162 Middle Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
800.340.5158 (main number)
800.611.3361 (dedicated agent line)
The general target market for Collette Tours is mature consumers looking for worry-free, refined escorted tours. Explorations tours are targeted to clients looking for soft adventure and off-the-beaten-path excursions, while Collette Family Vacations are designed for family members of different ages traveling together. Gardening enthusiasts are an ideal market for Collette’s new tours offered in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society.
Make sure clients understand the travel perks Collette offers, including hometown-to-airport transportation service for groups of 10 or more on air-inclusive tours; no upfront deposits and no minimums; an industry-leading cancellation waiver; and knowledgeable, professional Tour Managers. In addition to a sterling reputation backed up by 95 years in the business, Collette enjoys a 98% satisfied customer rate.
Headquartered in Pawtucket, R.I., Collette Vacations was founded in 1918 when Jack Collette offered his first tour: a jitney bus filled with travelers on a three-week tour to Florida from Boston for $61.50. Nearly a hundred years later, Collette is still family-owned (helmed by Dan Sullivan, Jr.), and now offering more than 150 escorted, small group and family tours in more than 60 countries on seven continents.
While Collette’s tour offerings are worldwide, it specializes in Australia and Europe, especially Ireland and Italy. Its travel collection includes Collette Classic Touring, the company’s flagship series of tours, offering a refined take on the art of guided travel; Explorations, offering personal adventures immersed in local culture for smaller groups (12-28 passengers); and Collette Family Vacations, bringing travelers of all ages together to experience the world’s greatest destinations.
In 2013, Collette will also be offering a full line of garden travel tours in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the world’s leading horticultural organization. The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Holidays proudly operated by Collette Vacations will incorporate visits to view specific or significant plants in their natural habitat, trips to exceptional public and botanical gardens, and exclusive admission to private and public gardens and events.
With knowledgeable, professional Tour Managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and roundtrip home-to-airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette seamlessly takes care of the details, making travel simple while providing outstanding quality and value.
To familiarize travel agents with their tours, Collette’s Agent Reduced Travel Rate offers discounts on agents’ personal travel rates (including companion discounts) from the first booking. Starting at 40% off a Collette tour and 10% off air for the agent, the discounts increase with each booking made. Agents qualify for the Book Your Own Bonus incentive program, offered on bookings made through April 30, after their first booking. The second booking earns a $50 bonus, while the third booking and any booking thereafter earns a $100 bonus.
In addition, Collette provides dedicated webinar training for travel agents throughout the year. Agents interested in learning more about Collette’s training programs, incentives and discounted agent rates can contact their local Collette District Sales Manager, or call 800.611.3361.
2013-2014 – Main Brochure http://www.collettevacations.com/ebrochure/1314_us_bigbook/index.html
2013-2014 – Collette Family Vacations Brochure http://www.collettevacations.com/ebrochure/1314_us_family/index.html
2013 – 2014 –Explorations Brochure http://www.collettevacations.com/ebrochure/1314_us_explorations/index.html
2013-2014 – Australia/NZ Brochure http://www.collettevacations.com/ebrochure/1314_us_australia/index.html
2013-2014 Europe http://www.collettevacations.com/ebrochure/1314_us_EU/index.html