Explorations Previews its New Website03/09/2010 - With this week’s launch of Explorations to the travel agent community, the small group tours brand reveals an accompanying new and dedicated website (www.explorationstouring.com) with social media access and an agent portal.
“Over the past several months we have been testing some of the enhancements we’ve been working on including interactive maps and brand new tour videos,” says Seth Fandetti, director of online marketing at Collette. “The new website which is now live has destination facts and stats, tour pricing, hotel information and experiences.”
Updated look and feel
One of the first things noticeable about the new site is a completely redesigned web 2.0 look and feel. “We’ve made an effort to enhance the visual experience of the site, from dynamic expandable background images, to high resolution tour images and product videos for every tour. We are focused on content that users need,” Fandetti explained. “A considerable amount of time was invested to make the site easy to use and navigate and, most importantly, to get the visitor excited about our products. “
Agents can visit ExplorationsTouring.com/Agents for agent incentives that are related to the Explorations product. And, a webinar for agent training will be held on Sept. 15 and Sept. 21 at 3 p.m., Eastern. Agents can register for the webinar at ExplorationsTouring.com/Webinar.
Explorations offers the ease and convenience of an escorted tour, but is geared towards travelers in the 50+ age bracket who find hands-on cultural immersion an appealing component of their vacation. The benefits of touring with a small group of no more than 28 passengers for this group include enjoying a more leisurely paced tour, having the freedom to explore on their own, discovering cultures through hands-on experiences, dining at smaller local restaurants, and staying in unique hotels like a charming villa overlooking the Alps or an eco-friendly resort at the base of the Great Barrier Reef.
Experiences like culinary classes, meals with locals, visits to small, country towns and villages, and language lessons provide authentic, life enhancing travel moments. And, with a more intimate group of travelers, Explorations can gain access to historic sites not always available to larger tour groups.
While Explorations is its own unique brand, the brands’ advantage is that travel agents can utilize the shared services that the Collette Vacations brand is most known for, including complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service, the services of the largest sales force in the industry, industry-leading No Worries Cancellation waiver, and guaranteed departure dates.
For more information, call 1-877-451-8687 and visit www.explorationstouring.com.