America's Vacation Center (AVC) announced that August 2009 was the best month in the company's history. The record month was based on every measure of success, including its quantity of Live Leads, number of bookings, sales, and commissions.
The record-breaking month is attributed to a culmination of new programs and innovations, including the launch of the Travel Agent Stimulus Plan in March 2009. As a part of the more than $2 million commitment, the company invested a significant amount toward increasing its consumer marketing, which substantially elevated the number of Live Leads— a program exclusive to America's Vacation Center. Using patent-pending technology, America's Vacation Center Independent Affiliates can build their businesses with these Live Leads, which are well-qualified customers who are proactively planning their next vacation and seeking expert advice.
"America's Vacation Center is having an unparalleled year with Celebrity Cruises, and are up over 100% Year to Date," said Dan Hanrahan, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. "In today's economy those figures are beyond astonishing. We appreciate our close relationship with America's Vacation Center and look forward to continuing to build upon our mutual success."
Recently, AVC received accolades from Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises USA, Brendan Vacations, Oceania Cruises, and DisneyCruise Line.
"America's Vacation Center believes that times of change are times of opportunity. Our company and our network of unrivaled Independent Affiliates adapted to the economic climate and changes in consumer behavior, and have pushed to not just survive, but to thrive in 2009," said Brad Anderson, co-president of America's Vacation Center. "Based on our Year to Date results these efforts have proven successful for the entire organization and we look forward to a successful Q4 and 2010."