OnTarget Provides the Flexibility of Message Delivery through Email, Blogs and Social Media

Las Vegas, NV (September 26, 2013) – Nexion, the travel industry’s premier and most-trusted host travel agency, today announced the release of its OnTarget program, an exclusive interactive online marketing center. A complimentary service to Nexion agents, OnTarget offers social media and email marketing solutions, providing agents maximum reach in communicating with their clients. The announcement was made during CoNexion 2013 taking place September 26-28, 2013, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

“Nexion’s agents are entrepreneurs and business owners. It’s important for us to continually provide them with the latest innovations in order to take control of their own marketing efforts and grow their customer base,” said Nexion President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE. “We are able to offer these resources to our agents through our long-standing partnership with our website and social media technology partner Passport Online. The three new modules that will be available to our agents will allow them to ‘opt in’ to any or all that meet their business objectives, so it is completely customizable.”

The three OnTarget modules provide email marketing, access to a content library, and the option to subscribe to automated social media posts – providing Nexion agents with the following:

  • Flexible message delivery through email, Twitter, Facebook and blogs
  • Access to educational, informative and promotional content
  • Ability to promote Nexion supplier offers
  • Email marketing tools integrated with ClientBase profiles

As email is still regarded as one of the most effective and powerful marketing tools, the email marketing module will provide agents with the ability to select supplier content and create a customized, professional emails to send to their clients.  The content library will provide Nexion agents access to content from a wide range of sources including articles, videos, images, hotel and resort promotions, supplier promotions and guest supplier blogs. Agents will have the opportunity to pick and choose what content they would like to personalize and promote via their social media outlets. These two modules will be available to agents beginning on October 7.

The automated social media postingmodule is a social media program that will allow posts to be “published” to Nexion agents’ Facebook pages on their behalf. The program includes a pre-posting approval process thus allowing Nexion agents the ability to review content and approve or cancel each individual post. Ultimately, it will enable Nexion agents to continue engaging their customers regularly through their social media platforms, while not having to dedicate valuable resources to create content from scratch. The automated posts will include a variety of content from general destination information and travel quotes to articles, photos and supplier/promotional information. This module will be available in early 2014.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our partnership with Nexion and working together to provide these resources making it as easy as possible for Nexion agents to develop a consumer-facing travel marketing presence that is branded with their agency information,” said Marilyn Macallair, vice president of business development for Passport Online. “This is also a great tool for Nexion’s supplier partners to reach the clients, friends and fans of member agents, by supplying videos, articles and pre-written content that Nexion agents have the ability to take advantage of through OnTarget.”

Agents and prospective new travel agents interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion’s many great benefits, are encouraged to join the Nexion Generation. Call 800-747-6813 or email sales@nexion.com.

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Nexion, LLC
As a wholly-owned branch of Tzell Travel Group (a Travel Leaders Group company), Nexion® is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited agency, which has been an industry pioneer and a host agency since 1995. Nexion, the travel industry’s premier and most trusted host agency, is in business to help independent travel professionals accelerate their success. Nexion enables members to operate more efficiently and profitably by reducing costs and increasing revenues. Nexion provides ticketing, operations, fulfillment support and marketing services, allowing members to focus on selling travel.

About Passport Online
Passport Online Inc is the leading provider of websites, online content and booking tools for the leisure travel industry. A suite of emarketing and ecommerce tools are used by most major consortia, host agencies and hundreds of independent agencies on a daily basis.  Working with approximately 100 of travel industry’s most respected suppliers — cruise lines, tour operators, wholesalers, river cruise companies and an array of individual hotel and resort offerings — the Passport Online network has custom-designed a unique marketing distribution channel which provides automated connectivity and aggregation of continually-updated supplier content, inventory and specials.  This exclusive technology powers more than 4,000 unique consumer facing websites and hosts an average of three million unique shopping sessions every month.