Travel Experts Records 12% Sales Growth and More Than 27 Industry Awards: Initiates First of Annual Travel Experts Diamond Awards Program

RALEIGH, NC – February 20, 2012 –Travel Experts has increased their sales by 12% in 2011 over 2010.  Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts, Inc. said, “We have the highest quality of professionals on our team who enjoy the concierge-level services that we provide to take care of their ancillary needs so they can focus on their clients.  With our model Travel Experts makes more money and even more importantly, our contractors make more money.”

Travel Experts is number two Virtuoso agency, ranked 39 of travel management companies in the United States, with a membership of more than 200 independent contractors.  The scope and ability of Travel Experts is well recognized in the industry with more than 27 awards for the company last year including:

  • Virtuoso Chairman’s Club – Every year since 2004
  • Classic Vacations – 2011 First Place winner, Highest Gross Sales Host Agency
  • Seabourn Pinnacle Club
  • Crystal Cruises Platinum Plus Member
  • Oceania Cruises – Cruise Connoisseur Club
  • Viking River Cruise – Platinum Circle
  • Abercrombie & Kent’s Connoisseurs Club – Top 100 Club
  • Ritz Carlton Stars Program Member
  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner
  • Orient Express Bellini Club member

In celebration of its community, Travel Experts launched its Diamond Award program last year recognizing Independent Contractors and staff who have been with Travel Experts for 10 years. Since this was the first year for the award, in addition to the seven 10-year awardees, Travel Experts also recognized 22 awardees that had more than 10 years, including five with tenure of 15 years or more.  Another 11 of the now annual awards will be distributed at Travel Expert’s annual gathering in Las Vegas this August.  “The Diamond Award recognizes the best of the best and we are honored that that choose Travel Experts as their professional home,” added Ms. Ferrell.

 

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 info@travelexperts.travel.  Further details about Travel Experts are also available on the web at http://www.travel-xperts.com/

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