AUTHORIZED AGENTS TRAVELMAKERS
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Welcome to the Authorized Agents and Travelmakers program site. Whether Please look around and we welcome your questions.
We represent the travel industry and are looking for partners who can help us obtain incremental business for our travel suppliers.
Are you an influencer? One who gives others FREE travel advice? Or are you a travel professional? In either case, we have a program for you.
Authorized Agents is part of Travelmakers Inc., which is part member-owner of Signature Travel a $5 BILLION in sales consortium owned by 180 travel companies.
Our partners, like you, include meeting planners, incentive consultants, travel and hospitality independent professionals, travelers who give others travel advice or put together groups, and brick and mortar agencies.
We serve you, our partners, whether you are, or want to be, making money in your spare time or are in active sales in the travel distribution field, off-site meeting planning, or incentive & award travel.
You are most likely fit one of these partner profiles:
(1) You have a brick and mortar locations
(2) You work at this full time from home
(3) You are doing this part time
(4) You are not in the travel industry but you influence people who come to you for advice or you organize travel groups
Those of you who are new to the travel distribution business and want to pursue this field in an active and direct way have a choice of completing a Travelmakers University (TravelmakersU.com) certificate program either in Incentive Travel or in general Travel. If you want to do this in your spare time, call us.
If you are a travel professional you will find the greatest selection of higher -end preferred suppliers, award-winning Signature technology , free consumer magazines, free marketing programs, thousands of blocked cabins, specialists in 90 countries, 800+ resorts with exclusive amenity contracts and much, much more.
Travelmakers was born when PowerBusiness Associates Inc. bought, in 1995, an existing travel agency to move its consultants to Europe and back.
Founded by Leslie Bauer, a former director of marketing at a Lockheed division and NEC and a long time Apple Computer employee and Zigmund Sepanski, former C.O.O of an Apple Computer country operation in Europe, PowerBusiness conducted strategic planning and training for divisions of such companies as Coke, Pepsi, Apple Computer, Lucent, McKinsey & Company, Avon and many other corporations.
The European consulting division was sold in early 1999 to a British corporation and the US division was moved to San Juan Capistrano, California.
Today Travelmakers Inc. is a Nevada corporation, and part owner/member of Signature Travel Network, a cooperative owned by 200+ top agencies with a combined volume of $5 billion in sales. We have an incentive and meetings team, a high-end client team and over 100 independent agents throughout the United States who specialize in a wide range of travel destinations.
Our high-end team takes care of VIP's who demand confidential and unique destinations. We are proud to serve some top business leaders and movie stars with 100% security and confidentiality. We have agreements with top destination specialists in over 80 countries and direct Signature contracts with 800 resorts all over the world. These destination specialists customize tours and excursions that are not normally available to the public for our high-end and VIP clients.
In addition to representing top resorts we represent the best of travel wholesalers, such as Abercrombie & Kent, Tauck, Crystal Cruises and many more well known providers.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
We feel that it is important that you know with whom you are dealing. Here is a brief outline of our founders.
Zigmund Sepanski has a Masters of Science in Administration and a Jurist Doctor degree. Zigmund is also credentialed to be President of a California Community College district. He is company president and has been involved in the travel industry since 1997. He is involved on a day to day basis with independent consultants and insists on personally mentoring new partners.
Zigmund is also a co-founder and senior consultant in a business planning company that worked with divisions of such clients as Coke, Pepsi, Lucent, Dean Foods , Apple Computer and many other well known names.
In his former life he was C.O.O. and General Manager of an Apple Computer country operation in Central Europe, director of strategic markets for SunComputers Inc., and president of Intelcom Corporation. He owned and advertising agency, several computer stores, taught marketing, advertising, published chamber of commerce magazines and was a member of the President's staff at a California State University.
Co-founder Leslie Bauer worked for Apple Computer for over 14 years where she won top Apple sales awards. She was also Director of Marketing for NEC servers division, V.P. of Sales for Apple Computer country operation in Central Europe, Worldwide Marketing Director for a Lockheed division and a senior consultant for PowerBusiness Associates Inc.
CLIA, IATA, ARC, TRUE, OSSN members & IC's / TRAVEL AGENTS
Those of you who are in the hospitality, travel or cruise business, know that our part ownership in Signature Travel Network will give you the most advanced technology and marketing tools in the industry. Our advanced program, coupled with the power of Signature, will give you the edge over your competition.
Why do home based agents and event planners switch from giant agencies with thousands of members to us? Because we give PERSONAL attention. We are more than a document processing host company. We want you to call us. We will help you draft that incentive proposal. We will even do a conference call with you to convince that important potential client.
When you join our host agency you will become a part of a very successful home based independent agent team. You will receive the respect you deserve, top commissions and will belong to the oldest consortium in the US, Signature Travel Network
With our personal attention, flexibility , teamwork, top suppliers, volume agreements and business expertise you will feel like a part of a great working team that cares about you. We will gladly help you make proposals and capture the elusive group leisure and incentive client. We never forget that we make money only when you make money.
PPAI, SAGE, ASI Members
You sell promotional products we deliver travel incentives. All you have to do is refer your clients, who are thinking of future incentive, award or group travel to us. No work, no fuss, no selling on your part at all. This is an exciting way to value add an additional line to your offerings without having to sell anything.
We will put together the travel incentive program for your client, we field all the calls, we handle all their requests and we reserve the venues and activities. You are kept in the loop with reports from us and when your client takes that incentive trip you receive a nice check.
You will receive 30% of whatever we make on the off-site incentive package, award trip, board meeting, or motivational travel. We have agreements with a wide variety of resort, tour, hotel and cruise suppliers. Being a part of a $45 billion in travel sales organizations allows us to negotiate contracts with additional amenities for your clients .
Here is an example of some of our partners:
Carmel Valley Ranch
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Le Taha'a, Tahiti Mandarin
Park Hyatt, Dubai
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Peninsula New York
The Reef, Atlantis
Resort at Pelican Hill
Sanctuary on Camelback
Trump International The
and thousands more
Azamara Club Cruises
Disney Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Princess Cruises Regent
SeaDream Yacht Club
Star Clippers Americas
Tauck - Cruise Division
LAND PACKAGES AND TOUR COMPANIES:
Abercrombie & Kent
Adventures by Disney
Alpine Adventures -
Ski & Mountain
Butterfield & Robinson
City Escape Holidays
Cox & Kings, The
Grand Canyon Railway
Ker & Downey
Orient Flexi-Pax Tours
Roadtrips Sports Travel
Villas of Distinction
Walt Disney Travel Co.
About our company history
CLIA, IATA, ARC, IC, ASTA
ASI, PPAI, SAGE members