Americans leave hundreds of millions of vacation days unused. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this can make employees less effective, not more so. Researcher Mark Rosekind of Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm, conducted a study that found the benefits of a vacation can increase performance by 80%.
“Employers should encourage their employees to take time off,” according to Gina Davis, Travel Advisor and Independent Franchise Owner of Ocean View Travel, a Dream Vacations® franchise and OVTravelPerks.com. She is also a Retail Alliance member. “It makes for a happier, better adjusted and more motivated workforce.”
Davis has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals as well as Dream Vacation’s exclusive, elite product and service offerings. She is also highly skilled at arranging business travel.
“Utilizing travel agents for business travel is especially important,” said Davis. “In case things go wrong, having an expert can save a company thousands of dollars.”
As a Dream Vacations franchise owner, Davis has indepth training and received product briefings by major cruise lines and land suppliers. She is also an expert on CruiseControl, a proprietary customer relationship manager, sales reporting and reservation system. She even participated in onboard ship inspections at the state-of-the-art Dream Vacations training center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
“I’m always looking for ways to enhance my knowledge base,” said Davis.
Davis walks clients through the entire booking and planning process, from selecting destinations to providing packing lists to enhancing special occasions. She is trained to sell Sandals, AMResorts, Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess, Alaska travel packages and special needs travel.
Additionally, Ocean View Travel created an innovative perks program no other travel agency offers. Davis worked diligently to find the best deals and the most valuable extras. There is no cost to join and no long-term commitments. Members will also have access to a website designed specifically for your employee or member group.
“It’s really a great program,” Davis pointed out. “Especially for non-profits looking for fundraising opportunities. People who book through the non-profit’s free travel website will have a portion of the commissionable earnings donated to the organization.”
Dream Vacations is part of the World Travel Holdings family of brands, a top travel retail network in the world with incredible buying power with every major cruise line and many tour operators, resulting in exceptionally low prices and exclusive offers.
“I love my job,” said Davis. “It’s a joy to help others make their travel dreams come true.”
Member Special: Retail Alliance members save at least 15% off brochure prices on all cruises and resort vacations!