Travel Experts, Inc. Announces Diamond Award Recipients at Travel Mart: Host Agency Success Recognized with Full Exclusive Meeting Schedule

Aug 14, 2011, 19:00 ET from Travel Experts, Inc.

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Experts, a top five Virtuoso agency, today announced the 29 recipients of the Travel Experts Diamond Award. This honor recognizes Independent Contractors and staff who have been affiliates of Travel Experts for 10 years or more. This is the first year the award will be given out, so in addition to the seven 10-year awardees, Travel Experts will also recognize 22 awardees that have been with Travel Experts for more than 10 years, including five with tenure of 15 years or more.  Between all of the recipients, they boast more than 300 cumulative years dedicated to Travel Experts as their host agency of choice.  

Diamond Award recipients will receive a special gift in celebration of their many years of loyalty to Travel Experts.

"We know that our independent contractors are the best in the industry, and we are always looking for new ways to make them feel valued and appreciated for all they do," said Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts, Inc. "We have more than 200 independent contractors connected with Travel Experts, so we offer individual, tailored support for them and provide the services and amenities you would expect from a successful host agency.  For this reason, it's not surprising to have so many of our travel consultants stay with us for years. We believe in long term relationships."

Travel Experts Exclusive Meetings at Travel Mart

Travel Experts Independent Contractors will benefit from a full line-up of exclusive meetings and social gatherings at Virtuoso's Travel Mart this year in Las Vegas.  On Saturday night, before Travel Mart officially kicks-off, they will enjoy a private party, sponsored by Ritz Carlton, as Travel Experts is a member of the Ritz Carlton Stars program for select high-producing agencies.  Attendees will be introduced to 25 Ritz Carlton individual hotel sales representatives or general managers and a professional photographer will be on hand to provide the Independent Contractors with new headshot photos at the party.  

Travel Experts is also co-hosting a private cocktail party in their suite with Seabourn Cruises, Travelex Insurance and Classic Vacations.  In addition, Four Seasons will be hosting a lunch just for the Travel Experts attendees.  As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Travel Experts Independent Contractors will get a chance to meet many Four Seasons sales representatives from their worldwide properties.

In addition, for the first time ever, Micato Safaris will be hosting a special, private breakfast in the Travel Experts suite. And finally, Silversea top executives will meet exclusively with Travel Experts Independent Contractors in their suite for an open forum. The Silversea executives will take time to listen to the viewpoints of the travel consultants and answer any questions they may have.

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. 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 travel consultants 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. Travel Experts is also perennially represented on the Travel Weekly "Power List" of the Largest Agencies in the Country.  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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