Hel­loworld af­fil­i­ates to­gether

Travel Bulletin - - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY -

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.

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