A Message from Ashish…

 

We always look forward to Travel Week, and are never disappointed. This year proved to be better than ever with an outstanding attendance. Congratulations! And thank you to all who worked so hard to make this event a success.  We had a grand time playing in the sand, and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

 

Navigator Edition® Edition III  – Big Five’s “brochure” helps you build your luxe client base
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You and your clients will fall in love with Big Five’s elegant and colorful coffee table book. Its distinctive take on 40+ countries is designed to give your clients a world of ideas for their next grand travel adventure. When hand-delivered to clients, this unique video-laden hard-cover book will result in quote requests and bookings. Click here to order you copy today.

We want to share with you resources and tools available to you. For example, as part of our process, prior to sending an itinerary, we can do a video or telephone conference call with you and your client, at no cost to you. We have found that the result, with a qualified client, is a 50% to 70% close rate. You close more often and faster using conference calls.

Another useful asset is our What’s on you Bucket List for 2018/2019?   Follow the link to download the letter and customize it with your contact information and logo to introduce Big Five Tours & Expeditions to your clients and to begin a dialogue. Or, email info@bigfive.com and request a copy.

Galapagos.com
We just launched Galapagos.com, a sustainable travel website named after the islands that are home to some of the rarest species on Earth and birthplace for Darwin’s theory of evolution. The new website is designed for travelers and travel advisors in search of world-class holiday destinations that also benefit local people and the planet. It provides a general ranking from a neutral third party for destinations based on sustainable tourism. If you, like so many of our partners have told us, have questions or you have clients with questions about sustainable travel, please visit Galapagos.com to find out more.

Your Travel DNA
Along with the Bucket List letter, yourtraveldna.com further serves to put the interests of your clients first. This innovative approach to trip planning offers you a tool to discover the traveler’s passions and interests. No more trying to fit a traveler into a destination. Now you match the destination to the traveler.  Visit yourtraveldna.com.  It’s easy, fun and a great tool to further the conversation.

President’s Picks
Our goal is always to provide you with cutting-edge, out-of-the-box ideas and journeys for you to offer your clients. Browse the President’s Picks, a collection of a dozen adventures that are handpicked by our ever-on-the-road president. We challenged him to look far afield to discover locations and activities that will charm, delight and surprise you.

Precious Journeys®
As you may already know, Big Five is also passionate about families. Our Precious Journeys® family-focused adventures introduce younger children to new places, people and experiences such as a hands-on peanut butter workshop in Guatemala presented by peanut farmers in their homes, and going out with local fishermen to learn about sustainable fishing techniques.

Precious Journeys® College Edition focuses on the next steps for our future leaders as they begin to discover their own identities. These adventures allow young adults to explore with their families, and, at the same time, begin to use the knowledge and skills they have gained. They offer young adults opportunities to investigate more complex interests such as graffiti in Buenos Aires, Colombia and elsewhere; a trek in Australia’s amazing wilderness; and a climb up Sri Lanka’s 12th-century Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Big Five Webinars
For useful information about destinations, travel trends, how Big Five can be even more useful to you, please sure to check out some of our past webinars through This Link. If you are interested in having Big Five do a webinar for your company, please contact Paul Dorgan, VP Sales, email: paul@bigfive.com, or (800) 244 3483, ext. 2206. 

For more about Big Five

  • One More Generation: Discover why we chose to partner with this nonprofit organization, which was founded by two young conservationists.
  • Kids: Explore our family initiatives
  • Media Center: For more information and articles about Big Five