Senior Vice President
|Tell us a little about Sagres Vacations
Sagres Vacations is a Destination Specialist for Portugal and Spain, focused on curating Personalized Itineraries for your Individual and Group Customers.
What is the unique value proposition your company offers to travelers?
We design itineraries with unique authentic experiences such as Private Wine Tastings, Tile Workshops, Culinary Workshops with local chefs among others. Sagres Vacations employs our own Professional Local Tour Guides that tailor each itinerary based on the interest of your clients.
What are the top benefits travel sellers stand to gain by working with your company?
Travel Agents can Personalize each Group and FIT Itinerary, and choose their commission level. All of our itineraries are priced NET allowing our travel agent partners to earn as much commission as they choose.
What is new and exciting with your brand?
Sagres Vacations recently opened a local office in Porto, Portugal employing a team of Travel Designers and Professional Tour Guides. Earlier this year, Sagres Vacations led a Photo Tour of Portugal with World Renown Former White House Photographer, Pete Souza.
Tell us about a success story (and the WOW factors) when you worked with a travel seller
Recently we worked with a travel agent, who requested our Private Tour Services in Lisbon for two couples who were retired Music Teachers. We curated a personalized itinerary for them including overnight stays at a Music Themed Hotel and in one of the leisure days, we had our tour guide accompany them to a traditional Portuguese Guitar Shop in Lisbon where they purchased two guitars. The Travel agent received a glowing review from the customers and she loved how we personalized the experience.
What tools and/or resources does your company offer on an ongoing basis for travel sellers (ex: booking tools/technology, customer service, etc.)?
Sagres Vacations Travel Agent Partners have a dedicated Travel Designer throughout the itinerary process. We also have a 24 Hour emergency number for all passengers on Tour in addition to our local office in Porto. Sagres Vacations personalizes the finalized itinerary with the Travel Agent Call To Action.
What commission structures or awards does your company offer to travel sellers?
Sagres Vacations provides a NET price to our travel agent customers, allowing them to earn as much commission as they choose.
Please share any of your company’s accolades (ie recognitions, awards, etc.)
Sagres Vacations executives have been selected to speak at various trade shows, including the Travel Agent Forum and the New York Times Show.