In celebration of a collaboration spanning three decades, Travel the World today announced exciting new plans for its luxury tour partner Tauck in 2016, to launch an Australian chapter of the Tauck Academy. This marks the first time in Tauck’s 90-year history that the company has embarked on such a programme in the Southern hemisphere, offering travel agent partners extensive training and new opportunities for growth. Tauck’s Vice President of Global Sales, Steven Spivak, will travel to Australia to launch the programme with Travel the World’s Managing Director, Andrew Millmore in Melbourne in March 2016.
In preparation of bringing the Tauck Academy down-under, Deb Corbett, Head of Sales, Marketing & Product for Travel the World took 8 top consultants to Budapest for a Tauck Academy cruise to Vienna.
Since its very first land trip in 1925, Tauck has been known as an innovator in travel. A three-generation family-owned company, Tauck has pioneered many travel firsts, won numerous awards, and taken thousands of guests around the globe by land, river and sea. The Tauck Academy is its latest innovation, a bespoke programme designed for travel agents (culminating in Tauck-Agent certification) interested in building their Tauck business.
Andrew Millmore of Travel the World commented: “Our vision for Travel the World for 2016 and beyond is firmly focused on building unique, innovative product for the luxury travel market. Tauck is a key strategic partner in delivering those plans. The calibre of Tauck’s product is unrivalled, their itineraries are unique, and their tours are very aligned with where and how Australians want to travel.”
Millmore continues “Well-informed, passionate travel agents are pivotal to our business, so we have developed an Australian version of the Tauck Academy to give them an immersive experience of Tauck’s history, the company’s extensive product line, and a true understanding of what separates Tauck’s tours and cruises from those of its competitors. Australia is a lead market for cruising, and Travel the World felt that the time was right to ‘step up’ the Tauck presence in Australia with the Academy.”