Travel Experts, Inc. Announces 2012 Diamond Awards and Exclusive Events at Virtuoso Travel Week

RALEIGH, NC – August 7, 2012 –Travel Experts, a top Virtuoso agency, announced that it would be awarding 12 recipients the Travel Experts Diamond Award. This honor recognizes Independent Contractors and staff who have been affiliates of Travel Experts for 10 years or more. Diamond Award recipients receive a special gift in celebration of their many years of loyalty to Travel Experts. This is the second year for the award and in 2011 Travel Experts gave out 29 awards.

“Last year’s awards were a tremendous success.  We understand that our independent contractors are some of the best in the business and we want to take time to acknowledge all that they do to make Travel Experts a success,” said Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts, Inc. “We have more than 200 independent contractors with Travel Experts and our travel consultants stay with us for years. We believe in long term relationships and we create an atmosphere that nurtures them and helps them achieve all of their goals.”

Seven Vendors Sponsor Exclusive Travel Experts-Only Events

Travel Experts Independent Contractors will benefit from a full line-up of exclusive meetings and social gatherings at Virtuoso’s Travel Week this year in Las Vegas.  The events will include an IslandLuxe, Places of Personality Opening Night Reception hosted by Karen Bull and 10 of her hoteliers on Saturday, August 11.  There will also be a pizza party sponsored by Silversea, Waldorf Properties and Travelex hosted by Kim Westoff, Director of Luxury Accounts from Waldorf Properties.  Finally, there will be luncheons hosted by Four Seasons Hotels, Regent Cruises, Classic Vacations and Starwood Cruises and breakfast with Tauck Tours.  Plus, there will be a Travel Experts Strategy session Wednesday, August 15.

About Travel Experts

Travel Experts, Inc. was established in 1989 as a pioneering host agency, designed to support and promote the businesses of independent agents around the country.  Their independents represent some of the most experienced, most productive, most highly motivated movers and shakers in the business.  Travel Experts is also a proud member of Virtuoso, giving their agents access to exclusive, added-value arrangements with top travel providers, including the world’s finest luxury hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators and ground operators.  For more information, call 800-274-2544 or contact Travel Experts via email at  Further details about Travel Experts are also available on the web at



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