Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — iZento is pleased to introduce the newest must-have online tools for agents to use in 2010 – the company’s advanced trip planner and itinerary builder designed specifically for travel professionals. With a monthly subscription fee of only $15.00, iZento offers an inexpensive and unique new way for agents to enhance the quality of their travel planning services and increase profitability. To celebrate the official product launch, iZento is encouraging agents to try the service for free – by offering a one month free trial available at iZento.com/travelpro — the company’s dedicated portal developed for travel professionals.
The new online service provides traditional and home-based travel agents with an easy-to-use, yet robust tool for building complex itineraries and creating customized trip journals that can be shared online or professionally bound and printed for clients. Beyond any similar type of service, iZento enables a customer to collaborate in building their trip online at iZento.com, coupled with live agent support and insight for the ultimate in itinerary personalization.
“Now is the perfect time for travel agents to consider new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, while enhancing their professional offerings and expertise,” said Tony Del Favero, Vice President and Co-Founder of iZento. “Since founding the company in 2007, we have held numerous forums with traditional and home-based agents to solicit their valued feedback on our product. Based on this feedback, we have designed an online service that helps travel professionals combine state-of-the-art Internet content with their specialized “off-web” knowledge as travel consultants to significantly enhance the traveler experience. We are delighted to be able to offer this collaborative tool to help make agents more successful in their role as expert travel consultants.”
“iZento really helps me to stand out in the crowd,” said Becki Toth, Owner & Travel Consultant, Travelbugs, LLC. “It’s hard being a small agency without the connections and overrides of the larger agencies, so anything that gives me the cutting edge in customer service is really important!”
While iZento uses a complex, proprietary technology, a user-friendly interface makes it easy for travel professionals to complete the step-by-step trip building process. Once an agent has input the necessary trip information into the iZento prompts, iZento organizes the information in a matter of seconds, creating a completely personalized and impressive trip plan that can be edited by the travel professional, viewed online for collaboration with clients, posted on Facebook or purchased as a professionally-bound print journal as an impressive take-along reference for travelers. Within minutes, any subscriber can create an impressive, trip journal personalized to a client’s specifications that brings all of those important details of a trip (destination information, directions, maps, opening/closing times, etc.) into one compact companion.
“I had a FABULOUS meeting and got the client,” said Paula Mitchell Manning, ACC, Co-Owner of Call Lynn 2 Travel. “She was very impressed with the presentation I did using iZento — it sealed the deal!”
iZento’s agent-focused tools include priority access to an extensive database of cruises, air travel options, destination information, activities, events and more that can be incorporated into an itinerary with a few simple clicks. Another highly requested feature is that travel specialists can brand iZento’s trip journals with their own company logos and marketing messages – providing a personalized touch for their clients as well as high quality collateral pieces that enhance their professional appeal. Subscribers additionally have access to all-new templates and trip book designs accessible exclusively for use by agent-subscribers. Plus, the iZento service offers agency administration tools to manage consultant licenses and share specialist-created trip templates, increasing knowledge and productivity throughout an agency.
At iZento.com, consumers can dabble in putting together elements of their trips and send them to their preferred travel professionals. They can also review and can collaborate with their travel agents in editing itineraries created by agent-subscribers. For more information and to sign up for a free one-month trial, visit iZento.com/travelpro.
About iZento: iZento is the most comprehensive online travel planning and itinerary building service with tools and resources designed specifically for travel professionals. The company’s dedicated travel agent web presence, iZento.com/travelpro, provides traditional and home-based agents with a cost effective and easy-to-use option for building complex itineraries with swift efficiency. Proprietary technology for trip planning enables a customer to collaborate in building their trip online with offline agent support. This online service helps agent’s differentiate themselves in the marketplace and deliver high-quality multi-faceted trip itinerary journals that can be shared online or professional bound and printed for clients. The cost for the iZento subscription service is only $15 dollars per month, per Travel Professional – with no long-term contract requirements or upfront costs. Volume discounts are also available for large organizations. iZento is a privately held corporation based in California. For more information, visit iZento.com.
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