Travel Graphics International (TGI): 5 Options - Publishing Distributor Opportunity

8.3 / 10  ·  Established in 1975, 3 Distributors currently, Headquartered in Saint Paul

This Company is on a Premium Plan

All Formats

Format Investment Brand Fee Space Staff Exp. Monthly Sales Profit Margin Royalty
Sales of maps and ads in tier-1 cities/regions USD 100 - 250 thousand USD 0 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 2 USD 150 thousand 35% 5% Commission. Pay $0.05/map up to 500,000 maps. $0.03/map on higher quantities.
Sales of maps and ads in tier-2 cities/regions USD 75 - 150 thousand USD 0 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 2 USD 75 thousand 45% 7% Commission. $0.07/map up to 250,000 maps; $0.05/map on 250,000-500,000; $0.03/map on higher quantities.
Sell to meetings, conventions, trades shows and events USD 200 thousand USD 0 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 2 USD 100 thousand 40% 5% Commission. $0.02 - $0.20 royalty per map depending on quantity
Sell licenses for Virtual Concierge & Online Activity Booking App USD 250 thousand USD 0 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 2 USD 200 thousand 50% 10% $0.02 - $0.20 royalty per map depending on quantity
Sell new custom map projects to regional tourism destinations USD 50 thousand USD 0 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 2 USD 10 thousand 40% Fixed fee to research and produce each map. No ongoing royalty or commission. Fixed fee may include transfer of copyright from TGI.
Format Name Sales of maps and ads in tier-1 cities/regions Sales of maps and ads in tier-2 cities/regions Sell to meetings, conventions, trades shows and events Sell licenses for Virtual Concierge & Online Activity Booking App Sell new custom map projects to regional tourism destinations
Investment USD 100 - 250 thousand USD 75 - 150 thousand USD 200 - 200 thousand USD 250 - 250 thousand USD 50 - 50 thousand
Brand Fee USD 0 USD 0 USD 0 USD 0 USD 0
Space 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft 0 - 10,000 Sq Ft
Staff 2 2 2 2 2
Expected Monthly Sales USD 150 thousand USD 75 thousand USD 100 thousand USD 200 thousand USD 10 thousand
Profit Margin 35% 45% 40% 50% 40%
Royalty / Commission 5% Commission. Pay $0.05/map up to 500,000 maps. $0.03/map on higher quantities. 7% Commission. $0.07/map up to 250,000 maps; $0.05/map on 250,000-500,000; $0.03/map on higher quantities. 5% Commission. $0.02 - $0.20 royalty per map depending on quantity 10% $0.02 - $0.20 royalty per map depending on quantity Fixed fee to research and produce each map. No ongoing royalty or commission. Fixed fee may include transfer of copyright from TGI.

Documents

Executive Summary
Slide Deck
Testimonials 2018
Business Record
W9
Federal Income Tax

About Travel Graphics International (TGI): 5 Options

Travel Graphics International (TGI) makes and distributes illustrated visitor orientation maps. Since 1975, our maps have been the favorite of major corporations and brands in tourism, hospitality, conventions and meetings, universities medical centers, real estate.

At its peak, TGI generated more than USD 1 million from the Hawaii alone, and USD 250,000 revenue from mid-market Minnesota. Our sales models can be duplicated in multiple markets, and TGI has artwork for all major convention cities in the United States.

This family-owned business is currently in a holding pattern, maintaining current clients but not pursuing new business. Challenges include: hiring and managing remote salesforce and the personal circumstances of the owner.

Our current and past clients include Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Wyndham, United Airlines, and American Express.

In addition to our printed visitor maps we have proprietary virtual concierge software and web apps that are reliable and more accessible than the services offered by major competitors.

TGI has 3 major revenue streams:

- We provide free, customized maps to hotels or other tourism organisations. We sell advertising spaces inside the maps to the preferred vendors of the client.

- We sell custom maps directly to hospitality and tourism companies that prefer to distribute maps free of advertising.

- We receive a commission on all activity bookings made through our web-based virtual concierge applications.

