TAP Opens Guaranteed Departure Tours to International Operators: The Just published 2015-16 Guaranteed Departures brochure of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP) offers the most wide-ranging collection of travel experiences ever developed by the organization since it was first established in 2001 by a group of NTA operators looking to develop product that any of them could market. Now 32 in number, TAP’s operators have product that is guaranteed against cancellation, even if there is but one confirmed booking backed up by a deposit. TAP travelers can now selected from product that features 500 worldwide destinations.
Asked about the TAP’s global reach in a conversation with Inbound that focused on the 2015-16 brochure Stefanie Gorder, TAP’s executive director, made the point that all TAP products are available to international tour operators and that, to varying degrees, all TAP operators are experienced at conducting business—and regularly do so— with international operators.
And while Guaranteed Departures will always be the signature of any TAP product, Gorder added, the organization is expanding its reach to include a wider variety of travel experiences, including cruise (it has expanded its partnership with Holland America Line, offering cruise and Alaska Land Journey options) rail, and more.
In addition to its Guaranteed Departure line, TAP operators also feature Scheduled Departures (these tours have timing and pricing ready to go; itineraries are available for booking and once a passenger quota is met, Scheduled Departures become Guaranteed Departures) and Custom Group Tours (the standard minimum ranges from 20-30 passengers) for groups seeking a personalized touring experience.
To download a copy of the 2015-16 Guaranteed Departures brochure, visit: http://www.flipsnack.com/TAPllc/tap-into-travel-2015-2016-guaranteed-departures.html. For more information on Travel Alliance Partners, visit: http://www.travelalliancepartners.com/.