Since this is our first of many blogs to come, I thought I should announce some big news here at GTC!
APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE BBB OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Group Travel Consultants has been a proud member of the Better Business Bureau for over a decade and have had zero complaints during this time…a testament to the great people that work here on behalf of our clients. Recently I was selected to serve as a Director on the Board of Directors at the BBB and I was honored to accept.
WHY IS THIS BIG NEWS?
First, the BBB is the standard-bearer for high-quality, honesty and integrity in business with consumers. There is no other consumer-focused organization that holds its members to such high standards. We have been proud to meet their standards for over a decade.
Secondly, we are even more honored to have been recognized as an “Accredited” business with an A+ Rating. This accreditation is another tier of consumer protection and ensures that our business practices are held to the highest expectations in all we do.
Finally, having ownership of a company on the Board of Directors lends further credibility to the stature of that company. You see, there are literally thousands of businesses with BBB reports and hundreds are Accredited businesses but only a select few have their management actively involved in the organization itself helping to maintain the highest standards for consumer protections.
FIRST BOARD MEETING
I was honored to sit in my first Board of Directors meeting this past week and learned very quickly that each board member, and the BBB itself, take very seriously the need to purge the ‘bad apples’ from the organization. Those that do not uphold the highest levels of business ethics are reviewed, warned, given the opportunity to ‘make it right’ and if they do not, they are suspended.
WHEN I STARTED GTC
Integrity, honesty and exceeding expectations has been at the core of Group Travel Consultants since I started it in 2004. I have always felt that if I and the staff here give our best at all we do, the business would grow organically…and it has. A vast majority of our new groups are direct referrals from our current group leaders and this is the greatest testament to the solid relationships, affordable trip prices and high-quality tours we have sustained for so many years.
I thank you if you have taken the time to read this entire blog and I trust I have adequately shared with you the great.
John DeCrotie, President
Group Travel Consultants, Inc.