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Enhanced Helps Home Based Agents Compete by Using ‘High Tech, High Touch’ Online Services

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - March 12th, 2015 - With Expedia’s recent purchase of Travelocity and Orbitz Worldwide, the travel world is becoming increasingly dominated by global brands, says industry veteran Vian Andrews, Founder and CEO of, the pioneering platform that provides home based agents and small agencies with lead generating tools and comprehensive new streams of income.  It also provides unprecedented buying clout through its global network of DMC’s, tour operators, and other travel and hospitality service providers and support services that are unique to

Andrews noted that multi-billion dollar companies like Expedia, which already owns TripAdvisor, CheapTickets, and other dominant brands, are spending millions of dollars to attract travelers, making it increasingly difficult for the home based agents to compete and survive.

“I’m a champion of home based agents and the small agencies, and I’m committed to helping them compete against these global brands,” said Andrews. “ levels the playing field, offering all the back office tools – including the best travel management system on the Internet – that savvy home-based agents need to run a successfully business. It features commission levels that really reward agents for their work. A help desk is also available – manned by live representatives – that help agents maximize their revenue opportunities. Best of all, it’s free to join! And agents are joining a community of over 7,000 members that have already registered, with more joining every day!” members also have instant access to the new generation of tech savvy consumers that are using social media through the company’s unique travel community. As part of Andrews’ “human touch” philosophy, every user has access to members through the site’s “Agent On Call” program.  

Strong Back Office Support offers white label solutions that include customizable travel documents and marketing literature. The site also provides tools such as trip management software and booking engines. It is attracting the attention of a wide range of travel service suppliers that includes Bedsonline, Farebuzz, RoamRight travel insurance, and vehicle rental company CarTrawler, all of which are committing resources to

Theresa McLarney, VP of Bedsonline North America is a big fan.  “We are amazed at the incredible array of intelligent tools that Vian and his team have integrated into,” she said. “We very much believe that the platform is the future of travel.  It instantly places home based agents in the best position to give travelers a more efficient – and at the same time more personable – way to connect with agents that other OTAs cannot match.  Bedsonline knew right away we wanted to be part of it, so we quickly jumped onboard with both feet!”

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