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TRAVEL EXPERTS AWARDED ONE OF THE TOP 50 ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2012 - JULY 2012
Sharon Fake - Director of Operations for Travel Experts receives 2 awards from Ellen Bettridge -SilverseaPresident of the Americas.

Silversea are one of the world's premier luxury cruise lines, and have been in the "Top 5 Luxury Cruise Lines" list for the last 10 years.

The 2010 and 2011 awards recognize Travel Experts and its advisors for their outstanding production and expertise in booking Silversea cruises worldwide
TRAVEL EXPERTS RECOGNIZED BY SILVERSEA CRUISES - JUNE 2012
Travel Experts has been awarded Honoree, Business Leader Magazine's Top 50 Entrepreneurs of 2012 !
TRAVEL EXPERTS SUZANNE TERRY NOW ON ADVISORY BOARD -SAVEUR MAGAZINE FOR 2012/2013 - JULY 2012
Suzanne Terry - a Travel Experts Travel Specialist has been appointed advisory board member for "Saveur" Travel/Food Magazine for 2012/2013.

Congratulations Suzanne!
RITZ CARLTON STARS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE - JULY 2012
As you drive past thousands of majestic Saguaro cacti along the winding road leading to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Tucson, Arizona) it may be hard to imagine the obstacles that these cacti faced to reach their towering heights.

In its lifetime an adult Saguaro will produce over 40 million seeds but only a few will become a seedling and even fewer become adults.

Travel Experts has been named the Guardian Angel of a baby Saguaro much like this one and the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain pledge to act on their behalf to ensure its survival.

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TRAVEL EXPERTS SAM BOWES RECEIVES "ANGEL OF ADOPTION" AWARD- OCT 2015
Sam Bowes from the Travel Experts Raleigh support team was recently presented with an "Angel of Adoption" award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). The ceremony took place in D.C, and recognized Sam and his wife Robin for their extensive efforts working with the Foster Care system to permanently place 15 children with Foster Parents.

If you'd like to know more about the CCAI please visit their web site.

AUSTRALIA "TOP 100 AGENTS" - SEPTEMBER 2012
Patti Pake has once again been selected as one of the top 100 agents specializing in Australia (Premier Aussie Specialist). She has been a Premier since the program began in 2005.

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE BONNIER MAGAZINE GROUP ADVISORY BOARD - AUGUST 2012
Also at Virtuoso Travel Week, the new Virtuoso Advisory Board was announced for the Bonnier Magazine Group, which includes Islands, Caribbean and Destination Weddings. Two of our agents were named to this board: Trish Mercer and Holly Lombardo. Congratulations!
TRAVEL + LEISURE A-LIST for 2012 - AUGUST 2012
TRAVEL + LEISURE has announced their 11th annual list of the top agents in the country. We are proud that two of our agents have been named to this special list again this year. Tammi R. Van Volkinburgh was named for her expertise in the United Kingdom. Maureen "Mo" Smith was named for her knowledge of spas.

ID TRAVEL GROUP -ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - FEB 2013
Travel Experts has been awarded an "Ultimate Achievement Award" for 2012 by Island Destinations Travel Group for their production volume.

TRAVEL EXPERTS GIVE BACK - TOURISM CARES - MAY 2013
Travel Experts staff have been involved with the charity "Tourism Cares" for a number of years now- 2013 is no exception- Heather McIntyre, Manager of Technology & Communications for Travel Experts, visited NY in May to assist in cleaning up Fort Tilden and Coney Island- the volunteer activities included painting 200 lamp-posts along the Coney Island Boardwalk, erecting more than a mile of dune fencing at Fort Tilden Beach and planting nearly 140 plants at area playgrounds in Brooklyn
At the Annual "Virtuoso Travel Week" trade show in August 2013, Travel Experts were again recognized with "Top Agency" awards - This year TE were recognized with TWO  "Top Agency" awards - "Top Year-Over-Year Growth" and "Top Virtuoso Air Production"

