Helloworld affiliates together
The new broom at Helloworld continues to see changes, including the launch of a new affiliate group which incorporates the former Concorde Agency Network. Dubbed My Travel Group, it’s an evolution of the existing Helloworld affiliate model with the combined group claiming some 800-odd members and in excess of $1 billion in TTV. New Helloworld ceo Andrew Burnes said it was the outcome of a year-long consultation with members as to what they wanted in an independent buying group network. As well as offering the benefits of buying power and supplier deals, My Travel Group offers a dedicated online portal giving access to Smartfares, Smarttickets and preferred partner information and flyers. David Padman, Head of Corporate, Associate and Affiliate Networks said the program was being embraced by members. “This is about Helloworld boosting the support we provide to our independent agency network… My Travel Group is an affiliation brand which supports our agents’ individual brands and identities. It allows our agents to be recognised as part of a network, especially by our suppliers,” he said.