The TRAVELSAVERS Story

When TRAVELSAVERS opened its doors in the early 1970’s, the idea of independent agents organizing into a cooperative or consortium was relatively new to the travel industry. TRAVELSAVERS founder, and longtime agency owner, A.J. (Rick) Mazza, embraced this concept and ultimately took it one step further to create the first sophisticated, national marketing company.
The company’s primary goal was to help its agencies increase their market share as well as their overall profitability without collecting affiliation fees.

TRAVELSAVERS’ vision is as relevant and focused today as it was
back then: to drive new customers directly to licensees’ doors,
and keep them coming back.

Now celebrating more than 40 years of success, TRAVELSAVERS is a leading international marketing organization with a retail chain of more than 3,265 (2,350 U.S.-based) independently owned travel agencies, in 25 countries, that generates more than $20 billion in annual travel sales. With the TRAVELSAVERS organization behind them, licensees have the resources and the power to stand out as travel leaders in their local communities -- and around the globe.