – Cancun/Riviera Maya
Owners Focus Retreat
- Sept. 2017 – Mont Tremblant or Montreal, Quebec