We are a family-owned company with a proven business model. We are looking for distribution partners to take on sales and distribution for horizontal or vertical markets. We choose this direction for our business rather than directly managing the national sales staff.

Products and Services

- Illustrated print maps: These are still a favorite of the travel industry after 40 years in business.

- Original custom maps: For small to medium-sized tourist destinations.

- Interactive maps: Specifically designed for the tourism and hospitality industries, our interactive maps use proprietary software to achieve functionality that conventional online map providers do not have.

- Virtual concierge: Web-based mobile app allows hotels to direct their guest to purchase decisions before they arrive and during their stay. Virtual concierge eases the pain of tourists by providing 24 / 7 access to reliable recommendations for things to see and do.

Preferred Locations

New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Hawaii, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Orlando, Saint Paul, Washington.

How to get Travel Graphics International (TGI): 5 Options Distributorship?

Connect with us via SMERGERS and we will guide you through the process, which includes: An initial call, NDAs, financial history and forecasts, sales aptitude assessment, additional Q&A sessions, a day or weekend-long meeting in your chosen geographic market.

What are some of the things we look for in a Distributor?

Depending on the distribution format, roles and responsibilities may include:

- Distributor should sell maps and ads, establish map distribution via hotels, either as free maps supported by advertising or as customized maps paid for by the hotels.

- Advertising and product sales either regionally, nationally or internationally, collect ad materials, invoicing, collections, and bookkeeping via shared system, account management and renewal, help with research to update maps as necessary.

- Obtain necessary technical permissions / information in the case of software sales.

Support you can expect from the company

Depending on the distribution format, support may include:

- Sales consulting including ad sales consulting for clients.

- Samples, sales kits, mock-ups, and demos, financial consulting, provide a marketing website or subdomain.

- Research and production to keep the maps current, access to all map artwork, printer selection and quality control (if required), branding, reputation, history and goodwill.

- New product development support, access to current software platforms for interactive sales, technical training, technical support to clients, hosting and maintenance support, provide leads generated by corporate website.

Recent Activity

Profile Stats

  • 1000+ Page Views
  • 100+ Investor Views

Disclaimer: SMERGERS is a regulated marketplace for connecting business sell sides with investors, buyers, lenders and advisors. Neither SMERGERS represents nor guarantees that the information mentioned above is complete or correct. Note that SMERGERS is not liable for any loss, damage, costs, claims and expenses whatsoever arising from transacting with any other user from the website. The final responsibility of conducting a thorough due diligence and taking the transaction forward lies with the users. Please read best practices on SMERGERS.
Contact Travel Graphics International (TGI): 5 Options
(One Time Registration)
Disclaimer: SMERGERS is a regulated marketplace for connecting business sell sides with investors, buyers, lenders and advisors. Neither SMERGERS represents nor guarantees that the information mentioned above is complete or correct.
You might also be interested in these opportunities

Frequently
Asked
Questions

  • When was Travel Graphics International : 5 Options established?
    Travel Graphics International : 5 Options was established in 1975 in Saint Paul and is reported to have 3 Distributors currently
  • What is the investment required to take up Travel Graphics International : 5 Options Distributor?
    Investment required ranges from USD 50 thousand - 250 thousand depending on the format offered.
  • What is the space requirement for taking up Travel Graphics International : 5 Options Distributor?
    Space required ranges from 0 - 10000 sq ft depending on the format.
  • What Distributor formats does Travel Graphics International : 5 Options offer?
    Travel Graphics International : 5 Options offers 5 formats, i.e Sales of maps and ads in tier-1 cities/regions,Sales of maps and ads in tier-2 cities/regions,Sell to meetings, conventions, trades shows and events,Sell licenses for Virtual Concierge & Online Activity Booking App,Sell new custom map projects to regional tourism destinations.
  • How to get Travel Graphics International : 5 Options Distributor?
    Connect with us via SMERGERS and we will guide you through the process, which includes: An initial call, NDAs, financial history and forecasts, sales aptitude assessment, additional Q&A sessions, a day or weekend-long meeting in your chosen geographic market.
  • Show more