Three major travel brands—Travel Leaders Associates, Results! Travel and Vacation.com—have officially joined forces to become Travel Leaders Network in an effort to better serve the companies’ agency constituents. With more than $17 billion in annual sales volume and a network of nearly 7,000 locations in both the United States and Canada, Travel Leaders Network is now the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, offering both franchise (associate) and consortium (member) solutions.
Partner agencies previously owned by either Travel Leaders Franchise Group (Travel Leaders Associates and Results! Travel) or Vacation.com will continue to be members within Travel Leaders Network. Existing Travel Leaders associates will retain sole licensing rights for the exclusive use of the “Travel Leaders” brand name. In addition, all members of both Results! Travel and Vacation.com will automatically become members of Travel Leaders Network, while qualifying members have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive offerings by becoming Travel Leaders associates. Roger E. Block, CTC, the former president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group, will serve as the president of the new organization and report directly to John Lovell, CTC, president of Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group.
Additional changes Travel Leaders Network will make before the year’s end include adding all qualifying agents from Results! Travel and Vacation.com to Travelleaders.com’s existing Agent Profiler directory; providing agents with access to CruisePRO, AgentMate and other business programs; and migrating existing agency extranets to one Agent Universe platform. It’s also worth noting that beginning in 2017, Travel Leaders Network will host a joint convention in which Travel Leaders associates will share the final day of their convention with the first convention day for members’ from the rest of Travel Leaders Network. Travel Leaders Network will continue to enjoy separate sessions, training and networking events tailored for their specific needs. For more information, visit travelleadersnetwork.com.