Unique program welcomes those from outside the travel agent industry into their dream career, with in-person training, tailored curriculum and unparalleled support
OASIS Travel Network’s (OTN) – the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group – today welcomed Harvey Utech (pictured left) as its 200th New2Travel member. Launched in 2015, the New2Travel program was designed by OTN to specifically guide and support new sellers of travel through a tailored curriculum and business set-up with ongoing support, ultimately transforming them into professional travel agents.
“We are excited to welcome Harvey to the New2Travel and OASIS Travel Network family,” said Kelly Bergin, OASIS Travel Network president. “The travel and travel agent industry are very much alive and growing. Joining OASIS Travel Network provides individuals the luxury of being their own boss.”
Each New2Travel member goes through an online curriculum, which is followed by a three-day in-person boot camp near OTN’s Boca Raton, FL headquarters. They receive cruise booking technology training, customized training for their Signature Travel Network certification, destination specialist certifications, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) training and more. Ongoing support includes social media assistance, implementation of a state-of-the-art marketing system, client database management and more.
“Prior to becoming the 200th New2Travel member, I ran a tour company with my wife and sister, which ultimately became a passion of mine,” said Harvey Utech, OASIS Travel Network New2Travel member. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep the business going because we didn’t have the time or money to focus on the marketing aspect, so I moved on to other things. I was attracted to Oasis Travel Network because they provide the marketing tools and plans to members, really helping us be successful. I am excited to be back in the travel industry and to work with OTN to build my new business.”
Individuals without prior travel industry experience can sign up for the New2Travel program by visiting www.oasistravelnetwork.com/new2travel. For $3,495 each member will receive a variety of benefits including a website and email marketing set-up credit of $350, direct mail set-up credit of $150, a mailing credit of $500 and hotel, breakfast and lunch costs during the in-person boot camp.
“We strongly believe that this is the best program in the industry to help individuals start a prosperous travel business,” said Bergin. “We are so passionate about the New2Travel Program, that we are offering free air fare to Florida for new enrollees to attend the New2Travel Boot Camp during the month of April.”
Monthly payment plans are available, making a dream career in travel possible for almost anyone. After completing the New2Travel program, members are transitioned to OTN’s Elite plan which includes the marketing and client management that all travel consultants need to become successful.
About OASIS Travel Network:
OASIS Travel Network is the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group, a full-service retail travel agency. The host agency encompasses more than 70 full-time employees and 700+ independent contractors across the country who sell cruises, escorted tours, land packages, air and more. A proud member of the Signature Travel Network, OASIS Travel Network has become a leading agency in the State of Florida and a major seller of cruises in the United States. To provide agents with a plan that works for their personal goal in the industry, OASIS Travel Network offers three different plans for agents to pick from including a basic, elite and platinum plan. New2Travel, the agency’s program for “New Sellers of Travel” is a hand-picked curriculum that the host agency created to prepare new independent travel professionals, which includes an in-person three-day boot camp training. OASIS Travel Network also offers its agents various technologies and marketing solutions free or at very reasonable cost to help agents grow their business. For more information on OASIS Travel Network, visit www.oasistravelnetwork.com.