Sharon Fake - Director of operations for Travel Experts -  "We are very pleased to receive these Virtuoso awards for 2013 - They are a very strong reflection of the continued efforts of our over 200 highly skilled travel advisors"
VIRTUOSO AWARDS TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH "TOP AGENCY" AWARDS - AUGUST 2013
TRAVEL EXPERTS ANNOUNCE 2013 "DIAMOND AWARDS" - SEPTEMBER 2013
Travel Experts is continuing its tradition of annual Diamond Awards. These awards are given to agents who have been with the company for 10 years or more. 
This year there are 11 consultants who have achieved that milestone!
"With the awards this year we now have close to 50 people who have been with us for 10 years or more " Susan Ferrell was quoted. "We have some who have been with us for 19 years."
TRAVEL EXPERTS EXPANDS INDUSTRY BOARD REPRESENTATION - AUGUST 2013
Travel Experts continues to be highly sought after by the travel industry for their input and expertise. This year Travel Experts' management team members hold board positions on the following:
  • Ritz Carlton Travel Industry Inner Circle Roundtable 
  • Medjet TAAP, Travel Agency Advisory Panel
  • Virtuoso Air, Space, Specialty Products Committee
  • Virtuoso Lead Generation Innovation Team Starwood Luxury Advisory Board
  • Virtuoso Technology Committee
At the recent Sandals Awards ceremony in Providenciales Turks & Caicos, Travel Experts were awarded with the S.T.A.R award for 2013. 
The S.T.A.R. Awards were established in 2002 to recognize and celebrate top producing travel agencies for their exemplary sales performance and marketing expertise.
Patty Shachat represented Travel Experts at the awards ceromony  

SANDALS AWARD TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH "S.T.A.R" AWARD - DECEMBER 2013
Beyond being one of the top Virtuoso travel companies, Travel Experts is one of the top AmericaShare sponsors. Run by Micato Safaris, the program matches needy children living in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum with sponsors committed to helping a specific child or children with school fees and other needs. Travel Experts advisors have been sponsoring children in the program since 2006 and currently sponsor 11 children.

TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS AND AMERICASHARE PROGRAM SUPPORT ORPHANS IN KENYA - DECEMBER 2013
RECORD ATTENDANCE BY TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS AT VIRTUOSO REGIONAL MEETING IN FLORIDA- JAN 2014
​A record number of TE advisors attended the latest Virtuoso Regional Meeting at the Breakers Resort in FL. For the first time, Virtuoso held a "Cruise Academy" educational session, with Travel Experts Suzanne Terry participating on the Cruise Experts panel.
TRAVEL EXPERTS NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY LOGO CAPTURES THE EVOLUTION OF THE INDUSTRY-LEADING TRAVEL SUPPLIER- MAR 2014
​"It’s with great pleasure that we unveil the new Travel Experts logo to carry us through the next 25 years! This new image represents a global entity populated by Travel Experts people everywhere. The Travel Experts network is worldwide in terms of our destination knowledge and travel experience. The new logo reflects our leadership, maturity, professionalism and refreshed vision." Susan Ferrell, President of Travel Experts, Inc
Billboard in Times Square New York - March 2014.
​On Thursday, March 27th, Classic Vacations (Cindy Zimlin and Lisa Benzakein) and Silversea Cruises (Patterson Neville) hosted 17 Travel Experts advisors and the management team for dinner at the Merrion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Front row: Susan Ferrell (Owner, Travel Experts), Lisa Benzakein (Classic Vacations), Patterson Neville (Silversea) and Cindy Zimlin (Classic Vacations).
Back row: Barbara Windett, Richard Muller, Sharon Fake, Janet Hodge, Lee Scheeler, Roberta Ullman, Liz Meehan, Heather McIntyre, Sheila Weinstein, Lee Ann Richardson, Bobbie Newton, Patti Armon, Claire Canady and Tom Starrett.
TRAVEL EXPERTS RECEIVE "BEST OF THE BEST" AWARD FROM TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS - NOVEMBER 2014
Travel Experts has been recognized by Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a "Best of the Best" travel agency. The honor is bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered Travel Impressions’ top performers and expert vacation planners.

