Global Travel Group reveals year plans as conference kicks off

Andy Stark at the conference . Photo credit: Steve Dunlop Photographer
Andy Stark at the conference . Photo credit: Steve Dunlop Photographer

Global Travel Group’s managing director Andy Stark unveiled the consortia’s plans for the year today as its annual conference got underway.

The consortia will have a strong focus on developing technology with more marketing material through an online store for its members and its magazine to be put online.

In addition the group has signed a partnership with a web supplier to help members create websites.

It comes after the group’s own website has seen a 170% increase in traffic since going through a revamp with a new learning zone to be implemented.

Stark revealed 14S of its members have seen a 14% increase in business with 78, 652 booking through its 372 agents last year. Commission levels have also increased from an average 8% to 11%.

Cruise, short-haul holidays and the Indian Ocean have specifically seen improvements for the group, which recently joined the SPAA.

Check back to Travel Daily UK tomorrow to hear more from our interview with Andy Stark at the conference.

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