Door-to-Door Luggage Delivery Service Streamlines Air Travel for European Tourists
BOSTON and BRUSSELS, October 23, 2006 – The European Travel Commission (ETC) announced today that it has selected Luggage Forward to be its exclusive door-to-door luggage delivery partner. This relationship between ETC, an association of 37 National Tourism Organisations within Europe, and Luggage Forward, the leading door-to-door luggage delivery service, is dedicated to providing visitors to Europe with a more convenient travel experience. Under the agreement, ETC offers, on its website, www.visiteurope.com, preferred pricing to these visitors for Luggage Forward’s service.
For travelers whose time is at a premium, forwarding luggage can save precious time by eliminating the wait at check-in and at the baggage carousel. During peak travel periods, these waits can amount to more than two hours per round trip. Luggage Forward and ETC recognize that this time could be better spent enjoying a holiday with friends and family.
“This new service is making it all the easier to travel to the wonderfully diverse countries of Europe,” said Robert K Franklin, Executive Director of European Travel Commission.
Many advantages of forwarding luggage are readily apparent to seasoned travelers. These advantages are amplified during international travel as larger international airports tend to be more crowded with longer lines and higher rates of mishandled luggage. The burden of hauling heavy suitcases or sports equipment to and from the airport can now be a thing of the past. Additionally, Luggage Forward will oversee the customs clearance process on your behalf, saving you the effort of clearing luggage yourself at the airport.
“We are pleased to have been selected by the European Travel Commission as their door-to-door luggage delivery partner,” said Aaron Kirley, co-founder of Luggage Forward. “In light of increasingly difficult experiences at the airport and the growing concerns with lost bags, forwarding luggage has become a regular part of many people’s international travel booking routine.”
Luggage Forward has developed a simple and reliable process for the collection and delivery of luggage to hotels, cruise ships, ski resorts, residences or golf courses. Serving more than 200 countries worldwide, visitors to Europe can forward their luggage from almost anywhere in the world. Luggage Forward’s service is popular with families, seniors and sports enthusiasts who have found that checking luggage or sports equipment is difficult, inconvenient and unreliable. For international travel, bags are collected at a client’s home several days before they travel and are waiting for them upon arrival at their final destination in Europe.
About European Travel Commission
The European Travel Commission (ETC) is an association of National Tourism Organisations (NTOs). It was created in 1948 to promote Europe as a destination to long-haul tourism markets outside Europe.
It currently has 37 members: the NTOs of the 25 member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) and 12 other countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine).
About Luggage Forward
Luggage Forward, the leading provider of guaranteed door-to-door luggage and sports equipment delivery to more than 200 countries worldwide, offers a wide range of specialized forwarding options allowing clients the convenience of traveling without their luggage. The company’s industry-leading website, www.luggageforward.com, provides dynamically generated instant price quotes, online order booking and real-time luggage tracking. Clients choosing to book by phone speak to a dedicated Forwarding Specialist who individually monitors the shipment from initial inquiry to delivery using advanced order tracking technology. By eliminating long waits, the aggravation of lost luggage and the burden of carrying heavy bags, Luggage Forward allows clients to experience total travel convenience. For more information: www.luggageforward.com.