Willie Meyer is a man who yearns to travel.
When he saw the opportunity to open his own online agency The Wal-lar Group and be affiliated with a full service online travel agency, he decided the time was right to pursue his dream.
"Travel is the fastest growing business right now because 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day and most of them want to travel," Meyer said.
"Bill Gates spun Expedia off Microsoft and Donald Trump got into the travel business online -- they saw the future of the travel business," he added.
Through Wal-lar's affiliation with World Ventures, the company offers members travel and business opportunities.
Referring travel agent
As a credentialed referring travel agent Meyer earns commissions and travel discounts based on travel booked through his Web site.
World Ventures' proprietary Powersearch Technology searches up to 200 sites for the right hotel, car rental, cruise or vacation package.
Dreamtrips Club members can enjoy wholesale pricing or better on more than 30 trips per year all over the world, according to Meyer's Website www.wallarinc.worldventures.biz.
For instance, a meals and drinks inclusive four day, three night trip to Cozumel, Mexico costs just under $200 per person. The trip does not include airfare.
"Next year, we will offer a trip a week," Meyer said.
"I think online travel is the travel wave of the future," said Cassandra Vatistas, a referring travel agent in Meyer's upline.
"World Ventures is one of the fastest growing online travel agencies in the world. What we've done in terms of revenue speaks for itself," Cassandra Vatistas said.
Is World Ventures a multi-level marketing company?
"Yes," Vatistas said.
The company's first year in business was 2006. They had $15 million in revenue, Vatistas said.
"We are on track for $45 million in revenue this year," she added.
Meyer is three months into what he calls a "ground-floor opportunity."
He has not given up his day-job yet.
The apartment maintenance man who relocated to the Rim Country 12 years ago for his job said he hopes to retire with his new business.
"This is a ground-floor opportunity," he said.
As Meyer works toward that goal, he hopes to take his dream vacation to Alaska.
"That would make a good anniversary tour," Meyer said. He and his wife Marty will celebrate 45 years of marriage next March.
Meyer and Vatistas will share their business with other interested people at 6: 45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. at Tiny's Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson.
‘The first dozen people who attend will receive a free three-day, two-night Diamond Vacation certificate," Meyer said.
To contact The Wal-lar Group, log onto www.wallarinc.worldventures.biz or call call (928) 472-7234.