APT has announced it will be driving even more bookings to travel agents as it expands its popular series of free APT consumer Expos to take in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth.
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 creating increased revenue for travel agents.
As well as offering a choice of presentations to learn more about APT’s unforgettable luxury touring and cruising options, the company’s travel experts will be on hand to answer questions and a reservations team will help assist with any bookings, with each one being attributed back to a travel agent.
helloworld Lower Templestowe was one of many agencies that benefited from bookings from APT’s last series of Expo events. Owner, Kris Rowe, said: “A group of clients attended APT’s last expo event. The team helped them with their queries, talked to them about their first-hand experience of the product and helped to secure the booking. They then recommended our travel agency and linked the booking back to us, and an impressive booking at that. We were thrilled. It’s a great way to secure extra business.”
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, Kimberley and Outback Wilderness Adventures, South America, Antarctica, Africa and India.
The events are free of charge to attend and locations and dates, which have been released today, are as follows:
– 6 October 2015, Hilton Sydney
– 13 October 2015, West’s City, Newcastle West
– 15 October 2015, Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
– 19 October 2015, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, East Melbourne
– 22 October 2015, Hilton Adelaide
According to APT Commercial Manager, Susan Haberle, the APT Expo and Information Session events are designed to deliver benefits to agents:
“We have crafted these special events to educate clients on APT’s extensive range of travel styles and destinations. As well as assisting consumers with their questions, the events have also been designed specifically to help our travel agent partners grow their business. All bookings made at our events are commissionable to the travel agent,” she said.
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 back to 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.
Agents are advised to book clients a space early as these events will fill up fast. See www.aptouring.com.au/expo to register.
In addition to the Expos, APT has also announced it will be providing a great opportunity for agents in regional areas on the East Coast and South Australia, offering a series of information sessions aimed at educating prospective guests on some of its most popular journeys.
These events will be held in Toowoomba, Mornington, Bendigo, Port Macquarie, Port Lincoln and Wollongong as follows:
– 6 October 2015, City Golf Club, Toowoomba
– 12 October 2015, Mornington Yacht Club, Mornington
– 15 October 2015, All Seasons, Bendigo
– 23 October 2015, Panthers Events Centre, Port Macquarie
– 27 October 2015, Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln
– 27 October 2015, Sage Hotel Wollongong, Wollongong
Travel agents can register their clients for these FREE local events, listing themselves as the preferred travel agency so that APT can link their clients back to their business, by visiting
Space is limited so agents are urged to register clients onto the events as soon as possible.