11 Jun WorldVia Travel Group Receives Travel Leaders Network’s Prestigious “Associate of the Year” Award
Roswell, Georgia-Based Travel Group Honored at EDGE Conference with National Award for Stellar Growth
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (June 11, 2019) — The Roswell, Georgia-based WorldVia Travel Group was honored recently as the best among hundreds of Travel Leaders Network travel agency locations nationally. The award was announced Friday during a ceremony at Travel Leaders 2019 EDGE Conference, which recently took place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The prestigious Travel Leaders “Associate of the Year” award is bestowed upon the one Travel Leaders Associate franchisee that most epitomizes excellence in service to clients and effectively represents the Travel Leaders Network brand over the course of the past year.
The WorldVia brands will account for more than $200 million in annual travel sales in 2019.
– Travel Leaders Network President Roger E. Block, CTC
“WorldVia Travel Group, which has been growing steadily since 2015, made tremendous strides in 2018 with the addition of Travel Quest Network to its collection of brands,” stated Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “Although WorldVia – born out of a travel services investment holding company – is young by name, its leadership team has deep industry experience, including CFO Richard Greenblatt, formerly of BCD Travel, Jay Ellenby, President of Safe Harbors Business Travel and Bonnie Lee, President of Travel Quest Network.”
WorldVia, which previously operated as Travel Equity Partners under WorldVia CEO Jason Block, promotes itself on its website, WorldViaTravelGroup.com, as “a collection of great travel brands in a partnership to deliver more value to our clients. We partner with established leading travel companies to unlock new value and produce industry-leading financial results by bringing world-class infrastructure, technology, and management processes, while investing in our team members and cultivating an environment that allows them to deliver the highest level of client service excellence.”
WorldVia utilized Travel Leaders’ Agency Market service at AgencyMatchMaker.com to help it connect with travel agency owners seeking to sell or partner with other agencies.
WorldVia’s growth is set to continue with its recent acquisition of the cruise-only sales platform CruiseWire.com and with Travel Quest Network, a Minnesota-based Travel Leaders Associate-level franchise that now has more than 1,700 independent travel advisors. Other WorldVia brands include Maryland-based Safe Harbors Business Travel and Ministry Travel, Texas-based Main Street Travel, a leisure-focused retail agency that operates Travel Leaders locations in several states, and WorldVia Travel Media website, WorldVia.com. Together, the WorldVia brands will account for more than $200 million in annual travel sales in 2019.
To be considered for the Associate of the Year award, a nominee has to first earn Travel Leaders’ “Agency of Excellence” award. Only 25 franchisees nationally were honored with that distinction this year. To earn the “Agency of Excellence” award, Travel Leaders agencies are scored in several categories that reflect business growth, utilization of marketing programs to effectively reach local consumers, participation in key local and national business networking meetings, and in training programs to enhance service to their clients, as well as their overall promotion of the Travel Leaders brand.
“WorldVia epitomizes the qualities we expect from our Associates and it is my pleasure to honor them with one of our top recognitions,” added Roger Block. “They deserve this recognition as Associate of the Year.”
To learn more, visit WorldViaTravelGroup.com, or contact WorldVia at 70 Mansell Court, Suite 100, Roswell, Georgia 30076.
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