Travel Weekly Recognizes Unique Training Initiative with Silver Award
Boca Raton, FL (October 11, 2018) – OASIS Travel Network – the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group – today announced that its ‘New2Travel’ program has received Travel Weekly’s prestigious 2018 Silver Magellan Award. The ‘New2Travel’ program was created in 2015 to mold “new sellers of travel” into high-performing travel agents through customized curriculum and ongoing support for their business. Earning this premier award is a testament to the network’s reputation as one of the leading travel agencies in the industry.
“We created this program with both consumers and travel agents in mind – ensuring that agents are well-equipped to serve and surpass the expectations of their clients,” said Kelly Bergin, OASIS Travel Network president. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by an industry leader in this way, and this award serves as motivation for us to continue strengthening our network and setting industry standards.”
Since 2009, Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards program has recognized movers and shakers in the travel industry across several segments, including online travel services, travel agents and agencies. Each year, winners are selected by a panel of seasoned, top-tier industry professionals that use a 100-point performance scale to hand-pick victors.
Students who participate in the innovative ‘New2Travel’ program participate in boot camps, interact with suppliers, learn the latest cruise booking technology, gain destination specialist certifications, partake in Cruise Line International Association’s training, receive access to a sales training mastermind program, and can sell travel experiences while training. Once complete, agents transition to OASIS Travel Network’s Elite Plan and have access to a host of perks, including a mentorship program that pairs new agents with seasoned members, and a professional website that includes booking engines for cruises and hotels. To date, the ‘New2Travel’ program has an 88 percent retention rate – proving it to be a success.
For information on OASIS Travel Network’s ‘New2Travel’ program or to sign up, visit www.oasistravelnetwork.com/new2travel.
About OASIS Travel Network
OASIS Travel Network is the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group, a full-service retail travel agency. The host agency encompasses more than 70 full-time employees and 700+ independent contractors across the country who sell cruises, escorted tours, land packages, air and more. A proud member of the Signature Travel Network, OASIS Travel Network has become a leading agency in the State of Florida and a major seller of cruises in the United States. To provide agents with a plan that works for their personal goal in the industry, OASIS Travel Network offers three different plans for agents to pick from including a basic, elite and platinum plan. New2Travel, the agency’s program for “New Sellers of Travel” is a hand-picked curriculum that the host agency created to prepare new independent travel professionals, which includes an in-person three-day boot camp training. OASIS Travel Network also offers its agents various technologies and marketing solutions free or at very reasonable cost to help agents grow their business. For more information on OASIS Travel Network, visit www.oasistravelnetwork.com.