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Many small business travel operators and accommodation providers cannot get representation from wholesalers or retailers as they may not be able to offer the volumes or type of product required. However, if their products are sold by a third party, they would be marked up to allow for cost recovery and a profit margin at various levels. Even tourism offices that sell local products may want commissions…hence a mark-up from the OUTLET PRICE.

We invite any travel operator to offer outlet prices, direct booking discounts and savings or unique ‘member-only’ prices and deals that eliminate the many levels of ‘profit’ wanted by middlemen.

In order to present full coverage of travel selections for members and various levels of knowledge, experience and expertisde, we also invite wholesalers and retailers to offer ‘member-only’ savings.

Wholesalers are often able to discount their products and even retailers have the opportunity to offer deals that enable them to put another ‘bum in a seat.’

Many wholesalers do not allow consumers to Go-Direct but lead them to their preferred retail agents.

Our Top Travel Vouchers and Promo Codes offer various levels of savings…from outlet prices to deep discounts….and only one membership is needed per family.

Knowledge, Experience, Expertise (KEE skills)

Travel & Tour Operators and Accommodation Providers either own or design their products and services and thus have the KEE skills relating to their own offers.

Wholesalers and Inbound Tour Operators select products and services from many different operators and providers and offer them to retail travel agents around the world. Sometimes they will allow consumers to buy-direct but in doing so may alienate their preferred retail agents.

Retail Travel Agents seem to be a vanishing breed due to the popularity, unlimited selections and cost savings offered with the Internet. If however, you require detailed itinerary planning for multi-destinations or complex travel and tour requirements it may be better to select a professional travel agent with those KEE skills.

Be careful of the so-called ‘Destination Specialists’ who may not be experts and who may have only taken a simple ‘course’ or answered a simple questionnaire from a ‘Supplier or Tourism Office’ that allows them to call themselves…’ Specialists’…but really means that they …specialize in ‘selling’ their preferred products and packages to earn sales commissions. They may not have even ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’….too many of these specialists can damage the reputation of professionals who have put in serious time and effort to perform for their clients.

Now it is up to you…. be a smarter traveller and join The Top Travel Club or ?????

Free Listings for Travel Businesses

AT NO COST to any travel and tour business, our Travel Operator Promotions system (TOPs) will promote your services to the members of TheTopTravelClub.com, WorldPrivilegeClub.com and Travelzcard. Simply offer direct booking discounts, outlet prices or unique member-only deals and you can create your own TopTravelVouchers, Promo Codes or Custom Pages with text and pictures and be listed and linked by Destination and Travel Activity. Click here for full information about your FREE account registration and NO COST promotion and sales.