Testimonials

Cruise Travel Services has been a home-based agency since we started 18 years ago. At that time home-based agents/agencies were looked down on as those annoying little people who didn't and wouldn't really count. My, oh my, how things have changed! Over the years we have been members of several consortiums, some very large and a few very small. We have always felt there was a need for an organization that catered to the needs of the home-based agent/agencies. Thanks to the forethought of a few individuals in the industry, NEST was created. This has turned out to be one of the best business decisions we’ve ever made. NEST offers us benefits similar to the larger consortiums without our having the feeling of being "just another number" in a computer. NEST has an excellent assortment of preferred suppliers and their blocked group space offering extra amenities is some of the best we have seen. This gives us a definite advantage. In this ever-changing industry, education should be at the top of everyone's list. NEST's webinars give us the chance to enhance our knowledge and speak with supplier representatives without ever having to leave our desks. All in all, we are very satisfied with our membership in NEST, and we will continue to encourage other travel professionals to look into NEST membership."


Jerry & Myra Funkhouser MCC's, Cruise Travel Services, Inc.

Having come from a very large consortium, I really enjoy being a member of NEST because of its ideal size. It’s large enough to have the benefits of things like free direct mail, rewards, support of the cruise lines and tour companies, yet small enough to know the staff and get assistance when needed. Plus, the networking opportunities like the annual NEST FEST conference and Seminars at Sea are intimate enough to network with fellow members and supplier executives. I believe sharing business experiences with other home-based agents and owners (which I have always been) is extremely beneficial.


Fran Card Owner, Card’s Cruise Connection

At the on-set, I was impressed with the marketing concepts, upscale imagery and imagination of NEST’s Marketing programs. Its direct mail campaigns are some of the best we’ve seen and the results are typically outstanding. NEST is always on the cutting edge of marketing concepts that are easy for us to implement and easy for the agencies to execute with positive return on investment.


Timothy Mullen President, Travel Impressions

I love NEST’s direct mail program, especially its JOURNEYS magazine. Sending JOURNEYS magazine to my clients three times a year is one of the best ways to stay on their mind in a professional, classy way. I have many clients who share JOURNEYS magazine with family, friends and coworkers. It is full of useful destination information, travel tips and wonderful photos!


CJ Marino Monte Carlo Travel

We want to thank you for making the Travel Club available to us. It’s amazing to be able to offer such great vacations & discounts from the major cruise lines and tour operators. It’s an exclusive offer that truly puts us above the rest of the competition! We have received so much business, that we have to be careful who we share it with...a great problem to have! We appreciate all NEST does for us, but with Travel Club you hit a HOME RUN!


George Aballi Connection To Cruise

We love the energy and entrepreneurialism that NEST agents bring to the table. We participate in a broad spectrum of the marketing initiatives but the real reason we see success is because our travel agent partners know and follow up with their clients in a way we never could.


Scott Nisbet CEO, Globus Family of Brands

Having been a member of NEST since 2005, they have not only provided marketing initiatives to take advantage of, they have provided invaluable support. NEST has enabled us to strengthen relationships with our suppliers and offer our clients amenities they wouldn’t necessarily receive without us being a member of NEST. Utilizing a number of NEST’s resources has enabled us to achieve professional goals we wouldn’t otherwise have accomplished.


Valerie Contrino Contrino Travel

The proprietary booking engines have allowed us to grow our business and make more money, in addition the expansive network of preferred suppliers has earned us greater commissions than we could not have earned on our own. Their hotel program builds customer loyalty and appreciation by offering our client’s amenities that we could not otherwise provide without added cost. We believe in NEST and strongly recommend any agency who wants to grow their business, to consider a relationship with NEST.


Pam Keystone The Art of Vacationing

The world is too big to travel it alone, both in person and in business. It is such a comfort to know that our agency has the full support of the NEST consortium. NEST offers knowledge, guidance, marketing initiatives and preferred suppliers that focus on our mutual success. With the support of NEST, our agency is not only growing, it is thriving.


Luann Lisell President, Lisell Travel

After attending the Educational events that NEST offers and meeting with the preferred suppliers, I started to focus more on marketing and implemented some of the strategies we learned. We are very engaged in the Marketing Programs that NEST offers. Our Business Analyst is very proactive in seeing us succeed, we are set up to have a record breaking year and I attribute that to all of the support I receive from this outstanding organization.


Heather Di Pietro Owner, TravelSalesGroup LLC

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Since 2004

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