Seven new agency members have joined Travel Leaders since July 1, 2013, the agency group reports. All totaled, the new agency members have 22 locations across seven states – Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia – with annual sales volume approaching $140 million.
These are in addition to six other new agency members with 16 locations, which joined Travel Leaders during the first half of 2013.
The latest additions now bring Travel Leaders’ estimated annual sales volume to well over $2.8 billion through 357 U.S. locations.
Since July 1, the Travel Leaders Associate program has welcomed the following agencies:
- Travel Leaders/Archer Travel – Montrose, California
- Travel Leaders/Carlisle Travel – Los Angeles, California
- Travel Leaders/Senator Travel – Los Angeles, California
- Travel Leaders/Springdale Travel – Mobile, Alabama
- Travel Leaders/Travel-On – Beltsville, Maryland
- Travel Leaders/Travel Time – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Travel Leaders/Veterans Travel Service – Kansas City, Missouri
The news comes as Travel Leaders gets ready to kick off its expanded training schedule for 2014. The company reports it has scheduled over 215 training opportunities for members in 2014, and more will be added throughout the year.
“While we have continued to strengthen the Travel Leaders brand on the East Coast, we’re especially excited that we are significantly increasing our brand presence in the all-important Southern California market through the addition of three new members there,” noted Roger E. Block.
“The ‘word on the street’ is that for serious-minded agency owners who specialize in business, luxury and leisure travel, Travel Leaders provides the industry’s most innovative solutions, programs and support. They recognize that we truly serve as an extension of their agencies, allowing them to concentrate on what they do best: sell travel," Block said.
“Travel Leaders…offers our company the optimum blend of corporate and leisure products, tools, resources and financial opportunities unlike any other consortium,” explained Karen Dunlap, CEO of Travel Leaders/Travel-On, which includes 11 total travel agency locations. “We are very impressed with the management team and feel their philosophy, corporate culture and approach to travel closely align with our own."
“What initially drew me to Travel Leaders were the wonderful opportunities it availed us to remain in close contact with our clientele for all facets of their travel, be they corporate or leisure. Travel Leaders has allowed us to become a truly seamless source for travel,” said Perla M. Georgino, president of Travel Leaders/Senator Travel. “The leads we’ve received from our Agent Profiler participation has shown me that the system works. We never once received a lead or response to any marketing campaign previously. But shortly after becoming a Travel Leaders Associate, we received three in just one day! We’re also thrilled by the very useful ties that Travel Leaders has with vendors including Concur.”
Travel Leaders is offering a full line-up of divisional conventions in 2014. The dates are available via the link below.