July 7, 2010: Milford, Massachusetts – Atlas Travel International has moved up eight slots from number 52 to appear at number 44 on this year’s Travel Weekly Power List. Despite economic concerns during the previous year that negatively affected other travel companies, Atlas showed a sales increase of 9.7% that improved their ranking.
Atlas reported $145 million in total annual sales for 2009 with $91 million in ARC sales and 89% of the overall total coming from business travel. Their total sales numbers reflected a 15% increase in transactions. To support further growth they added a director of technology and automation to drive further in-house technology initiatives.
“We see economic challenges as an opportunity to look for gaps in the travel industry that need to be filled as other companies recede or change their business models,” said Atlas Travel International’s CEO, Elaine Osgood. “We believe in finding the right people to do the right job and that is reflected in our continued success.”
Looking ahead to 2010 Atlas has plans to expand its meetings and incentives initiatives for corporate customers. They also plan a more aggressive approach to finding partnerships and co-op advertising.
The Travel Weekly Power List, researched by a leading travel industry publication, is designed to annually rank the country’s top travel sellers. The method for the rankings is based on a company’s top dollar volume of annual sales for the previous year. The list also includes travel companies such as Expedia, Orbitz, American Express, and Boeing Travel Management.
About Atlas Travel International, Inc.:
Celebrating more than 20 years in business, Atlas Travel International serves more than 500 corporations and more than 15,000 vacation travelers. Atlas is honored as a leading business in New England, in the travel industry and is a past Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. Additionally, the company provides meeting and incentive services as well as travel fashions and accessories at their Savvy Travel Shop in Lexinton, MA. For more information about Atlas, please visit www.AtlasTravel.com or by calling 800-362-8626.