NEW YORK -- Travel Leaders Group is adding a new package
component to its Select Hotels & Resorts program with help from its network
of destination management companies (DMCs).
Travel Leaders Network president Roger Block discussed the
new program at a Travel Leaders Network media update Wednesday at the W Times
Square. Like the Select Hotels & Resorts program, the new packages will be
available to all of Travel Leaders Group's brands and agents, not just the
Block said Travel Leaders Group is working with its network
of DMCs to create packages around the 1,200 hotels in its Select Hotels &
Resorts program. The pre-packaged programs include activities to do in each
destination and are fully customizable.
The programs, Block said, will likely be of most interest to
business travelers looking to add a day or two of leisure.
Travel Leaders Group chief marketing officer Stephen
McGillivray said advisors who fall under the company's umbrella have reported
wanting to see activities information when they search for a hotel. Creating
packages around the Select Hotels & Resorts program will enable them to do
The announcement comes at the beginning of what Travel
Leaders Network executives believe will be a productive year. In 2019, the
network is ahead year over year "across the board," Block said. That
includes sun-and-fun vacations, deep water and river cruising, and escorted