A Webinar By:
A TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE FORUM
Thursday, March 6th | 1:30 pm EST (USA) | 12:30 pm CST (USA) | 11:30 am MST (USA) |10:30 am PST (USA).
This 45 minute free webinar will share insights into how travel consortia can leverage technology to solve pressing challenges in creating continuous value for its member agencies.
The webinar is scheduled on Thursday 6th March 2014 at 1:30 PM (EST)
“The New Age of Travel Consortia” is ideal for consortia managers, host agencies, home based agent networks and travel wholesalers.
The Background of Travel Consortia: The ever changing market dynamics has been one of the most enduring challenges in travel business. This is nowhere truer than in the Travel Consortia business.. First started with the intent of creating a consolidated front of travel agencies, the Consortia became major players and began enjoying a significant control of travel industry with their mammoth buying power of travel inventory. Due to increasing competition & a turbulent global economy, consortia business started seeing a drop in membership numbers . With margins in travel business drying up; the competition had become so fierce that even the big giants in the travel consortia business struggled to promise lowest rates or the best commission. With these changes, the core value of consortia model started diluting. Agencies started dropping out from the network. Retaining affiliates became one of the biggest challenges for consortia managers.
The New Age of Consortia: The Old USP of ‘Larger Inventory and Lowest rate’ is not enough in today’s consortia business. A new wave that focuses on creating lasting value for the affiliate’s business is gathering speed. How can Consortia businesses help each member establish their own identity, maintain their own USP and niche and most importantly have an edge in the competitive domain of online travel ? Enabling quick on-boarding of new member agencies, offering help in branding and marketing of each member’s unique business and providing each member ‘sophisticated’ agency management capabilities are the new reality.
Our 3rd webinar in the series deciphering technology for travel , we talk about the “The New Age of Consortia technology” where our Travel Technology Experts will share insights and examples of technology ideas that help consortia build lasting value for their members.
Attendees will be able to interact with the presenters throughout the event using the webinar’s chat facilities.
The webinar will be held through GoToMeeting. System requirements: Windows7, Vista, XP or 2003 (PC users) or Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger or newer (Mac users). A recording of the webinar would be made available to all participants.
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