Travel Experts Sales Up 45% Year-Over-Year, 32 New Independent Affiliates Join Team Poised To Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary With Record Attendance At Virtuoso's Travel Week

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Experts', already one of Virtuoso's top producing agencies, has had a year-over-year sales increase of 45% and a 24% increase in the number of independent affiliates.  These new affiliates are high-producing, experienced travel consultants that bring significant books of business with them.  "Our program is so simple and works so well for the high volume, experienced agent, that we now have almost 60 ICs and staff who have been with us over 10 years, some up to 20 years," said Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts.

"With the additional 32 members that have joined since August 2013, we now have over 300 independent contractors. The remarkable growth is a testament to the true entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise of our travel consultants," added Ferrell.  "By providing them with individual, tailored support and connecting them with our outstanding suppliers it allows them to concentrate on what they do best; taking care of their clients."

A record 98 independent contractors will be celebrating Travel Experts' 25th anniversary at this year's Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, including the entire Raleigh support and management teams.  To mark Travel Experts' 25th Anniversary and as a thank you for their year-long support, many industry leading vendors are hosting special events for Travel Experts during Virtuoso Travel Week.

Sponsored events include evening galas by Classic Vacations and Silversea Cruises on one night and Ritz Carlton and all their attending hoteliers on another evening.  There will be invitation-only events with Crystal Cruises, Four Seasons, Starwood Hotels and the MGM Grand as well as a luncheon event with seven of Virtuoso's On-Sites in the Travel Experts' suite. In addition to vendor festivities, Travel Experts is taking all their guests to the High Roller, Las Vegas' new attraction and the world's largest observation wheel.

"Just this year we awarded another 11 of our travel consultants with the Diamond Award, our 10 year anniversary recognition program.  We have the pleasure of working with the industry's leading travel consultants and we are proud to help them achieve their financial and business goals," added Ferrell.  "Our independent agents join us for the financial rewards, but they stay with us because we treat them right and our program works to their advantage."

About Travel Experts:
Travel Experts, Inc. was established in 1989 as a pioneering host agency, designed to support and promote the businesses of independent travel consultants around the country. Travel Experts is also a proud member of Virtuoso, giving their travel consultants access to exclusive, added-value arrangements with top travel providers. 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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