Travel Experts received the award at the Travel Impressions 19th annual “Best of the Best” gala event, held Nov. 20 - 23, 2014 at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Travel Impressions’ Best of the Best travel partners,” said Sharon Fake, Director of Operations  “Working closely with Travel Impressions enables us to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and provide our clients with the very best vacation experience.”  

SILVERSEA & CLASSIC VACATIONS CONTINUE TO ENHANCE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH TRAVEL EXPERTS- MAR 2014
TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTEND 2014 VIRTUOSO SYMPOSIUM - APRIL 2014
​Symposium is a once a year Virtuoso Meeting that brings together an owner/manager from most Virtuoso agencies with an equal number of supplier partners and Virtuoso staff.This year, the total attendees was the largest ever, about 550
Sharon Fake, Director of Operations and Susan Ferrell, Owner,  receiving a Virtuoso award from Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso CEO
VIRTUOSO AWARDS TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH THREE AWARDS IN LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 2014
​At the Annual "Virtuoso Travel Week" trade show in August 2014, Travel Experts were once again recognized with a number of Virtuoso awards - One in recognition of Travel Experts "25 years of Orchestrating Dreams", and for the second year in a row, Travel Experts were recognized with two "Top Agency" awards - "Top Year-Over-Year Growth" and "Top Virtuoso Air Production"

Sharon Fake - Director of operations for Travel Experts - "In our 25th year, we are very pleased to receive these Virtuoso awards for 2014 - These awards continue to be a very strong reflection of the efforts and professionalisim of our almost 300 highly skilled travel advisors"
Claire Canady -Manager, North Carolina Operations, receiving a "best of the best" award from Travel Impressions 
TRAVEL EXPERTS - NOW BY “ROYAL APPOINTMENT” - JANUARY 2015
Sharon Fake - Director of Operations for Travel Experts, attended the exclusive reopening of the Goring Hotel in London to celebrate their 105th year of operation. Only 25 travel agencies worldwide were invited. The event included a private reception and luncheon with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge!  The event was full of much other “Pomp and Circumstance” - as only the British can successfully pull off!  Congratulations to the Goring family on their 105th year of operation.
TRAVEL EXPERTS EXPANDS ADVISORS PARTICIPATING ON TRAVEL INDUSTRY BOARDS - MARCH 2015

Travel Experts continues to be highly sought after by the travel industry for their input and expertise. This year Travel Experts management team members hold board positions on the following:
  • Saveur *new*
  • Merrill Lynch *new*
  • National Geographic *new*
  • Ritz Carlton Travel Industry Inner Circle Roundtable 
  • Medjet TAAP, Travel Agency Advisory Panel
  • Virtuoso Air, Space, Specialty Products Committee
  • Virtuoso Lead Generation Innovation Team 
  • Starwood Luxury Advisory Board 
  • Virtuoso Technology Committee
TRAVEL EXPERTS PART OF “VIRTUOSO RESERVE” ADVISORY BOARD - FEBRUARY 2015

Claire Canady -Manager, North Carolina Operations is now participating in the Virtuoso Reserve ”Advisory Board”.  The Virtuoso Reserve program targets an elite community of ultra-high value travelers, and offers these clients services and experiences that are “not on the menu” but are personalized for the client and exclusive only to Virtuoso Reserve.
"Having Claire participate on this Virtuoso board reflects on the close relationship between Virtuoso and Travel Experts, and gives our Virtuoso clients a direct conduit to provide feedback/suggestions to this program” Quotes Susan Ferrell -Travel Experts Owner.
TRAVEL EXPERTS ANNOUNCE 2014 "DIAMOND AWARDS" - SEPTEMBER 2014

