MTA – Mobile Travel Agents has become one of only a handful of Australian-based agency groups to be invited to become a member of the exclusive Orient Express Bellini Club.
MTA Managing Director, Karen Merricks met with Orient Express’ Director of Sales Australia/New Zealand, Shane Arnold last week in Sydney to formalise the agreement which sees the agency group become part of a global initiative that selectively invites the world’s top travel professionals to exchange leading ideas and expertise.
Under the agreement MTA consultants will benefit from enhanced commissions when booking directly with Orient Express and have access to exclusive ‘Come & Stay‘ rates to gain personal experience of the company’s products.
Additional benefits include the Bellini Concierge, a single point of contact, direct access to promotional and marketing opportunities and the opportunity to attend the annual recognition event, ‘Bellini Bravissimo.’
MTA agents now also benefit from the perspective of being granted priority for Orient-Express educational trips and events, training and a series of key local events.
In addition, the top 30 Bellini agencies will be invited to an exclusive, four-night annual global Bellini event.
Ms Merricks said the company was extremely honoured to become a member of what is a very exclusive group of international agents.
“The Bellini invite is yet another feather in the MTA cap,” she said.
“We are already ‘by invitation only’ members of Virtuoso which comprises the top one per cent of travel agencies worldwide as well as a Travelscene American Express corporate member and an accredited Virgin Galactic Space Agency.
“Gaining this additional recognition from such an internationally renowned organisation is firm acknowledgement of the respect and esteem with which MTA is held both within the Australia travel industry and overseas,”