Villas of Distinction Announces Partnership with Traveler Extraordinaire Tammy Levent
This partnership includes six national TV segments highlighting the brand and training opportunities within Levent’s Travel Agents Success Kit (TASK) program
Wilmington, Mass. (April 12, 2018) – Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier luxury villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, announces its partnership with Tammy Levent and her Just Go Trav television travel segment. Just Go Trav, which airs on NBC’s Daytime, debuted in January 2018; the first Villas of Distinction segment aired on Feb. 14th in 182 cities and more than 30 million homes.
Just Go Trav is a four-minute vignette that introduces viewers to new destinations, travel trends and resort packages. In December 2017, Levent announced that she was partnering with Kevin Harrington, the original shark from Shark Tank and inventor of "As Seen on TV." Levent and Harrington created Just Go Trav to educate consumers so they don't rely on the internet, which is filled with misinformation.
“A top priority for us has always been and will continue to be supporting the travel agency community,” said Steve Lassman, vice president of villa product & agency relations for Villas of Distinction. “Working with Tammy through this partnership, provides us with additional outlets to give consumers and travel agents a better understanding of the benefits and value a luxury villa experience offers, while also educating the consumer that a travel agent is their best resource for a villa vacation.”
In addition to the six TV segments in 2018, the Villas of Distinction partnership with Levent includes educating agents on selling luxury villa vacations and better understanding the value a villa provides through her Travel Agents Success Kit (TASK) program. Lassman already hosted one webinar and will be working with Levent on future training opportunities, providing tips for agents on how they can compete with direct-to-consumer sites, grow their business and be profitable.
“We have been so excited with the response from viewers who call in as a result of the travel segment and how they really get to understand the property and/or destination we are featuring as well as all the perks that go with it,” said Tammy Levent, CEO Elite Travel & Founder of TASK. “As partners with Villas of Distinction we are able to highlight the villa experience, and teach viewers about the benefits of booking a villa vs. a hotel as well as the ease of having a home-away-from-home. These segments give the traveler more information than they can possibly get on their own online. My partnership with Harrington has allowed us to pitch these properties as an infomercial rather than a commercial so potential clients don’t feel sold to, but rather informed.”
To learn more about Villas of Distinction, visit VillasofDistinction.com or to book a villa vacation, call 1-800-289-0900.
About Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is an award-winning, full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Central America, the Continental United States and many private islands. Most villas feature private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. The luxury provider has gained its clients’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds the guest’s expectations. For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home, and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas. www.VillasofDistinction.com.
About Tammy Levent
Levent is the CEO of Elite Travel, founder of the Travel Agent's Success Kit (TASK) and the recipient of multiple Travel Weekly Magellan and travAlliancemedia Travvy Awards. She was the travel expert on ABC Tampa's Morning Blend lifestyle show and her autobiography, “Sink Or Swim: A Survival Story,” has been a worldwide inspiration.