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February 8, 2019

Travel Leaders Network Welcomes Industry Powerhouse World Travel Holdings as Newest Member

Two of the Travel Industry’s Largest Agency Organizations Announce Affiliation

New York, NY (February 8, 2019) – Travel industry giant World Travel Holdings has become the newest member of Travel Leaders Network, the largest travel agency network in North America. World Travel Holdings is a leading distributor of cruises, villas, resort vacations, car rentals, resort day passes and luxury travel services and is home to more than 35 diverse brands. It also operates premier travel agency franchise and host agency programs under the Dream Vacations/CruiseOne, and Cruises Inc. brands, respectively.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that World Travel Holdings, one of the most respected names in travel, has become a member of Travel Leaders Network, which marks the first time ever the company has joined an agency network,” said John Lovell, president of Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group. “As a powerhouse in the travel industry that serves as home to a vast number of travel agency franchisees and home-based advisors, as well as a multitude of highly recognizable brands, World Travel Holdings clearly acknowledged that Travel Leaders Network was the partner of choice, particularly given our scale and unique ability to integrate their immense cruise and tour sales volume.”

World Travel Holdings will benefit from the many leading marketing tools, and exceptional cruise space, hotel and airfare programs developed by Travel Leaders Network. This mutual relationship will benefit both businesses by providing additional growth opportunities, broadening their global imprints and delivering even more value to customers.

Brad Tolkin, co-chairman/co-CEO of World Travel Holdings stated, “As World Travel Holdings continues its dominance in the global cruise and travel space, it was only natural that we expand our industry footprint by becoming a member of Travel Leaders Network, the largest and most respected travel agency network in the industry. We chose Travel Leaders Network because of our similar cultures and their passion for providing the highest-level of support to their travel agent communities. We are excited about welcoming them into our family and joining theirs.”

“Becoming a member of Travel Leaders Network increases our competitive advantage by providing us with benefits that enhance our current offerings,” added David Crooks, senior vice president of product and operations for World Travel Holdings. “We are focused on mutual success and look forward to the opportunities this membership will bring to our entire portfolio of brands, and are particularly excited about Travel Leaders Network’s primary focus on the upper premium and luxury sector. Their Distinctive Voyages and Luxury Specialists programs coupled with their relationship with American Express will enhance our growth in this segment and benefit our franchisees, independent agents and our luxury division.”

For additional information on Travel Leaders Network visit www.TravelLeadersNetwork.com. For additional information on World Travel Holdings, visit www.WorldTravelHoldings.com.

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About Travel Leaders Network

Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeaders.com), assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually, and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Representing approximately 6,000 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs empower member agencies to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, grow their business and lead the industry. Travelers also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards. For more information visit TheTravelCollection.com. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.

 

About World Travel Holdings

World Travel Holdings is the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 35 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, resort vacations, car rentals, resort day passes and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private-label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country’s original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.

Media Contacts:

Travel Leaders Network                                                                                        World Travel Holdings
Jennifer de la Cruz                                                                                                   Angie Ranck
703.740.4264                                                                                                           407.551.1798
jdelacruz@travelleaders.com                                                                                  aranck@wth.com

 

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