Agency powerhouse Signature Travel Network reports it welcomed 17 new members, 34 new locations and an additional $1 billion in gross annual sales in 2011. The member-owned cooperative says Signature's membership has now grown to 375 retail locations throughout the United States and Canada owned and operated by 201 member agencies.
"Signature welcomes some very impressive and noteworthy agencies to the network," says Michelle Morgan, the veteran president of Signature. "Total gross annual sales are now over $5 billion across the network, bolstering Signature's collective buying power to new levels. We look forward to sharing our global connections and innovative tools with our new members."
New members include: Adventure Travels of Pompano Beach, FL; Atlas Travel Center, Inc., North Palm Beach, FL; Cruise Masters/Concierge Travel Advisors in Portland, OR; Empress Travel, Schenectady, NY; Golden Circle Cruises & Tours in Laguna Hills, CA; KPT Travel, Hicksville, NY; Melroy World Travel, Salt Lake City, UT; Merit Travel in Toronto, Canada; Perfect Honeymoons and Holidays Travel in Vienna, VA; Quinwell Travel Service, Inc. in Wellesley, MA; Royal Travel and Tours, DeKalb, IL; Signal Travel and Tours, Niles, MI; Sun Travel, El Paso TX; Travel 15, Roseland, NJ; Traveland, Inc. in Shelton, CT; Travelmax, Inc. in Indialantic, FL; Whirlaway Travel Ltd. in West Chester, PA.
Through Signature's network of suppliers, tourist boards, lifestyle partners, and travel industry leaders, each new member can now take advantage of Signature's impressive buying power to acquire the industry's best deals and exclusive benefits to serve the unique needs of their clients, Signature said.
New members also have access to Signature's extensive publication and e-marketing portfolio, cutting edge technology and innovative training programs, all designed to propel them to an even greater level of customer service., Signature said.
Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative, headquartered in Marina del Rey, California, with a regional office in New York City. The network was established in 1956 and collectively, Signature generate over $5 billion in annual travel sales.