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83-3084128 | Government Grant Application

Castle Planning, LLC dba Wishlist Travel Collectiv | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 83-3084128

    Location: Hamilton, NJ, United States

    Length of Operation: 1-5

    Number of Employees: 1-10 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: Less than $100k

    Annual Gross Expense: $100k to $250k

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    Training and Development (50%): Professional development workshops for independent contractors. Training materials, online courses, and certifications. Guest speakers or trainers with expertise in travel trends. Travel Expenses (20%): Costs associated with sending independent contractors to destinations for firsthand experience and training. Accommodation, transportation, and meals during the training period. Exploration expenses for new destinations, including entrance fees and guided tours. Technology and Software (15%): Investment in travel planning software for efficient collaboration and client communication. Subscription fees for industry-specific tools enhancing competitiveness and service quality. Marketing and Promotion (10%): Promotion of the agency's commitment to continuous improvement through training initiatives. Advertising the agency's expertise in offering unique travel experiences. Administrative Costs (5%): Administrative staff salaries to manage training logistics. Office supplies and equipment necessary for efficient training sessions. This funding allocation reflects a balanced approach, ensuring that the travel agency can invest in the professional development of its contractors, explore new destinations, leverage technology for improved services, and promote its unique offerings. The specified amounts aim to cover essential aspects while allowing flexibility for unforeseen expenses.

  • Business Plan

    Expand our network of independent contractors, ensuring diverse and skilled professionals. Develop strategic partnerships with luxury travel providers to offer exclusive experiences. Implement cutting-edge technology for personalized customer interactions and efficient operations. Launch targeted marketing campaigns to reach a broader audience and increase brand visibility. Explore emerging travel trends and adapt services accordingly to stay ahead in the industry. Unique Market Position: As a women-run travel agency, we bring a diverse perspective to the industry. Niche Expertise: Specialized in crafting personalized travel experiences, appealing to a growing market segment. Sustainable Growth: Demonstrated ability to adapt to market changes and capitalize on emerging trends. Commitment to Social Impact: Empowering women, including women of color, in the travel industry.

  • Self Identified Competition

    a. AAA: Established brand with a wide range of travel services. b. Expedia: Online travel giant offering a diverse selection of travel options. c. Local Agencies: Competing with smaller, local agencies providing personalized services. Women-Run: Our agency is led and operated by women, bringing a unique perspective to travel planning. Women of Color Inclusivity: Emphasis on empowering and promoting women of color within the agency. Personalized Experiences: Differentiating through tailored travel experiences that go beyond standard offerings.

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