Travel Experts continues its tradition of annual Diamond Awards for their travel advisors. These awards are given to advisors who have been with the company for 10 years or more. 
This year there were 10 additional travel advisors who have achieved that milestone!
"With the awards this year we now have close to 60 people who have been with us for 10 years or more " Susan Ferrell was quoted. "We also have some advisors who have been with us for over 20 years!”
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR APPEARS ON TRAVEL SEGMENT OF TV MORNING SHOW - APRIL 2015
Travel Experts advisor Tom Starrett was the host on WFMZ's "Sunrise Travel Trivia" segment of their morning show. Tom tested the presenters (Karin and Bo) knowledge of planes, trains, beaches and hotels. WFMZ is based in ALLENTOWN, PA
Link to Video
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS CONTRIBUTE TO LEADING TRAVEL PUBLICATIONS - APRIL 2015
Two Travel Experts advisors recently contributed to leading travel publications. Trish Gastineau was featured in "Travel Pulse" - explaining how her success is related to her relationships with Travel Experts and Virtuoso. Link to Article.
Eileen Schlichting penned a very informative article about the Hawaii Chef Fest (planned for October 2015)  Link to Article.

Another few examples of how Travel Experts Advisors are highly sought after by the travel industry for their knowledge and expertise!
Trish Gastineau
Eileen Schlichting
Sharon Fake - TE Director of Operations 
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR CONTRIBUTES TO LEADING TRAVEL PUBLICATION - MAY 2015
Trish Mercer, one of Travel Experts advisors, recently contributed to one of the leading travel publications - Travel Weekly.  Trish explains how she always brings "something extra" to her clients travel plans!  Link to Article
This article shows how Travel Experts Advisors continue to be highly sought after by the travel industry for their knowledge and expertise!
TRAVEL EXPERTS SUPPORTS "TOURISIM CARES" CHARITY - MAY 2015
Heather McIntyre represented Travel Experts at the spring "Tourism Cares" event in Leesburg, VA. The site chosen for this project was The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, a recently dedicated National Heritage Area that spans the distance from Gettysburg, PA., through Maryland and Harper’s Ferry, WV., down to Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. This is a 180-mile long and 75-mile wide area which, as the JTHG folks say, is “Where America Happened.” It is a collective of battlefields, Presidential homes, historic towns and 13 national parks.

One of the tasks that JTHG has taken on is to memorialize all of the soldiers lost in the Civil War. To that end, 620,000 trees will be planted over this swath of land over the next couple of decades and each tree will be designated to represent a specific soldier. Middle and high school students will be doing research to find out what happened to the fallen from their hometowns and all of that information will be put into a database. The trees will be geotagged and given codes that can be scanned so visitors can read about the people represented by each tree.

TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTEND BELMOND "BRAVISSIMO" EVENT IN BRAZIL - MAY 2015
​Travel Experts recently participated in the Annual Belmond Bravissimo event in Brazil. This event recognizes the top 20 Belmond "Bravissimo" Travel Agencies from around the world. This years event was hosted at Iguazu Falls and Rio De Janeiro. Andrea Ryder represented Travel Experts at this event.

Heather McIntyre -Manager, Technology & Finance
TRAVEL EXPERTS "THE HARVARD OF TRAVEL ADVISOR HOSTS" - JUNE 2015
Susan Ferrell, the owner of Travel Experts, was featured in Travel Pulse magazine recently, explaining why Travel Experts continues to be a very successful Host Agency 

“Like an Ivy League college, we’re rock solid - We didn’t just pop up and sign on thousands of agents and explode. We’re steady, solid and stable.”
Link to full article

VIRTUOSO HONORS TRAVEL EXPERTS AS LUXURY TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADER AT 27th ANNUAL VIRTUOSO TRAVEL WEEK - AUGUST 2015
Virtuoso recognized Travel Experts as the winner of the Top Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Award and the Top Virtuoso Air Production Award at its Opening Session on August 9 at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

​Virtuoso's selective acceptance process means that only the world's top travel professionals are part of our network," said Matthew D. Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso. "Because of that, the Virtuoso Awards are an especially valued industry recognition. Winners such as Travel Experts elevate this network and the entire luxury travel industry with their unique contributions."
TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTENDS 2015 VIRTUOSO SYPMPOSIUM IN HONG KONG - JULY 2015
Sharon Fake, Travel Experts Director of Operations, attended the annual Virtuoso International Symposium in Hong Kong. 

