TORONTO — Building on a working relationship that goes back more than 30 years, Goway and APT have announced some changes impacting their distribution partnership.
Effective immediately, Goway will become the company’s exclusive distribution partner in the market, and APT’s travel offerings will be known as APT by Goway.
Bruce Hodge, Goway’s Founder and President, says the new APT & Travelmarvel distribution model will ensure the best support for trade partners and clients. Agents can get instant availability and confirmations on most APT bookings via Goway’s team of Destination Specialists.
“APT is one of the crown jewels in our product offerings to the fabulous lands downunder,” says Hodge. “They offer excellent and easy-to-sell trips and lucrative sales opportunities for travel professionals who want to more-than-satisfy their clients.”
Agents can earn cash rewards on every booking with the GowayPro Loyalty Program. They can also take advantage of APT & Travelmarvel’s top-level Australia and New Zealand products for 2023 and 2024. APT’s exclusive ‘Freedom of Choice’ options, allows guests to personalize their journeys to suit their needs.
Paul Melinis, APT & Travelmarvel Managing Director, says: “We are delighted to announce our exclusive partnership with Goway Travel in North America, which will ensure that our valued agent partners are equipped for success and receiving the very best possible support. Goway Travel are the undisputed experts in their field, and perfectly positioned to help the trade to sell our outstanding portfolio of luxury APT and value centric Travelmarvel itineraries. Together we can seamlessly deliver a portfolio of holidays for all budgets and tastes that are unrivalled in the market.”
Goway’s announcement came with an FAQ for travel advisors…
Q. What will happen to existing bookings?
Goway: “They will remain in place and will be taken care of by APT. You can still contact APT about an existing booking at email@example.com.”
Q. Will the APT website still exist?
Goway: “There will be a redirect from www.aptouring.com to APT by Goway, where all info regarding all APT itineraries will be available.”
Q. I don’t want to book through Goway. Can I still make a booking directly?
Goway: “Unfortunately, no. All bookings for APT will need to go through Goway starting February 1, 2023.”
Q. Is APT financially secure?
Goway: “Yes, absolutely. APT is venturing into this partnership to offer enhanced service and a more streamlined booking process for its customers and partners. As Goway is an active member of USTOA, all APT bookings will be covered by the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.”
For more information about the new partnership, visit Goway’s website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details about APT & Travelmarvel’s 2023-24 travel products can be found at APT by Goway.