Travel To Go, one of America’s largest providers of travel services and vacation club products, announces a new outreach program involving a series of shows using one of the most effective communication channels available — radio. The strategic use of the medium and the enormous over the air and online audience that tunes in each day is part of the company’s efforts to clarify the way vacation ownership programs work and discuss the differences between traditional timeshare products and the new, flexible vacation programs now available to the traveling public.
Jeanette Bunn, President of Travel To Go, speaks at GNEX 2012, February 2, 2012
Tommy Middaugh, Executive Vice President of Travel To Go, speaks at GNEX 2013
Travel To Go, a leading provider of luxury vacation fulfillment, knows that every traveler wants to become more familiar with where they are from. For many Americans, this country offers many opportunities all around the nation for a fun and exciting vacation. But which destination is the best for you and your family? These quintessential American cities offer both history and culture, so pack your bags and get the family ready for some end-of-summer fun.
1. New Orleans: The cobblestone streets of New Orleans are a scenic part of the country you won’t want to miss. This city offers stunning architecture, nightclubs lit up in neon, along with French colonial homes draped in ivy that create an eclectic mix that is both beautiful and intriguing to see. The French Quarter district is the top reason tourists flock to the area, since the square is home to jazz musicians, fortune tellers and artists perfect their craft.
2. Las Vegas: This city’s famed strip will feel like visiting a lot of different destinations, since there are themed resorts & casinos that range from Greece, France, Italy, New York City and Egypt. People flock to this area to see all the neon lights and to interact with tourists from around the globe, making this one a popular place for fun.
3. Nashville: Soaking up the country music culture makes for a true American experience unlike any other. One must-see spot is the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with the Grand Old Opry. Also take the time to learn some authentic line dancing, and grab your cowboy boots to fit in with the crowd.
Travel To Go knows these cities offer a great experience for travelers to soak up some of the varieties of American culture.
GNEX 2013 Panel Discussion
A Brave New World?
After the global financial crisis, are the current changes we’re making here to stay, or just passing trends? Our panel will discuss if we are about to awake to a brave new world of emerging markets dominating consumer spending, whilst putting additional strain on older properties in saturated markets; whether or not we will see more product diversification including deeded property replaced by right to use models and if the rise in online transactions and interaction are a permanent game changer for us all.
Panelists: Interval International, RCI, Ragatz Associates, Absolute World Group, Travel To Go
Panel Discussion: A Brave New World?
After the global financial crisis, are the current changes we’re making here to stay, or just passing trends? Our panel will discuss if we are about to awake to a brave new world of emerging markets dominating consumer spending, whilst putting additional strain on older properties in saturated markets; whether or not we will see more product diversification including deeded property replaced by right to use models and if the rise in online transactions and interaction are a permanent game changer for all of us.
Panelists include: Marcos Agostini, Interval International. Dimitris Manikis, RCI. Richard Ragatz, Ragatz Associates. Bryan Lunt, Absolute World Group. Tommy Midaugh, Travel To Go
On May 10, 2013, Travel To Go sponsored the First Annual Royal Family Kids Club Golf Tournament held at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Wayne & Diane Tesch served as Sr. Associate Pastor on staff of Newport-Mesa Christian Center in So. California for 18 years. They have over 35 years of experience in developing camps for children and fast food franchising models.In 1985, they were challenged with the opportunity to develop a program for some of the most severely abused children in their community. These week-long summer camps became known as Royal Family Kids’ Camps. Each Royal Family KIDS Camp is sponsored by a local church. Today, using a franchising model, the non-profit organization of Royal Family KIDS has grown nationwide to a network of camps sponsored by churches in 26 denominations and spans 36 states and 5 foreign countries.
Germany is one of the best stops on a tour of Europe. Germany is in the top 7 most visited countries in the world and Travel To Go knows that it is because of how amazing the country truly is. Every year, festivals are held throughout Germany to attend, including Oktoberfest, Largest Fair on the Rhine, and Cannstatter Volksfest. Additionally, as a country full of history, there are historic buildings all over the country including castles such as the Hohsenschwangau Castle seen above. Take a trip to Germany and enjoy all the country has to offer.
At Travel To Go, we work hard to improve our customer service and overall performance on a daily basis, and we always bounce some ideas around on how to achieve that. That’s why we decided to focus on goal setting during our latest company employee meeting. However, we didn’t want our employees to pick goals just for the sake of it, and not be able to measure the results. So we made sure all established goals follow the S.M.A.R.T. criteria (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) since this system has proved to work well in the business world for many years now. We asked our employees to come up with three relevant business goals, as well as three personal goals, and define the specific ways they would use to achieve their goals and measure them.
For example, let’s say that an employee’s business goal is to improve Travel To Go’s phone customer service. She could do that by aiming at returning every phone call within 30 minutes of the time the travel club member left a message. An easy way to measure this goal would be to keep a log of each return call for each message. Of course, to attain this goal our phone customer service representative would need a timer at her desk or on her computer to make sure she returns the call within 30 minutes. Another way our agent could improve overall phone customer service would be to go through a short list of questions at the end of every call to make sure that all the member’s needs have been answered and satisfied. Completing such checklist would help reduce follow-up calls for unresolved questions or concerns.
Our ultimate goal at Travel To Go is to provide 5-Star Service to each and every one of our travel club members.
Travel To Go, a top-tier provider of luxury vacation accommodations and amenities, knows that each year any summer vacation needs something to make it exciting. Huntsville, Alabama, is located in the northern region of Alabama, 2 hours south of Nashville Tennessee and two hours north of Birmingham Alabama, and is known as “Rocket City” USA. This city is all about space exploration and technology while offering the convenience of a big city and the outdoor activities of the country. Whether you want to advance your knowledge of space exploration or simply enjoy the breathtaking countryside, Huntsville offers attractions, activities and amenities for all tastes.
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
From the early beginnings of rocket and space technology in the 1950s, this industry put Huntsville on the map and grew it into the metropolitan area it is now. As part of this evolution, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center was opened in 1970 to welcome guests from all over the world to see and understand the technology, theories and creation of space flight and rocket propulsion. The museum offers artifacts from the space race such as a moon rock from the Apollo 12 mission and the Apollo 16 command module. This comprehension center is the must-see destination in Huntsville for anyone who ever dreamed of being an astronaut or fighter pilot. The center is also home to a world renowned space camp program.
Plan to spend a week at Space Camp solo, with your family or even with a work team. If you’ve dreamed of rocketing to the moon or seeing the earth as a small globe from the window of a space station, the Space Camps at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center will teach you the skills it takes to be one the few who get to advance space exploration. The center also offers camps on robotics or aviation. If astronaut food makes you queasy the robotics camp will teach you the skills to engineer the robotics that help others achieve their dreams in space. Aviation camp will teach students the science of aerodynamics and the effects mach speeds have on pilots. Incorporating a military-like structure, the aviation camp is the ideal place to teach pride and leadership while learning valuable hands on skills. Travel To Go knows a summer vacation spent here will truly make for an exciting story to tell back home.