American Council of Travel Makes Debut at RV Industry Conference
Made up of individual travel clubs and their strategic partners, ACT is intended to provide a clear voice and establish best practices for the travel club industry, improving recreational traveler experience. Whether they have a general membership or serve a specific affinity group, travel clubs are distinct in that they serve the needs of the entire leisure time travel industry. They benefit the industry by providing exclusive reservation services that act as an effective vehicle for delivering time bound specials offered by others in the industry, and absorb excess inventory from time-share and cruise companies in exchange for savings for their members.
According to Miller, ���Travel Clubs have evolved to a stage, and taken on a form where there is now a need to educate legislators and regulatory agencies about their unique structure. These efforts will hopefully lead to more effective oversight and consumer protections that will allow this niche within the travel industry to flourish in the future and provide greater benefits to the recreational traveler such as more locations and improved facilities.���
By establishing the standards for best practices to ensure excellence and value in the areas of sales and members services, ACT provides a forum that embraces all elements of the travel industry and facilitates a network of strategic alliances that will maximize revenues and minimize costs for everyone involved. A code of ethics will evolve that gives the industry guidelines to ensure that the customer experience is consistently a good one.