RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte-based World Travel Mates has signed an agreement with Travel Experts, bringing its unique and personalized travel service under the host agency's wing. World Travel Mates is a boutique agency specializing in upscale leisure travel and humanitarian travel, will now be able to provide even more opportunities for their clients thanks to Travel Experts' Virtuoso connections.
"Discovering something new in a new culture is one of the most rewarding things that you can do," said Cathy Reavis owner of World Travel Mates. "And one of our specialties is humanitarian travel, which adds an extra layer to the entire experience and allows travelers to give back to the areas that they visit. Travel Experts helps us enrich these experiences to an even greater degree."
World Travel Mates has been in existence for over 30 years, with agents that have more than fifty years of experience combined. The agency fits the mold of others who have worked with Travel Experts, by specializing in unique travel experiences for people looking for more than the cookie-cutter packages available online. World Travel Mates specializes in providing individualized service creating a different and memorable vacation.
"Travel has been the most rewarding part of my life and it has really changed me," said Candy Geiler partner at World Travel Mates. "With the connections I get through Travel Experts, I can offer more to my clients. We can still provide the unique and personalized service that has made us famous, but now we can add more buying power and prestige that goes along with being associated with Virtuoso."
Travel Experts is a top Virtuoso agency, and has seen growth in recent years from smaller independent agencies aligning themselves with larger host agencies. This allows agencies such as World Travel Mates to access the knowledge of fellow independent contractors, benefit from Travel Experts' partnership with Virtuoso, and take advantage of the tools Travel Experts provides for agents to manage their business.
"The day of the travel agent is not gone, it's just become something new," said Travel Experts' President Susan Ferrell. "Agents are defining their specialties, but also coming together within host agencies, to provide unique and specialized service travelers cannot get on their own. With this partnership, not only do we grow, but we get to help World Travel Mates expand their reach. That's the future of travel."
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 email@example.com. Further details about Travel Experts are also available on the web at http://www.travel-xperts.com/.
SOURCE Travel Experts, Inc.