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Travelers Rest, SC, USA – July 17, 2020 – Custom Travel Solutions has welcomed Mike Flory to the management team. Mike will join the team to provide additional thought leadership and assist in positioning the company as an industry leader. Mike brings hands-on expertise in scaling businesses across a wide variety of sectors, as a well-versed travel industry professional.  “I have always been impressed with Custom Travel Solutions and the value it creates for businesses looking to drive loyalty amongst their membership,” Mike says. He adds, “With so much momentum despite current economic uncertainty, it feels like the right time to join a growing enterprise.” Previously Mike completed a successful CEO engagement with Rovia LLC, a privately held travel $250 million membership company, leading it through an ownership transition. Through the unique combination of proprietary travel products, technology, and community Rovia created a unique travel platform leading to triple-digit annual growth rates. Previously, Mike served as CEO of America’s for Car Trawler, a high growth European based Technology Company focused on the global car rental space prior to a successful sale to ECI Partners out of London. Mike began the online travel world when he joined Expedia in 2001 where he served as Vice President and General Manager of five business lines including Distribution, Strategic Accounts,…

Travel club- How it appeal to new members?

What is Travel Club? The travel club is a loyalty reward program centered around exclusive, member-only benefits for its customers in exchange for buying travel-related services or products. Joining a travel club is the easiest way to save on travel services such as airfare, hotel booking, car rentals, etc. Travel clubs charge their members nominal membership fee, either annually or monthly, to enable access to potential benefits and to earn as well as redeem rewards on travel purchases. How do travel clubs appeal to new members? Aside from the obvious auxiliary benefits such as discounts on flight and hotel bookings, earning and redeeming loyalty rewards on every purchase, the new generation of travel clubs are offering more flexibility, transparency, value to their members to create brand’s loyal base. According to a 2017 research, about 64% of brands reported an appreciable spike in travel club membership in 2018 with mobile being the biggest contributor. Here are some key benefits offered by private label travel club to boost brand and end-user connection with the new-age travelers – • Personalized experiences – As millennials and Gen Z travelers reach the income age, travel has become more attainable and frequent. These young travelers form the…

FREE WEBINAR: Why Right Now Is A Great Time For Travel Club Members & Services

Join Custom Travel Solutions CEO Mike Putman on TUESDAY, MARCH 31st, 2020 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm for a free webinar titled ‘Why Right Now Is A Great Time For Travel Club Members & Services’. During this webinar, Mike will lead a discussion on how travel club members benefit from high-touch customer service and communication during uncertain times like the one COVID-19 is presenting the world with. How can you brand benefit from a travel membership program and boost loyalty, engagement, and assurance among your users? Join us and find out! REGISTER HERE!


Travelers Rest, SC, USA – October 31st, 2019 – Custom Travel Solutions is proud to announce the launch of a new hotel rewards referral program, TrackBack Travel Rewards. This new program is designed to allow users of a service to share simple links with non-members that allow temporary access to the companies travel benefits through  a unique code. The non-member is given access to the same member travel savings for a temporary timeframe, chosen by the referring member, and is able to book hotels around the world at significant savings. The major win for both company and referring member through this program, is that through a revenue share program, the company and referring member earn on the non-member booking based on the wholesale hotel rate. Custom Travel Solutions is excited to help companies with a unique referral and loyalty program that allows them to cost-effectively distribute samples of their club features to non-members that can test out the benefits without major commitments. This program also incentivizes engagement through the earning power the non-member receives. For more information or a demo, please reach out to Alex Albrecht at or by phone at 803-528-3094. About Custom Travel Solutions Custom Travel Solutions harnesses…


Travelers Rest, SC, USA – September 5th, 2019 – Custom Travel Solutions is excited to roll-out 7 new languages to be used across their platforms and travel club product. The new languages include French, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and Chinese. The addition of these languages will allow members to serve members around the globe in their foreign langue, thus helping brands create a stronger bond with their clients and communicate even better. These additions also open the door for US & UK based businesses to reach previously untapped markets for travel club and travel based solutions. Along with the languages, CTS is proud to be able to add acceptable currencies that coincide with the added languages and countries. The Russian Ruble, Brazilian Real, Mexican Peso, Japanese Yen, and Euro are all available options for CTS customers and their platforms for accepting bookings and payments. CTS see these additions as valuable pieces of the growing travel industry that will help their clients connect to the world easier and more efficiently. About Custom Travel Solutions Custom Travel Solutions harnesses the convenience, excitement, and value of elite members-only travel benefits to drive loyalty and revenue for companies and organizations across the globe….


