June 3, 2020 from Travel Agent Central
Flight Centre Travel Group announced the appointment of Marc Casto to the role of president, leisure brands of the company's Americas division. The company has established this role on the heels of its recently implemented retail transformation, to oversee and steer the implementation and day-to-day to execution of its new business model.
June 3, 2020
At GOGO Vacations, equal rights are central to the way we operate. We are committed to having a diverse workforce and as a global player in the travel industry, we have the opportunity to lead the way and help bring about change to this sector. We believe everyone is welcome and appreciated both as an employee and as a customer. However, the recent death of George Floyd and many others and the massive demonstrations which have arisen in response to the racism and violence experienced by black and minority communities, has caused us to reflect and challenge ourselves to do better, and to do more. As a company, we owe it to our people, our customers and our communities to categorically condemn these acts of violence. Never has it been more important to stand together and stand up for
February 29, 2020 from Travel Pulse
GOGO Vacations has been true to its name in the past couple of years. It’s been busy adding hotels, rebranding a small group division, introducing properties to its perk-rich My Time program, restructuring its branded affiliates and launching a new rewards program. What hasn’t changed, said John Van den Heuvel, president, is that GOGO deals only with travel advisors—as has been the case since its founding in 1951.
December 12, 2019
NEW YORK – Travel Weekly, the most influential source of news, research, opinion and analysis to the travel industry, honored the winners of its 17th annual Readers’ Choice Awards at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony on December 12 at the Conrad New York. The award winners, one for each of the 79 categories, represent the best of the best of the travel industry. The nominees and award recipients were chosen in two rounds of voting by Travel Weekly’s audience of travel professionals. These widely recognized, coveted awards are presented annually to the industry suppliers who led the way in product and service during the past year. The open ballot phase of the voting was conducted during the summer. Travel Weekly readers were invited to write in the names of any company they believe
October 8, 2019 from Travel Weekly
John Van den Heuvel, president of Gogo Worldwide Vacations, said companies like Gogo, its Flight Centre Travel Group parent and the travel industry at large have a responsibility to help destinations when they fall on hard times. That includes the Dominican Republic, where tourism took a hit after the consumer press scrutinized a series of tourist deaths in the country this summer, labeling them "mysterious" and prompting many U.S. travelers to cancel or change bookings.
October 8, 2019 from Travel Weekly
Flight Centre Travel Group recently sent 60 travel advisors from its Gogo Worldwide Vacations and Liberty Travel brands on an educational trip to the Dominican Republic, where they met with government officials and hoteliers after a rash of scrutiny in the consumer press on tourist deaths in the country this summer. Senior editor Jamie Biesiada spoke with Gogo president John Van den Heuvel about Gogo's experience with bookings to the Dominican Republic and what looks like the beginnings of a recovery.
May 15, 2019 from Travel Pulse
GOGO Vacations, a leading U.S. travel wholesaler, boosts travel agency partners’ competitive edge just in time for Summer sales offerings, with the introduction of GOGO’s new suite of trip cancellation waivers, TripSecure. Starting at $69, TripSecure is the only product that allows a cancel for any reason (“CFAR”) waiver to be sold separately or combined with a low air deposit offering.
May 15, 2019 from Recommend.com
GOGO Vacations has introduced a new suite of trip cancellation waivers, TripSecure, just in time to boost travel advisors’ competitive edge when booking summer sales offerings. Starting at $69, TripSecure is the only product that allows a Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) waiver to be sold separately or combined with a low air deposit offering. Delivering CFAR protection in conjunction with commission protection for advisors, TripSecure strengthens agency partners’ overall service offering to customers and gives travel agents a new opportunity to increase their earning potential, without the risk of a total loss of commissions.
March 28, 2018
Travefy, the leading itinerary management and client communication tool for travel agents, announced a new partnership with GOGO Vacations, one of the leading travel wholesalers. Through this integration, travel agents can directly import all customer bookings from GOGO Vacations or its sister brand, Worldwide Traveler, onto any Travefy itinerary. A travel agent simply authenticates their GOGO Vacations account on the Travefy Pro platform. Once complete, they can seamlessly import any client bookings which will auto-populate an itinerary with rich information. "Travefy is focused on helping travel agents save time through streamlined processes," notes Scott Rutz, head of sales and marketing, Travefy, Inc. "This new integration helps these agents build robust itineraries with the
January 23, 2018 from Travel Pulse
GOGO Vacations, which recently celebrated 65 years in business, has undergone a tremendous transformation in the 10 years since it was acquired by Flight Centre Ltd., a global travel group. Yet, in many ways, it remains the same company that travel agents came to know over its first 55 years.