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NOV-DEC 2016

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43 W W W . T A P I N T O T R A V E L . C O M T hrough the Power of Partnership, the TAP net- work has proudly become a solid "go to" company in North America for travel solutions. By creating progressive partnerships that include tour operators, top destinations, suppliers and buyers of travel, we work together at an entirely new level. TAP is focused exclusively on a return of investment in all aspects of business, from com- munication to tour offerings to tools that enhance business. Together, this results in everyone making more money. TAP has grown by leaps and bounds since our beginnings over a dozen years ago. We created a solid Guaranteed Departure program, an innovative concept that continues to offer hundreds of tours that will never be canceled because of low passenger counts — these tours operate even if only one seat is sold. We have also added scheduled and customizable itineraries to further support travel buyers. TAP has a solid brand- ing message and tools for travel professionals beyond the basics. Our weekly webinar series, "TAP Tuesday," has been wildly successful. Combined with our TAP Tour Wrap for websites, it now allows travel buyers to use important resources beyond just a call center and a pretty brochure. How does working with TAP differ? TAP Partners are experts in the areas where they offer tours. Imagine having the ability to work directly with the owners and top management of a company that allows you to bring a new level of service to your travel planning. Those at the top want you to succeed and take a hands-on approach to all aspects of tour operations. Your success in selling is our success in operating quality tours. TAP partners know that it takes a few conversations to understand the concept of working together at a new level. The tour choices are controlled by the travel buyer, with input from dozens of companies. We are not an association or a club. We are a unique company, owned and managed by tour operators. It is unlikely you will find a private group of independent companies coming together under the umbrella of working in collaboration with each other at this level anywhere else. We can all agree that we need fresh and exciting itineraries to offer our clients. We also know that there are great destinations that sell well and are often repeated. TAP expands our offerings by bringing in new partners who specialize in products not in the current portfolio. The pages of this magazine will showcase some of the most innovative opportunities for you to explore. They include a SpecTAPular event for 2017 that lets guests step back in time as we celebrate the Golden Age of hot jazz, explore flapper fashion and dance the night away. I encourage travel buyers new and old to call one of our partner companies to hear the latest news. Sit in on one of our weekly "TAP Into T.A.P. - Tuesday at Two" webinar series hosted by a different TAP partner each session. "Like" us on Facebook at TAP Into Travel to read the latest updates and link into our monthly Enews. Do you know about our current marketing promotion that can help compa- nies with savvy websites offer a great portfolio of guaranteed tours worldwide? It's called the TAP Tour Wrap, and it allows your clients' access to all of the guaranteed departures tours right through your website with no risk of losing your clients! If you have a website and want to make more money on travel sales, call us today and it will be complimentary! On behalf of our owner/managing partners, I invite you to TAP Into Travel with the Travel Alliance Partners by browsing this publication and reaching out to me personally if I can be of assistance. T R A V E L A L L I A N C E PA R T N E R S HAPPY TRAVELING, S TEFANIE GORDER, CTP, DS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRAVEL ALLIANCE PARTNERS, LLC 866-373-0790 | WWW.TAPINTOTRAVEL.COM | MARKETING@TRAVELALLIANCEPARTNERS.COM WELCOME FROM

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