Travelers Rest, SC, USA – March 26th, 2019 – CTS is excited to announce the most recent addition to their service platform – a system that deploys private labeled, fully functional travel apps for your brand. The integration of client travel services and member benefits into a user-friendly app will make the member experience flawless, even on the go. QTAP embraces the most current technology, that allows quick roll outs of beautiful native apps for both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Unlike other services, these bespoke apps will be fully branded with your brand, inclusive of the naming domain in the app store. Custom Travel Solutions places a huge emphasis on supporting the customer experience that its clients are able to provide. This new development with app integration will optimize client platforms, enabling an additional value ad to the on-the-go customer, an improvement any avid traveler will appreciate. Users will be able to manage travel start to finish on the app, including member benefits and rewards management. CTS is always working to bring their customers top-of-the-line support and management in all things travel. App development, optimized for both iOS and Android users, is a further commitment to this…


Travelers Rest, SC, USA – March 18th, 2019— Custom Travel Solutions further expands customer engagement by enabling their customers to pay using advanced cryptocurrencies as well as traditional payment methods. Moving forward, members will have the ability to pay using any combination of actual currency, major cryptocurrencies, and/or using CTS’ proprietary rewards-driven virtual currencies. The demand for cryptocurrency in this space has been heard, as it offers unique and compelling advantages to those who already harness the use that this universal language of currency provides. Safe and secure, cryptocurrency comes with a certain level of security and self-sufficiency that other forms of currency may not. Striving to be at the forefront of progressive travel, Custom Travel Solutions understand the impact cryptocurrency will have on the travel industry, and will continue to ensure their customers, and their clients, enjoy a state-of-the-art experience. Bitcoin, Bitcoin lightning, Coinbase, Litecoin, Monero, Etherum, Dogecoin, and Decred are among the cryptocurrencies that will be accepted by Custom Travel Solutions through this new development. Custom Travel Solutions is the world’s leading provider of elite membership-based travel and lifestyle benefits. About Custom Travel Solutions Custom Travel Solutions harnesses the convenience, excitement and value of elite members-only travel benefits…

Why Travel Club will be next big thing?
Custom Travel Solutions Launches New Travel Benefit Loyalty Platform

Custom Travel Solutions, the world’s leading provider of elite membership-based travel and lifestyle benefits, has launched the SoftCash Loyalty Program, a world-class loyalty platform that enables companies to deliver aspirational, exclusive travel rewards to their customers. Travel has long led the charge in the loyalty program landscape. Frequent flier programs and points-based credit card rewards are some of the most popular loyalty programs on the planet and travel-based rewards are amongst the most popular forms of loyalty currency on the market.

Vacation Rentals and Global Travel
New Report on Vacation Rentals and the Sharing Economy

Vacation rental property owners and managers have seen growth in awareness and reach, but they still lack branding power and value differentiation Travelers Rest, SC, USA – July 18, 2018– Custom Travel Solutions, the world’s leading provider of elite membership-based travel and lifestyle benefits, has published a new report called “Vacation Rentals in the Sharing Economy: How Property Owners and Managers Can Build their Brand & Revenue.” The report discusses how vacation rentals are being propelled from a network of “mom and pop” agencies to an industry driven by private equity firms, major hotel brands, online travel agencies (OTAs) and new travel technology platforms.  It also details how vacation rental owners and operators can differentiate their offering by leveraging the travel club concept. “The report will help anyone in the vacation rentals market understand how the sharing economy has changed the face of accommodations, and what they can do to seize the opportunity” said Mike Putman, CEO of Custom Travel Solutions. “Vacation rental companies must go beyond property listings and housekeeping – they need to proactively build their brand and enhance their value proposition in a global market.” Key topics covered in the report include: How private equity firms and global…

Travel and Lifestyle Clubs
Custom Travel Solutions Introduces the “Travel Club” Concept to Non-Travel Brands and Organizations

Travel clubs help drive customer acquisition, new revenue streams, stronger loyalty and more brand equity.