This event brought together the top 500 executives from Virtuoso Travel Agencies, cruise lines, airlines, and tour companies to discuss the latest travel trends, technology, and destinations. 

The information gained was disseminated to the Travel Experts Advisors- enabling them to keep abreast of travel industry advancements for the benefit of their clients.





"I am honored to accept these prestigious awards on behalf of Travel Experts," said Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts. "We applaud the entrepreneurial nature of our independent travel advisors and the demonstrated commitment of excellence of our support staff without whom these awards would be possible."
CRYSTAL EXECUTIVES SHARE NEWS OF EXCITING NEW OFFERINGS EXCLUSIVELY WITH TRAVEL EXPERTS- AUGUST 2015
At an exclusive Travel Experts Breakfast meeting during Virtuoso Travel Week 2015, Edie Rodriguez Crystal president and CEO, shared exciting news of Crystals brand new products and offerings.

Edie detailed this major expansion for Crystal, including 3 new ships, the introduction of Crystal River Boats, and the introduction of Crystal Private Planes.

Please Contact your Travel Experts Advisor for more details of these new travel opportunities!
​Edie Rodriguez, Crystal president and CEO, together with Susan Ferrell, President of Travel Experts and Sharon Fake, Director of Operations for Travel Experts
Susan Ferrell, president of Travel Experts together with Sharon Fake Director of Operations accepting the two Virtuoso awards 
CRYSTAL HONORS TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH A "TOP-PRODUCER" AWARD - AUG 2015
As one of Crystal Cruise line’s top-producing agencies, Travel Experts was honored to receive a "Top Producer" award from Crystal executives recently. Sharon Fake received this award on behalf of Travel Experts while attending the "Crystal Sales Gala" on board a sailing from Helsinki to Copenhagen.

Crystal Cruise line has been voted "World’s Best Cruise line" more than another Cruise Line in history!

This award reflects the cruising preferences for clients of Travel Experts Advisors.

Sharon Fake, Director of Operations for Travel Experts, was honored to receive an award from Crystal executives including CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez 
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR MAKES THE TRAVEL & LEISURE "A"-LIST - AUG 2015
Diane Eide was recently recognized as a "Super Agent" by T&L for her knowledge and expertise in Scandinavia and Iceland.

Diane takes extensive research trips several times each year so she can uncover the best experiences—glacier hiking in Iceland, farm stays in Norway—for all four seasons.

"I'm excited to receive this designation for 2015, as it reflects my in-depth knowledge of this area of the world" Diane was quoted 
Diane Eide
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR FEATURED IN THE PERRIN "WOW" LIST - SEPT 2015
Caroline Wood, a Travel Experts Advisor, was recently recognized on the Wendy Perrin WOW list as a"Trusted Travel Expert" on the American West. 
Caroline is a nationally known expert on The Rocky Mountain travel, and she has has also written an "insider guides" to Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole 
Caroline Wood
TRAVEL WEEKLY FEATURES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR - OCT 2015
Racquel Gavel, a Travel Experts Advisor, was recently featured in Travel Weekly as a Luxury Travel agent with a "unusual repertoire" of options for her clients - Including Luxury Disney Vacations! 

Check out the full article in Travel Weekly  and also visit Racquels web site for more unusual luxury options.

Racquel Gavel
Sam Bowes being presented award by Becky Weichland
Sam Bowes with Senator Thom Tillis
TRAVEL EXPERTS AWARDED "BEST OF THE BEST" FROM TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS - DEC 2015 
Travel Experts were recently honored by Travel Impressions as a "Best of the Best" travel agency. This honor is bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered Travel Impressions’ top performers and expert vacation planners.

