Travel Leaders Group to Launch Worldwide Hotel Program
By Mimi Kmet
July 09, 2012 10:52 PM
Travel Leaders Group will launch the proprietary Travel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program in recognition of the more than $2 billion in hotel bookings currently made by its wholly owned, franchised and member agencies. The organization will launch the program in 2013, allowing all agencies under its umbrella to book via the program without working through third party aggregators.
Travel Leaders Group has named Mai Meyaart, formerly with CCRA Travel Solutions, as senior vice president to run the new operation. Meyaart is a 20-year veteran of the travel industry, having spent the majority of her career selling, marketing and distributing hotels in B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) environments. She has participated on several hotel advisory boards and developed preferred hotel programs and strategic partnerships for Rosenbluth International and American Express.
The Travel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program will provide a one-stop shop for hotels to work directly with its leisure, corporate and luxury agencies. The program features preferred hotel partners across all chain scales in key cities. Additionally, a dedicated luxury hotel program will be provided for Travel Leaders Group’s luxury-focused agencies.