NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Austrian Airlines presented its annual sales achievement award for 2006 to Travelong. Travelong.com is a regional mega agency dedicated to providing travel services to corporate and home based agents. Travelong is the recipient of the “Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for Austrian Airlines NYC District 2006.”
Barbara Birer, Director Sales USA and Deputy General Manager of Austrian Airlines, Robert Golden, District Sales Manager, and Cynthia Gonzales, Sales Executive of Austrian Airlines presented the “Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for Austrian Airlines NYC District 2006” to the President and CEO of Travelong.com, Mr. Sam Jain.
*(Photo Caption: From Left to Right, Cynthia Gonzales, Barbara Birer and Sam Jain.)
The Outstanding Sales Achievement Award is a coveted and respected award. This honored award marks high sales volume and accelerated volume in a short period of time. In Travelong’s case, this award was achieved in 90-days. Mr. Jain said, “We attribute this success to our aggressive marketing strategy, proprietary technology and solid distribution channels that broadened our reach.”
Travelong’s sales to Europe and the Indian Sub-continent will cross 120 Million USD this year, as per Sam Jain, CEO of Travelong. “We feel that Europe and India are going to grow tremendously after the Open Skies agreement, and Travelong is fully prepared to benefit from this by utilizing its strengths in technology and marketing. We forecast that our International business to Western Europe, Eastern Europe and India will grow to over 400 Million USD within 3 Years from the current 120 Million this year.”
Travelong has net fare agreements with many major US and European Airlines to Europe and beyond in Economy as well as Business Class.
Travelong was established in 1933 and is a unique full service travel agency located in New York City, servicing more than 100 corporate clients and 18,000 home based agents and independent contractors across the United States. Their accomplishments within the travel industry are due to an innovative management team and an office that is staffed by highly experienced travel consultants whose ultimate mission is client satisfaction.
Travelong has the tools, cutting edge technology, solutions and resources to provide their Home Based Agents and Independent Contractors, so they can focus on growing their business. Travelong’s success has come from their ability to create many strong partnerships over the past 70 years.
About Austrian Airlines
“Today, as the leading Austrian airline group, we fly to 130 destinations in 66 countries on all five continents, are a member of the global Star Alliance and focus our activities strongly on Central and Eastern Europe.”
To find out more about Travelong, log onto, travelong.com
To find out more about Austrian Airlines, log onto, www.aua.com/us/eng.