Travel agents once again stand to gain from increased sales at APT’s forthcoming free June consumer Expos.
This nationwide series of events is designed to bring the award winning luxury travel operator’s portfolio to life for prospective clients, while at the same time driving increased business for travel agents.
According to Lee Moore, owner of helloworld Melville, they not only serve to educate clients but also deliver outstanding financial benefits: “When APT ran its last round of consumer Expo events we saw the opportunity to take a potential group booking along with us. The APT team answered all their questions and helped us to convert the group into a sale, securing us a significant financial reward that we may not have achieved without that level of support. We are looking forward to the next one and will certainly be recommending clients to attend.”
Each event will feature destination and product overviews presented by APT’s knowledgeable team of travel experts. APT will be showcasing a wide range of its award winning products and destinations at the events ranging from its luxury Europe River Cruising and Small Ship Cruising to Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma, Canada and Alaska, USA, South America, Antarctica, Africa and India.
The events are free of charge to attend and locations and dates are as follows:
– 3 June 2015, Wrest Point, Hobart
– 11 June 2015, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
– 16 June 2015, Rydges South Bank, Brisbane
– 18 June 2015, Grand Hyatt Melbourne
– 23 June 2015, Crown Perth Convention Centre
– 29 June 2015, Hilton Sydney
According to APT Commercial Manager, Susan Haberle, the events are designed to deliver benefits to agents, “Our Expo events are designed to educate clients on APT’s extensive range of travel styles and destinations while at the same time deliver financial benefits to our travel industry partners. By giving clients direct access to our knowledgeable and experienced team we are able to help travel agents convert potential interest into actual bookings and naturally all commissions that are made are diverted straight back to the travel agent.”
APT’s Expos are designed to secure trade bookings in a number of ways: they provide discounts for attendees who book with their travel agent; they channel client bookings made on the day directly to back the Travel Agent; clients are given the option of taking their Expo discount voucher in store to book with their preferred travel agency; and APT also refers clients who may not have a travel agent to a preferred agency in their area.
Space is limited so agents are urged to register clients onto the events as soon as possible and list their agency so that APT can link their clients back to their business.
Travel agents can register their clients for these FREE events by visiting: www.aptouring.com.au/expo