Coinciding with celebration of the italktravel brand’s 1st birthday, Independent Travel Group (ITG) have confirmed that 2 more italktravel stores will be coming onboard this week, taking the number of stores in WA to 6 and nationally to 30.
From left to right, Loretta Erceg – ITG State Manager, Ronnie Malthouse, General Manager – Midland, Dave Ahlhauser – Sales Director, Midland and Sandy Battle – ITG Business Development Manager
ITG CEO, Tom Manwaring said that he is very excited with the upcoming latest additions of italktravel Midland (currently Jetset Midland) and italktravel Kununurra (currently Travelworld).
Dave Ahlhauser, Sales Director of the Midland store and with over 24 years experience in travel is “looking forward to enjoying the flexibility and independence that comes with this franchise model, specifically the low costs and high return, based on our exclusive territory, and guaranteed air and land supplier contracts, plus a profit share bonus after the first year!”
Ronnie Malthouse, General Manager of the store who has been in the industry for 37 years, previously having owned five travel agencies, said that the “team can’t wait to become italktravel Midland from Friday.”
CEO, Tom Manwaring said the italktravel franchisees’ ability to manage their own marketing across all mediums ranging from website, to print, radio, social media and sponsorships within their local community and within their fields of expertise, is of significant benefit to the agent and to their customers.
ITG have reported that they are well on track to achieve their target of 70 out of 100 stores by the end of 2015.
Other italktravel stores in WA are located in North Perth, Narrogin, Hillarys and Rockingham.