Well, they are not really new – just taken over, merged and rebranded.
On Monday, July 6, 2009, the former Northwest World Vacations, which has fallen under the MLT vacations umbrella, officially rebranded themselves as Delta Vacations. This was after they took over Delta vacations from Travel Impressions. Yet MLT is a wholly owner subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Whew! This certainly made sense since the merger of Delta and Northwest. Well, it makes sense to us industry folks!
It’s all good, it really. It sounds more confusing that it is. The management team at MLT is superb and will transition this well. The airline merger is moving along nicely. From a travelers perspective, this will ultimately create more seamless travel opportunities for you to experience. As you will read, Delta Vacations offer leisure vacation packages to over 200 destinations worldwide. That’s a lot of vacations.
They also allow us travel professionals to offer air rates not always seen online to consumers, as we are able to package airfare with hotels to create more cost effective air sea package for our cruise clients. Hotel discounts along with an abundance of special deals on vacation packages make Delta Vacations a tour operator of choice for us. I do not forget the frequent flyer miles that are applicable to the vacation packages offered. This gives us a tremendous advantage.
Also worth noting, MLT University offers the most comprehensive educational opportunities to travel agents.
Bottom line, it’s all good. More places to visit with more deals to offer you. I consider that a great deal for all.
Have a great day!