Travel Experts received the award at the Travel Impressions’ 20th annual “Best of the Best” gala event, held Nov. 19 - 22, 2015 at Secrets the Vine Cancun.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of Travel Impressions’ Best of the Best travel partners,” said Susan Ferrell -President of Travel Experts. “Our strong relationship with Travel Impressions enables our Travel Advisors to offer their clients the very best vacation experience possible”  


TRAVEL EXPERTS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUOSO CHAIRMANS EVENT - NOV 2015 
The Virtuoso Chairman's Event is an exclusive event held annually which recognizes and rewards Virtuoso’s top Member Agencies across several categories. Travel Experts continues to be recognized in the category of top revenue producing agency as they have each year since the beginning of the program in 2004.




This years Virtuoso Chairman's Event took place in Puglia, Italy November 4-10th.

"We are extreamly pleased that Virtuoso selected Travel Experts to this exclusive event. The invitation reflects the abilities of our Travel Advisors and their vast expertise." - Sharon Fake - Director of Operations - Travel Experts
Claire Canady receiving the award for Travel Experts
TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTENDS GLOBAL VIRTUOSO FORUM IN NEW YORK - JAN 2016
Travel Experts management recently attended the newly-established Global Virtuoso Forum in New York. This event was held at the Waldorf Astoria. The Travel Experts team were excited to learn about the many new benefits on offer to Travel Experts advisors clients. This included additional benefits available on cruises.  
While attending the Global Virtuoso Forum, the TE management team attended a lunch with local area Travel Experts agents hosted by the Waldorf Astoria.
VIRTUOSO LEADERSHIP TEAM VISIT TRAVEL EXPERTS HQ IN RALEIGH NC - MAR 2016
The Virtuoso Leadership team -(David Kolner, Cheryl Bunker, 
and Carol Coleman) recently visited Travel Experts HQ in Raleigh NC to update the team on the latest Virtuoso news and partnerships. 
This meeting continues to highlight the very strong relationship Travel Experts has with Virtuoso, and benefits the Travel Experts clients with awareness of the latest Virtuoso news and benefits.
Virtuoso Leadership Team:

David Kolner, SVP - Global Member Partnerships

Cheryl Bunker - Managing Director, USA and Canada

Carol Coleman - National Accounts Director
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR ARTICLE FEATURED IN "TRAVEL PULSE" - APR 2016
Alyssa Schulke of Schulke Travel, an affiliate of Travel Experts had an article entitled "Anything But Boring: The Wild Lives of TV and Film Shoot Travel Agents" published recently. Alyssa works with a number of production companies who create commercials, well-known Netflix series, and regular programs on the Travel Channel. She works with small shorts, independent films as well as major motion pictures with A-list stars. Read the full Travel Pulse article here
VIRTUOSO HONORS TRAVEL EXPERTS AS LUXURY TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADER AT THE 
28th ANNUAL VIRTUOSO TRAVEL WEEK - AUGUST 2016
Virtuoso recognized Travel Experts as the winner of the Top Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Award and the Top Virtuoso Air Production Award at its opening Session on August 7th at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

​"The Virtuoso Awards are an especially valued industry recognition. Winners such as Travel Experts elevate this network and the entire luxury travel industry with their unique contributions." said Matthew D. Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso

"We are once again honored to accept these prestigious awards on behalf of Travel Experts," said Sharon Fake, Director of Operations. "These awards would not be possible without the enormous efforts of our excellent travel advisor team."
CRYSTAL RECOGNIZES TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH A "TOP PRODUCER" AWARD - MAY 2016
As one of Crystals top-producing agencies, Travel Experts was again honored to receive a "Top Producer" award from Crystal executives recently. Claire Canady -Manager, North Carolina Operations, accepted this award on behalf of Travel Experts while attending the "Crystal Sales Gala" on board a Crystal sailing.

