The continued growth of New York City as a destination for leisure travel offers profit-generating sales opportunities for travel agents, including Home Based travel agents, according to Joel Cohen, VP of NYC Vacation Packages (NYCVP)
"For growth minded travel agents the popularity of New York City as a destination represents opportunity," said Cohen. He reports a 25%-30% growth in sales in 2005 - a record for NYCVP - and a 59.4% increase in travel agent sales in 2005 over 2003. The company anticipates record sales for NYCVP in 2006.
"NYC is a year-round destination with world-class attractions - including Broadway. It's fully recovered from 9/11 and is rated as one of the safest cities in the US" said Cohen.
NYCVP's decades of expertise, he added, can help home based travel agents deliver the New York experience their clients want, when they want it - including hotel accommodations (3-star and up) at peak periods, restaurant reservations, Broadway shows, sports events and more.
NYCVP has extensive block space in leading hotels and also theatre, dining and sightseeing options. Cohen noted, adding that group travel opportunities abound in New York. NYCVP has a dedicated team to help agents put together successful groups to New York.
The company this year plans to upgrade its Web site at http://www.nycvp.com/ with more resources for home based travel agents in the agents-only section of the site. Agents can book online, download brochures and obtain detailed information on all programs, including maps. To become a home based travel agent go to www.homebased-travelagents.com
Also, NYCVP plans to come out with its own sightseeing tours that are designed with visitors' interests in mind, according to Cohen.
NYCVP will continue its holiday-related programs, including Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year's Eve, and packages to other major events. Sports and cultural event are also major attractions.
In addition to unique itineraries for family and group travel - one NYCVP program according to Cohen, is the only tour that gets visitors inside the State of Liberty - New York City Vacations programs can be tailored to all interests and budgets, including luxury programs.
All programs are fully commissionable. "We invite home based travel agents to contact us for more information and brochures - and we remain pledged to working professionally with travel agents."
New York City Vacation Packages is a member of the NACTA, ASTA, NTA, as well as NYC & Company. Home Based Travel Agents can contact New York City Vacation Packages, , by phone at 877 NYC-TRIP or 877-692-8747 and 570-714-4692, E-mail email@example.com