WHO WE ARE
Who: Husband and wife team, Alonzo Cartlidge & Sheila Turner Cartlidge with a team of professionals from Our Gang Travel
Background: Alonzo and Sheila have been in the business for 35 years, with an emphasis on group travel. Well respected and trusted among group leaders, the couple has created a niche in the market that has their clients booking trips and paying deposits BEFORE they even know where they are traveling to the next time. Alonzo and Sheila pride themselves on being family owned and operated and supportive of family brands, as a matter of fact - Alonzo and Sheila have become the brand.
Selling MSC Cruises: After hearing all the buzz about MSC Cruises – and in particular the MSC Yacht Club – Alonzo and Sheila decided to give MSC a try. After realizing what a great experience and value the MSC Yacht Club is for today’s cruisers, they have booked more than 140 passengers on MSC Divina, Seaside and Meraviglia just in the Yacht Club. Previously, Our Gang introduced MSC to its signature package of private entertainment, parties, book discussions, and tours.
Excited about the next generation of cruisers, Our Gang is always traveling on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, where it has been one of the top sellers in the northeast for the past twelve years. Serving the world from three locations: New York, New Jersey and Georgia, Our Gang travel has coined the logo " You haven't seen the World until we show it to you ", and their clients from all walks of life attest to it.
Don't think Our Gang Travel is just about cruises. This company has made history on many land vacation adventures, including trips to South Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Hawaii and Australia , as well as cruising. Now, it's YOUR time to join one of the fastest growing minority owned travel agencies in the Northeast.
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WHY SHOULD YOU USE A LICENSED, BONDED, INSURED TRAVEL AGENCY ?
1. Travel agents are knowledgeable experts.
First and most importantly, travel agents provide knowledge and expertise that has taken them years to collect. This consultative experience with travel agents is incredibly valuable to consumers because it allows them to combine their own research with the expertise of their trusted travel agent and ultimately feel very confident in their final decision.
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If you have a chance to hire a professional advocate and researcher for zero cost to you (we're paid by the suppliers), why would pass up that free value-add?
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We are able to create a seamless travel experience with transfers, air, as well as unique pre and post tours and hotels. We are also able to create private excursions that are unique to your need. We bring added value to every booking.
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Let it be known that everyone who calls themselves a travel agent may not have the necessary training, licenses, bonds, appointments and insurance. Your Travel Agent is just as important as your Doctor. Your well-being can be determined by both. Ask for documentation before you spend your money.
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There's so much advice we can offer, it helps to have an agent before you go on a trip. But it's also great to have an agent for when things go bump in the night, to have someone to call when you have a delayed flight or problem with a room, etc. Yes, you might get a lower price on line, but if you want service, we're the ones who will be there for you at 3 a.m."
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The profession is only going to become stronger and more needed... You are going to need them to continue to sell more than ever.
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A good agent is impartial and will always recommend and give insights into the best choice for the client, not the supplier. Going direct to suppliers limits your feedback to what is best for the supplier.
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When you get a good travel agent on the phone he/she can enhance your vacation with knowledge and expertise that you can't get on the internet. And we have access to all types of promotions.
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In most cases there is no price difference between booking direct and booking with a local travel agent, so the customer gets all the benefits of a personal shopping experience at no extra cost. It's the equivalent of the perfect storm of reasons to work with travel agents! Travel agents are also close to home, allowing a personal and very customized experience, and this is something that no 1-800 number can provide.