Three million visitors and $30 million in travel sales later, Reserve Direct (www.ReserveDirect.com) remains the premier choice for booking hotels and attractions in the Smoky Mountains. The online travel agency (OTA) offers discounted tickets to individual attractions, hotels and lodging, and all-inclusive, customizable vacation packages. The bulk of these sales are transacted on the company’s destination specific websites: www.ReservePigeonForge.com and www.ReserveGatlinburg.com.
To help travelers get the most out of their experience, complete Smoky Mountains vacation packages are available; these packages include accommodations that range from luxury suites to quaint mountain cabins, along with a choice of tickets to leading area shows and attractions. Some of the most popular tickets on Reserve Pigeon Forge and Reserve Gatlinburg include:
- Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
- Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show
- Titanic Museum
- Smoky Mountain Opry
- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
- Biltmore Estate
Last March, Tennessee native Joan Brock joined the Reserve Direct team, bringing with her 20-plus years of marketing and sales experience in the travel industry. Since then, Brock has been instrumental in negotiating and strengthening relationships with numerous travel suppliers in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. In fact, she just received a “Friendship Award of the Year” from the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. Part of her mission going forward will be to expand Reserve Direct’s footprint in this region, which sees over 20 million visitors each year.
Reserve Direct and its family of travel destination sites cater to individual travelers, families and businesses. The common denominator is the convenience and potential savings compared to both competitors and direct booking. Each destination site features informative travel guides and up-to-date news on various seasonal events. Reserve Direct relies on local insight to ensure that vacationers experience the best that every destination has to offer.
The combination of competitive pricing and convenient, one-stop shopping has contributed to Reserve Direct’s near decade of success. Travelers can quickly browse all of their options and then tailor a vacation package to fit their needs. E-Tickets are immediately available for printing upon completion of an order; because all orders are saved in customers’ accounts, tickets can never be lost.
In the past nine years, Reserve Direct has progressively grown its market share in the Smoky Mountains. In fact, 2013 saw a 40% increase over prior year sales numbers and forecasts indicate exceeding that growth in 2014. Economists agree that a sure sign of an improving economy is more people and families going on vacation. By offering compelling vacation savings, Reserve Direct is enabling more people than ever to get away from it all and experience some of America’s greatest destinations.