BOCA RATON, FL – February 4, 2019 – OASIS Travel Network (OTN) is celebrating a recordbreaking 2018, announcing today that it exceeded its $125 million goal in annual leisure sales, marking another successful year for the agency. The network was up 31 percent YOY in cruise bookings and 28 percent in land sales for 2018, proving strength in the travel and tourism sector and the agency distribution model.
In 2018, bookings surpassed goals each month, and the award-winning agency entered the new year with at 19% increase in sales for the month of January compared to the same time period last year. The company also increased membership by 18 percent in 2018 versus 6 percent in 2017.
“We are dedicated to providing unmatched booking and marketing tools to our members. This allows our network of energetic and knowledgeable travel professionals to give premium service and unique perks to their clients,” said Kelly Bergin, president of OASIS Travel Network. “Our success proves that travelers continue seeing the value of booking with qualified travel advisers, and there’s never been a better time to consider a rewarding career in travel.”
Heading into 2019, OTN announced that it would launch several new programs, including a SmartMail Program that will allow independent travel agents to acquire new clients via local direct mail campaigns.
Those interested in launching their career in travel can join OTN’s New2Travel Program, which equips individuals new to the industry with the tools needed to succeed. Participants receive a $500 membership set-up fee, as well as lodging, breakfast, and lunch during in-person boot camp sessions. Once the program is completed, members transition into the Elite Plan for just $89 per month and receive a host of benefits and ongoing support, including start-up materials, annual sales meetings, the ability to earn commission while training, access to webinars, and topline industry training.
With OTN, the opportunities are endless. To join the network or for more information, visit www.oasistravelnetwork.com.
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 10 full-time employees and 750+ 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 host agency in the United States. To provide agents with a plan that works for their personal goal in the industry, OASIS Travel Network offers various choices for agents to pick from including a basic, elite and platinum plan. New2Travel, the agency’s program for “New Sellers of Travel” and recipient of a 2018 Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Award, is a hand-picked curriculum that the host agency created to prepare new independent travel professionals, which includes an inperson 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.
Allison Rehwinkel or Adrianne Richardson
Hemsworth Communications, 954.716.7614