TIPTO has started its 19th year of operation with the addition of new supplier member, Cosmos.
The tour operator as well as sister brand Avalon Waterways, will join the trade association fro September 1, supporting independent agents with offers and product training.
Cosmos offers agents worldwide touring and cruise holidays all packaged with a privately chauffeured home pick-up service, return flights and transfers, and a price promise guarantee. It also has a new-look and dedicated trade web portal with live pricing.
Luxury river cruise line Avalon Waterways offers cruises onboard its Panorama suite ships throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Janet Parton, head of sales UK and Ireland, Cosmos and Avalon, said: “We are delighted to be joining such a well-known trade network. TIPTO will enable us to strengthen our support and have a closer working relationship with independent agents through the exposure and awareness its membership brings.”
She added: “Being a family owned, independent company, we see the partnership as a great match. The events are first class, and the training and networking opportunities are key to us showcasing our worldwide touring and cruising holidays, as well as conveying our new and exciting messages to the trade for 2018. We look forward to working with TIPTO and meeting lots of travel agents throughout the year.”
TIPTO chairman, Jane Atkins, said: “Cosmos joining TIPTO is the perfect way to kick start the year. We strive to continually diversify our member portfolio so that agents can significantly extend their knowledge. We look forward to working with the Cosmos and Avalon team to produce training that will educate and excite our network of independent agents.”