Travel Graphics International seeks one or more strategic sales partners to re-up our sales effort in the Twin Cities metro area. Opportunities also exist in Hawaii, Dallas, New Orleans, Denver, and many other major U.S. cities. We have developed high-quality products and services for the travel industry that are proven favorites of industry veterans and travelers alike. A strategic partner who joins us to infuse our sales program with new energy will benefit from our successful line of products and services, our 40-plus years of business goodwill, current and former client lists, marketing and administrative assistance, and production management.
In the Twin Cities, major growth opportunities exist via several proven sales models. These programs can be duplicated in any other major travel destination, worldwide, including these locations where TGI has led successful programs in the past: Hawaii, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Denver, and Orlando.
After 40-plus years as an innovator in map publishing and the travel industry, TGI’s founder and publisher, Stuart Sellars (LinkedIn), wants to turn his attention to charitable projects and travel. His daughter, Jennifer Wedel (LinkedIn), an experienced business manager and marketing strategist, intends to pilot the company as it continues forward. Stuart’s planned departure creates an opportunity in the all-important areas of business development, sales, and customer relationships.
Our sales models work especially well in partnership with Convention and Visitor Bureaus. CVBs give or sell our print and interactive products to visitors and residents to promote seasonal events; include our products as a member benefit; and offer enhanced customization options to major meeting, convention, trade show and event planners considering their destination for an upcoming event.
Other people and businesses that lend themselves to a TGI partnership include:
Because our maps are unique, beautiful to look at, and friendly to use, they remain in high demand throughout the travel and destination marketing industries. Almost without exception, we can set up distribution of hundreds of thousands of maps via hotels and visitor centers. Potential advertisers immediately recognize the value of placing their messages in publications going directly to their target markets, which makes advertising sales easier than for other print and online media. Advertising sales is not our only successful sales model, but it is an attractive choice for partners looking for multiple and creative ways to increase their bottom lines.
TGI’s main products are unique illustrated maps and a mobile concierge product that is currently in a beta-test phase. We also publish online interactive maps, which clients can customize to meet their precise needs.
Our virtual concierge product — the Best Guest Guides — can be sold alone or with the print maps as a companion. The Best Guest Guides stand out from the growing crowd of concierge app providers because it is:
SuperBowl 52 will bring over a million visitors to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Enormous sales opportunities exist to introduce TGI products to new prospects and re-introduce former clients to our expanded list of print and online maps and services.
TGI’s publisher, Stuart Sellars, has successfully guided the company through 4 decades of tumultuous changes in the travel and publishing industries, including the 1970s oil crisis, the rise of the Internet and the resultant decline in print publishing, and the travel industry decline resulting from the September 11, 2001, tragedy.
TGI’s gross revenue from Twin Cities sales and renewals peaked at more than $250,000. Conservative projections show potential to re-establish that revenue level within three years. Each major destination presents the same or greater potential.
We are energized by the prospect of combining TGI’s expertise and business goodwill with the high energy of a sales entrepreneur or a sales organization who finds the possibilities appealing.
Contact us today to further discuss how TGI and your business could craft an innovative partnership to add value for everyone involved.
We absolutely love the maps! Most importantly, so do our guests! Every time I open the map they are intrigued by how well designed it is. These maps really do help the guests get a visual on where they are and what's around them. We are truly blessed to have met you all, and what you have done for the hotel.
Our customers love these maps. They are a kind of “analog anchor” in a digitized world. And I am talking of travelers in their 30s who grew up with the Internet – they love them!
We've worked with TGI for many years and have always been satisfied with the products and service. They adapt to your unique needs and produce a well-liked and appealing product. Our guests especially appreciate the creative graphics that include the surrounding area, hotels, the university, and other landmarks.
Your maps are my absolute favorite to provide.
These are the best maps we have had!
TGI is a helpful and collaborative company to work with. Their maps are appealing and cost-efficient.
TGI is always responsive to our needs and ensures that we are never without collateral. The maps that we use are in demand with our marketing agents as they are eye catching and detailed.
These are the best maps we've ever used. They are unique and memorable, and TGI is a helpful, reliable, and hard-working company.
TGI provides great service and reliability. The maps are well-liked and a valuable marketing piece.
We've found TGI's maps to be very effective in marketing and promoting local attractions, community assets and visitor offerings in the Twin Cities Gateway destination area. The maps are well-liked, and TGI is a helpful and responsive company to work with.