Magellan Signature pact
MAGELLAN Travel Group has announced a partnership with US-based Signature Travel Network, offering its Australian members access to more than 1,000 luxury hotels, resorts, lodges and spas.
The deal connects Magellan with Signature’s International Affiliates program which also gives customers exclusive privileges at hotels and taps into a network of nearly 100 destination specialists in 113 countries.
At the group’s 2017 conference in Perth this morning, Magellan managing director Andrew McFarlane said Signature’s benefits would be offered within the existing member fee.
“This makes Magellan an even better choice than ever for Australia’s leading independent agents,” McFarlane said.
“No longer will they need to pay to be part of a buying group, then pay again to participate in an expensive luxury affinity program.
“Magellan will be a one-stop- shop for both,” he said.
Signature Travel Network is a member-owned cooperative based in California, with more than 200 member agencies.
It previously said it would target Australia for expansion and last year signed with Magellan member Platinum Travel Corporation ( TD 23 Jun 16).
Today’s deal is understood to have stemmed from the Platinum pact, which has been deemed a “significant success” by execs.
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