Minneapolis, MN (July 6, 2010) — For the second consecutive year, Travel Leaders Group has been ranked among the top 10 travel companies in North America on Travel Weekly’s Power List. Travel Leaders Group reported annual sales of $1.68 billion for 2009. As “the national newspaper for the travel industry,” Travel Weekly bills itself as “the most influential B2B news resource for the travel industry.” 

Travel Weekly Power List rankings are based on participating companies’ wholly-owned annual sales volume reported for 2009 and specifically do not include franchised operations. When sales from Travel Leaders Group’s three franchise units – Travel Leaders, Results! Travel and Cruise Holidays – are included, the sales volume for the entire Travel Leaders enterprise increases dramatically to over $6 billion for 2009. 

“Factoring in the huge impact the unusually challenging economy had on the entire travel marketplace last year, Travel Leaders takes enormous pride in maintaining our place on this list,” noted Travel Leaders Group CEO Barry Liben. “We not only faced these challenges together, but we more than ably withstood them and stared them down. As Travel Leaders, our place is secure and strong.” 

For more information on Travel Leaders Group, visit www.travelleadersgroup.com

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Travel Leaders is transforming travel with a name that boldly embodies our commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. As one of America’s top ten-ranked travel companies, Travel Leaders has assisted millions of travelers through our strong roots – the former Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group joined together in 2008 to form one of the industry’s fastest-growing and robust networks of travel agents. Travel Leaders Franchise Group can trace its beginnings to 1984 as the franchise system “Ask Mr. Foster Travel,” which itself was North America’s first travel agency chain established in 1888. 

With Travel Leaders serving as the company’s flagship brand, Travel Leaders Group consists of four divisions: