Triton networks with ISS-GMT
Date(s) - May 20, 2015
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Marine travel specialists ISSGMT will host Triton networking on the third Wednesday in May.
All yacht captains, crew and industry professionals are welcome to join on May 20 at ISSGMT’s offices off 17th Street in Ft. Lauderdale from 6-8 p.m.
Until then, learn more about from the yacht division team, Sales Manager Laurence Carlier and Sales Coordinator Shawn O’Brien.
Tell us about ISSGMT.
ISSGMT is a niche travel agency dedicated to the yachting industry with a team of booking agents in Europe, the USA and Canada available 24/7/365. Due to the nature of the yachting industry, ISSGMT is able to organize last minute travel, one-way with extra baggage allowance and with the flexibility of being refundable-changeable, often with no additional fees.
Our agency provides marine fares on more than 50 airlines and their partners worldwide. Our goal is to save our clients time and money by presenting the best routes and fare options, including regular published airfares and low-cost airlines.
Our staff’s backgrounds encompass everything from airline experience, hospitality, cruise line and yacht management operations. Our team can assist in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Creole.
Because crew/maritime personnel travel is all we do, all of this comes into practical use every day and only serves to strengthen our understanding of the industry and our relationships with our clients.
Who can use your services?
Captains and crew, of course, but also brokers, surveyors, technicians and shore-based management personnel traveling to/from a vessel. Please note everyone must carry a sponsorship letter outlining the purpose of the travel, including the yacht details, when flying on a marine fare regardless of whether one has a seafarer’s book in their possession or not.
We have heard of a ‘crew rate‘, tell us more.
A marine airfare is a negotiated one-way refundable/changeable ticket with extra baggage allowance; therefore, the flight reservations can be changed or cancelled at minimum or no fee. It is convenient when vessels need to fly in crew. This way they don’t need to purchase a round trip and lose the other part of the ticket.
It is also cost effective, especially on international routes, as the one-way marine airfare will be cheaper than the published rate you would get online. The same rule applies for companies flying technicians or engineers to service the vessel – if they need to extend their stay we can change the dates at minimal or no fees.
What is the difference between consolidated fares and crew fares?
Consolidated airfares are usually cheaper but the tickets will carry some heavy restrictions. Basically it’s fly it or lose it. The marine airfare gives you more flexibility as it is refundable and changeable. So, it is best to use a consolidated airfare to book your vacation and use a crew fare to join the vessel.
What is the best way for crew to connect with ISSGMT?
“We’re Always Open” so crew can email us 24/7 via email@example.com or call us anytime +1 954 761 9595 (we also have VOIP International numbers available).
I need a flight tomorrow, is that possible?
All we normally need is at least one hour prior departure, as there is no advance purchase requirement on marine fares. In a case like that we suggest contacting us by phone versus email. Where would you like to go?
ISS GMT is hosting Triton networking in the parking lot on May 20. No RSVPs are required; just bring business cards to network and meet new people. ISSGMT is located at 1800 SE 10th Ave., Suite 220, Ft. Lauderdale (33316). Contact at Shawn.OBrien@flyissgmt.com, +1 954-761-9595.