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ITG’s italktravel talks up WA debut

May 1, 2014 Corporate No Comments Email Email

Colin Rourke’s former HWT agency in North Perth is the first italktravel agency in Western Australia.

His second store in Narrogin is schedule to join Independent Travel Group’s italktravel retail network in July.

Mr Rourke said he and his staff were all very excited about the business’s new direction.

“We have our exclusive territory and we’re working with a great family company in ITG,” he said. “We look forward to many years of partnership with the italktravel brand and team in building our business across existing and new customers.”

Three outlets in Newcastle on April 7 pioneered the “italktravel” brand, three of 100 exclusive stores ITG expects to open by the end of 2015. Sixteen shops will be operating by August.

ITG CEO, Tom Manwaring said ITG was delighted Colin Rourke and his professional staff had joined what he has dubbed “the italktravel revolution”.

“Our exclusive territory agreements and bonus profit pool for franchisees is resonating extremely well across Australia, as is the high reward and low cost model upon which italktravel is based, “Mr Manwaring said.

The brand — supported with the slogan “talk to us” — is one of the business and marketing options offered by ITG which is powered by Express Ticketing.

ITG has generated a membership of 225 agents across Australia since launching in 2011.

Branding includes full exterior and interior shop design, fit out, collateral and staff apparel. It is fully supported by the extensive suite of Express Ticketing services which includes Express Desktop, a cloud based travel agency solution and access to the Express Marketing suite, the most powerful B2C local marketing software empowering today’s independent travel experts.

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