Tampa, Fla. (April 24, 2018) - NAUI Services Group, Inc. (NSG) is excited to announce the creation of NAUI Travel Group. This NAUI member and affiliate benefit is being provided through a partnership with Dive Travel Wholesaler Deep Blue Adventures.
Known for its high level of service and attention to detail, Deep Blue Adventures brings decades of experience in the dive and travel industry working with major airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, live-aboards and brick and mortar dive centers.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this new benefit to our NAUI members and divers,” said Dallas Edmiston, CEO of NSG.
“Deep Blue Adventures is well-known in the industry and has a superb reputation of quality service to the dive store owner and diver. Their product offerings and customer support are of the highest quality and provide exceptional value to their clients,” said Edmiston.
Through NAUI Travel Group, all NAUI members and affiliates can now capitalize on the services and expertise afforded by Deep Blue Adventures as a travel arranger. This partnership instantly positions NAUI Travel Group as a powerful travel resource for divers – from NAUI businesses and professionals to the newly certified diver.
“It is a pleasure to be partnering with NAUI Services Group, Inc. to offer our skills and expertise in travel support and service,” said Cheryl Patterson, CEO, Deep Blue Adventures.
“We have serviced many NAUI clients over the years and have helped them develop exciting and rewarding travel opportunities for their customers. Now, as part of NAUI Travel Group, we can offer those opportunities on an enterprise level,” said Patterson.
Services available through NAUI Travel Group include travel planning and assistance on all aspects of an itinerary – not only accommodations and diving but flights, tours and activities, ground transportation, insurance and even finer details such as satellite cell phone rentals, foreign currency exchange, and more.
“NAUI members, affiliates and travelers will find their travel specialists work for them, taking time to learn each of their unique requirements and desires to create the perfect trip,” added Patterson. “Our personal experience in the destinations we sell allows us to provide honest, first-hand advice and recommendations ranging from quick budget getaways to luxury round-the-world custom trips.”
NAUI Travel Group agents have a global distribution system with access to a live flight inventory and fares, allowing them to access the best airfares and limited seats on aircraft when timing is crucial. NAUI Travel Group offers a 24/7, 365 days/year emergency call line, to ensure direct, personal assistance is available in the event of a travel emergency. This important feature is unique in the industry and, until now, was available only to Deep Blue Adventures clients.
“NAUI Travel Group believes that local dive centers and professional educators are a key part of the industry and critical to its future,” said Edmiston. “With the launch of NAUI Travel Group, travel services are now available to NAUI affiliates and will allow them to position themselves as a true one-stop-shop for their customers.”
Commissions on hotels, live-aboards and diving with NAUI Travel Group listed destination partners are available to NAUI affiliates and members using the services and provide an excellent opportunity for NAUI affiliates to grow their businesses. In addition, NAUI divers have access to the unique features and comprehensive travel resources available through NAUI Travel Group.
NAUI Travel Group is dedicated to educating and supporting dive businesses in building and growing successful travel programs and providing a comprehensive range of services to and through NAUI affiliates so divers have no need to look elsewhere for their travel needs.