AN OPEN LETTER TO YTB AND ALL MLM TRAVEL AGENTS From Peter Stilphen, MCC
Straight Talk Concerning The Travel Agent Distribution System.
NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH YTB
Hello Fellow Travel Professionals,
Welcome to my newsletter where I discuss the travel agent distribution system with straight talk, sometimes with humorous thoughts and sometimes down right provocative.
Consumers are a little more savvy which also contributed to the downsizing of companies like Global Travel International and putting a hurt on the likes of YTB, Traverus or World Travel Ventures
TRUE which provided a code that identified the travel agent to the supplier. It was very helpful at the beginning as it helped many travel agents get started in the business. Although there was no guarantee to the supplier that the code holder was a well trained travel agent, it did provide a potential contact.
TRUE is a for-profit entity with its revenue not necessarily being utilized for additional training and education as is the non-profit entities of IATAN and CLIA. I believe that the profits from travel photo ID cards should in some manner accrue to the benefit of travel agents and not to possibly line someone's pockets.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, I would say it's a "card mill" in a duck suit I think it's time for TRUE to end the hypocrisy and come out of the closet
OUR MONTHLY LIST OF THE MOST NOTABLE BUMS IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY If you find that I am incorrect in listing one of these companies, I will do a retraction in the following issue. A-1 TRAVEL-VACATION.COM
ACTIVE TRAVEL NETWORK
AMERICAN TRAVEL BUREAU
AMERICAN VOYAGER TRAVEL a/k/a GRAND VOYAGER TRAVEL
CASH CARD WORLDWIDE, now known as TRAVEL REACTION
COASTAL VACATION CLUB
GATEWAY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
EE TRAVEL BENEFITS
GLOBAL TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL Many hotels no longer accept their card.
FUN TIME VACATION CLUB
GT TRENDS formerly PRT TRAVEL
HOLIDAY PLANNERS a/k/a INFINITE FRONTIERS and formerly AMERICAN VOYAGER, not to be confused with Holiday Planners , Branson, Missouri.
INTELETRAVEL(terminated by IATAN, a member of OSSN, ARTA and ASTA)
INTERNATIONAL WORLD OF VACATIONS
JOIN CRUISE TO CASH
MY LEISURE BUSINESS.BIZ, A spin off from World Ventures. They grow like weeds in a manure farm.
PROTRAVEL NETWORK (NOW PTN, INC), a piece of work (not to be confused with ProTravel International) Recently changed its name to PTN, Inc so it can sell non-travel item.
TRAVELONE (Beacon Travel)
TRAVELSTAR(JOYSTAR), Chapter 7
TRAVELWIZE a/k/a CYBERWIZE, just fried
TRAVERUS (Supported by OSSN)
ULTIMATE CHOICE TRAVEL
WORLD VENTURES TRAVEL
YTB INTERNATIONAL (In serious financial trouble) YOUR TRAVEL BIZ, YTBCARS THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIERS, WE CALL THEM THE "GOOD GUYS," NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH YTB
AS A BUSINESS PROMOTER IN TRAVEL I CAN ONLY SAY GOD WILL MAKE A WAY FOR HIS PEOPLE TO SUCCEED AND OVERCOME, I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING YOUR STORIES AND OFFERING SUPPORT AND INFORMATION THAT CAN BRING A CHANGE TO YOUR ISSUE
(I WILL POST MORE INFORMATION THAT CAN BE A HELP TO YOU SOON)