TRAVELSAVERS Canada has announced new partnerships with two agency groups in Canada: The Atrium Group comprised of Vasco Travel and Gama Travel, representing 100 travel agencies in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, and Enjoy Travel with 10 agency branch offices located throughout Ontario.
“We’re thrilled to continue to grow our footprint in Canada with these successful companies,” said Kathryn Mazza-Burney, chief sales officer, in a statement. “With more than $250 million in additional combined agency revenue, our preferred partners will see a sizeable increase in their business as well.”
Sylvain Lastere, president of the Atrium Group, said the parternship will strengthen both companies and "give us access to more competitive deals and enhanced technology.
“We are bringing together two highly complementary businesses to accelerate our growth and create new opportunities for our members," Lastere said.
Teresa Payne, owner of Enjoy Travel, said her agency did a comprehensive review of the market "and I feel TRAVELSAVERS significantly strengthened and expanded their agency tools, support and services during the last two years, which will further enhance our agency offerings and ultimately improve our sales in our 10 branches," Payne said.
The new agencies benefit from TRAVELSAVERS' many resources, marketing programs, technology, training opportunities and more.
The Business Analyst team will be instrumental in providing support to develop their business and ensure their advisors are knowledgeable on all TRAVELSAVERS’ services, so they are fully engaged, the company said.
“These valuable new partnerships, which the team has been working on since earlier this year, further demonstrate our commitment and investment in the Canadian market, particularly in Quebec, as this more than doubles our presence there,” said Jane Clementino, newly-appointed senior vice-president and general manager Canada at TRAVELSAVERS. “This is a bright start of many good things to come in Canada for both our affiliates and our preferred partners.”