Recommend Unveils New Website Suite, Including a New Venture into the Consumer Market

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The suite (recommend.com, edu.recommend.com and recommend.travel) is aimed at offering travel agents the best in travel content, specialist education and lead generation, while delivering all travel enthusiasts quality content written by Recommend’s globetrotting editors.

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From the fledgling travel student to the seasoned travel professional, we aim to not only offer the best in content and education for travel agents, but also to build exceptional networking, business and lead generation opportunities for them.

To enhance its role as a trusted travel agent partner, Recommend, one of the travel trade’s leading brands, has launched a new suite of online products. The suite (http://www.recommend.com, http://edu.recommend.com and http://www.recommend.travel) is aimed at offering travel agents the best in travel content, specialist education and lead generation, while delivering all travel enthusiasts quality content written by Recommend’s globetrotting editors.

“As our mission is to help travel agents sell travel, we strive to be more than media to our travel agent partners,” says Lorri Robbins, publisher of Recommend, “From the fledgling travel student to the seasoned travel professional, we aim to not only offer the best in content and education for travel agents, but also to build exceptional networking, business and lead generation opportunities for them.”

Recommend.com, the brand’s longstanding online home for travel agents, has been renovated to bring Recommend magazine’s high-caliber travel content to life. It introduces an appealing, streamlined experience, new exclusive online departments, a robust print magazine archive, and enhanced social media support.

Edu.recommend.com, one of the top online education centers for travel agents, has also received a major overhaul to bring it to the forefront of the industry, including a refreshed design, enhanced multimedia support, multiple levels of specialist courses (master and niche specialist), new student and supplier back-end dashboards, and “travel student” access for higher education students studying to become travel agents.

Recommend.travel signals a new venture for Recommend, as it brings the brand’s content to consumer travel enthusiasts, including exclusive online departments, onboard/on location reviews and on assignment reports from Recommend’s editors. As importantly, recommend.travel offers a significant lead generation benefit to travel agents who become certified via Recommend’s specialist courses on edu.recommend.com. Those agents are featured in recommend.travel’s proprietary destination specialist finders that allow consumers to locate and contact Recommend-certified specialists near them to make their dream vacations a reality. Current specialist finder destinations include: Florida, Saint Lucia, Israel, Costa Rica, Riviera Nayarit, Guatemala, Panama and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, with more on the way.

Recommend.travel’s content also fuels 'Where to Next', an e-zine developed in partnership with Passport Online for Passport’s e-zine email program, sent to over 2 million consumers on behalf of more than 7,000 travel agents.

About Recommend
Recommend is one of the travel trade’s leading brands including its industry-leading B-to-B magazine with 45,000 travel subscribers, 100% by direct request (BPA audited). Recommend has helped travel agents sell travel for over 44 years with its magazine, newsletters, education programs and websites. Visit http://www.recommend.com for more information.

About Passport Online
Passport Online is a Portland based technology company focused on e-marketing and e-commerce solutions for leisure travel agents and travel suppliers. Visit http://www.passportonlineinc.com for more information.

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