InsiderTravelReport.com(ITR) was launched in a collaborative effort by James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report LLC and Scott Whitley of Travel Relations LLC.
ITR subscribers exceed 100k verified and active selling travel agents. Each subscriber has entered more than 30 data points focused on who they are, where they are located, who they are affiliated with, and what they specialize in selling.
ITR is unique to each subscribing travel agent since every daily eNewsletter and home page are 100% unique to each of the 85k verified travel agents. ITR displays the news and advertising that matches each travel agent’s unique sales specialty, closest airport gateway and affiliation. ITR is where the subscriber’s news comes first.
INSIDER TRAVEL REPORT LLC provides the editorial content for InsiderTravelReport.com, including timely news articles, analysis, profiles and destination reports. We also produce the video content, including interviews with key travel industry executives, destination reviews and product profiles. Led by James Shillinglaw, editor in chief, who has more than 25 years of experience in travel trade journalism, InsiderTravelReport.com delivers cogent and relevant content, with analysis of key issues affecting travel agents, better perspective on the industry, and more video content than any other website in the field. Alan Fine, chief multimedia officer and CFO, is a director, producer, editor and travel writer. Fine has worked for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures, has sold screen and teleplays to TriStar Pictures, Universal Studios, USA Networks and Pachyderm Entertainment and produces at least a video a day for ITR.
TRAVEL RELATIONS LLC provides the unique technology behind InsiderTravelReport.com via the taCONNECT network. taCONNECT leverages data aggregated from an extensive network of industry registration forms – including ITR, education programs, webinars, loyalty programs and supplier travel agent update profile requests – creating a data network that is constantly being fueled with the most current contact and business information. taCONNECT is the largest collection of real-time travel trade business information in the travel industry.
Having an updated and enhanced travel agent and meeting planner database means travel companies can better serve special rates, incentives, news and highly targeted promotions to their partner travel agent and meeting planner contacts.
It also means ITR can better serve subscribing travel agents with travel trade news and advertising that matches their unique verified profile.