Anchor Travel Inc

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Anchor Travel Inc
Anchor Travel Inc is listed in the Travel & Tourism category in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Displayed below is the only current social network for Anchor Travel Inc which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Anchor Travel Inc on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 34.

Contact information for Anchor Travel Inc is:
591 Beverage Hill Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401) 724-3880

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Anchor Travel Inc has an overall ZapScore of 34. This means that Anchor Travel Inc has a higher ZapScore than 34% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is 33 and in the Travel & Tourism category is 35. Learn more about ZapScore.

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  • 591 Beverage Hill Ave
    Ste 1
    Pawtucket, RI 02861
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  • Phone: (401) 724-3880
  • Fax: (401) 726-3510
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Thank you Providence Business News for this article to celebrate our 40th year in business! We're proud of our founder Nancy Mcadams and our staff Colleen Keane and Bev Costello. Full text below: https://pbn.com/travel-dream-fulfilled/ "A travel dream fulfilled By Emily Gowdey-Backus - August 11, 2017 5:15 am STILL GOING STRONG: Anchor Travel Agency in Pawtucket is celebrating its 40th year in business. A widowed mother of eight with no business experience, Providence native Nancy McAdams opened Anchor Travel Agency in June 1977. At the time, she had been working a paper route and selling Avon cosmetics products – “all the little things you can do to save money” – to support her large family. As a child, McAdams dreamt of a career as a flight attendant. Prior to opening the Pawtucket-based shop she enrolled in a 10-week travel course at Providence College. Forty years later, McAdams is still involved with the day-to-day operations of the travel agency, arriving by 8:30 a.m. and leaving at 5 p.m. Initially, she said, “I gave it five years … a fair amount of time” for a new business to succeed or fail. “Not being a businesswoman, but a homemaker, I didn’t have much confidence in myself, but we’ve had great customers and help over the years,” said McAdams. She credits the success of the family-owned business to the support she receives from family and customers. For the first 12 years of business the agency was located on Prospect Street and Beverage Hill Avenue in Pawtucket, before moving to its current location in 1989. In the digital era, when more and more of her customers are turning to the internet to book their travel plans, McAdams knows she has lost some business to behemoth travel sites. For her, ensuring survival of the independent agency relies on the “personal attention” of an agent who knows the customer and their plans. “If you’re at the airport and you’re stuck, you have someone you call. That personal touch is very important as far as I’m concerned,” she said. While she prefers prospective customers research travel options online before contacting Anchor, McAdams said she can book their trip for the same price advertised online – except for a surcharge on airline tickets. “It broke my heart to have to charge my customers,” said McAdams of the now $20 charge per ticket she implemented once airline companies stopped awarding commissions. The veteran travel agent added: “If we do packages or book a cruise, we get a commission and I don’t want to tack on any more.” McAdams said one persistent challenge for the company has been cash flow. “Years ago, there were people that would just pay a deposit, [whereas] today you have to pay everything upfront. It’s important to have that money coming in,” to float expenses, she said. Looking back over 40 years in business, McAdams said her favorite destinations include annual pilgrimages to beaches on the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as Fiji, Bali, Indonesia and Italy. “There are a lot of places I have not been to yet and at the age I am, I’m not sure how much more I will venture out to do those really exotic trips,” she said. However, retirement is not on McAdams’ mind. In the coming years, she hopes to increase business within the current footprint, but not become too big."
A widowed mother of eight with no business experience, Providence native Nancy McAdams opened Anchor Travel Agency in June 1977. At the time, she had been working a paper route and selling Avon cosmetics products – “all the little things you can do to save money” – to support her large family. As a…

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Photo published in Providence Business News/Michael Salerno https://pbn.com/travel-dream-fulfilled/

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