Pura Vida - Montrose Travel Explores Costa Rica

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Montrose Travel negotiates exclusive Costa Rica familiarization trip for its team of independent contractors.

Montrose Travel Explores Costa Rica
Gaining firsthand experience with ‘Pura Vida’ was a fabulous experience. Participating on this trip enables me to speak authoritatively with my clients about Costa Rica.

Earlier this month, a team of independent contractors from Montrose Travel’s MTravel.com Hosting Division traveled to Costa Rica on an educational familiarization trip to explore numerous properties and local excursions. Montrose Travel currently hosts 500+ independent travel professionals nationwide. Teamed with representatives from participating supplier partners, their team of independent contractors and Montrose Travel associates traveled to San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Guanacaste on a seven day trip that included 23 hotel and resort visits.

For the second year in a row, Montrose Travel has worked with Pleasant Holidays to organize an exclusive event for their independent contractors and associates to experience a destination firsthand. These unique experiences provide their knowledgeable travel professionals the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the country and gain valuable insights as they visit numerous resort properties. By experiencing Costa Rica in person, their travel professionals will be able to give better customer service and vacation suggestions to their clients embarking on their own Costa Rican vacations.

Jim O’Brien of Achieve Your Dream Travel, an independent contractor of Montrose Travel, had heard of the friendliness of the Costa Ricans and the country’s diverse beauty but notes “gaining firsthand experience with ‘Pura Vida’ was a fabulous experience. Participating on this trip enables me to speak authoritatively with my clients about Costa Rica, our travel partners and the hotels and resorts we visited.” While in Costa Rica, Montrose Travel associates were also able to experience various local excursions such as ziplining above the Cloud Forest canopy, hiking to waterfalls and enjoying the Costa Rican cuisine.

On top of giving their independent contractor’s the opportunity to gain valuable destination knowledge, Montrose Travel as a host agency provides many benefits that make them a top competitor in the host agency arena. As a family-oriented company, Montrose Travel’s MTravel.com team works to get to know each independent contractor personally, and tailors their support to the agent’s needs.

Each independent contractor also has access to the mentoring support of the Business Development team, as well as award-winning programs in training, technology, and marketing. “I don’t know any agency that comes close to matching what Montrose Travel does,” says O’Brien, “that’s the primary reason why I’m very glad to be a part of the Montrose team.”

Celebrating 56 years in business, Montrose Travel, a family-owned travel management company, has grown from 14 employees in 1990 to more than 150 today and is now firmly established as a Top 50 Travel Management Company and a Top 5 Host Agency nationwide at $160+ million in sales. Montrose Travel strives to provide the highest quality services and most complete vacation, corporate travel, loyalty and group travel management solutions for its customers and home -based travel agents. Montrose Travel "will be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today!" Montrose Travel can be reached at 1-800-MONTROSE (666-8767) or by visiting http://www.montrosetravel.com. Visit Montrose Travel's Corporate Division at http://www.montrosecorporatetravel.com or call 1-800-766-4687. Home-based independent travel professionals may visit http://www.MTravel.com, email epeters(at)montrosetravel(dot)com, or call 1-800-870-5799. CST#1018299-10

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