Crystal has been voted "World’s Best Cruise line" -with more awards than another Cruise Line in history!
Claire Canady receiving award from Crystal Cruises CEO, Edie Rodriguez
TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTENDS 2016 VIRTUOSO SYPMPOSIUM IN CAPE TOWN - APRIL 2016
Sharon Fake, Travel Experts Director of Operations, represented Travel Experts at the annual Virtuoso International Symposium in Cape Town. 

This event brought together almost 500 executives from the top Virtuoso Travel Agencies, cruise lines, airlines, and tour companies to discuss the latest travel trends, technology, and destinations. 

The information gained was disseminated to the Travel Experts Advisors- enabling them to keep abreast of travel industry advancements for the benefit of their clients.

Sharon Fake - Director of Operations networking with Virtuoso attendees.
TWO TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS FEATURED IN "TRAVEL PULSE" - MAY  2016
Travel Experts advisors Racquel Gavel and Holly Lombardo were featured on the Travel Pulse website, contributing to a very informative article "Top Myths About The Luxury Traveler"
Travel Experts advisors continue to be featured in the leading travel publications - This reflects on their expanded breath and depth of knowledge.
Holly
Lombardo
Racquel Gavel
Claire Canady, Sharon Fake, and Heather McIntyre Accepting the 2016 Virtuoso awards on behalf of the Travel Experts Team 
TRAVEL EXPERTS ATTENDS "CHRISTENING" OF NEW REGENT SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER - JULY 2016
Travel Experts were invited to attend the exclusive christening of the new Regent Seven Seas Explorer -"The most luxurious ship ever built" . The elegant christening took place in Monaco, July 13th 2016.  Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco is the ship’s godmother. Travel Experts management will be communicating full details of this new ship to their advisors, allowing Travel Experts clients to benefit from this new information.
Allan and Claire Canady, Sharon and Michael Fake, with Regent Seven Seas Amy Crutchfield (middle)
TWO TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS FEATURED IN TRAVEL & LEISURE 2016 "A LIST" -SEPT 2016
T&L magazine once again honored Travel Experts advisors in their 2016 "A-List". This year two TE advisors were highlighted as the best in their speciality:

Diane Eide -Best Scandinavian Specialist: "Eide makes a point of getting to know her regions in both high and low seasons (she took a dog-sledding trip in Norway to witness the northern lights before she let a client do it). In Iceland, she gets the best guides and hotel rooms, despite the tourism boom’s strain on local infrastructure"
Karen Benson - Best Spa Specialist: "Benson, who plans around 70 spa-themed trips a year, is your resource for a girls’ weekend at a spa, an intensive monthlong retreat, or blessing and healing ceremonies in places like Cambodia and Bhutan, where she can arrange private meetings with a monk"

Karen Benson
Diane Eide
MULTIPLE TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS LISTED IN CONDE NAST TRAVELER “TRAVEL SPECIALISTS 2016” - DEC 2016
Conde Nest Traveller recently compiled their 2016 list of the top 164 worldwide "Experience Makers". They describe these “Experience Makers” as those who can “Turn a vacation into an I’ll-tell-my-grandkids-about-this lifetime high point!”. Travel Experts are extremely proud to have 4 of these "Experience Makers" as part of their organization:

Adamarie King – Italy
Caroline Wood – the American West
Becky Veith – Caribbean
Sheri Doyle – Pacific Northwest

Adamarie
 King
Sheri 
Doyle
Becky
Veith
Caroline
Wood
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES 2016 TRAVEL ADVISORS OF THE YEAR - JAN 2017
National Geographic Expeditions recently complied their Top 10 "Travel Advisors of the Year". Sharon Fake was awarded the title of "Travel Advisor of the Year". Also in the Top 10 was Travel Experts Josh Friedman. 
Travel Experts are very proud to have these "Top Travel Advisors" as part of the Travel Experts organization.
Sharon Fake
Josh Friedman
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS FEATURED IN LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB PUBLICATION -JAN 2017
Two Travel Experts advisors, Suzanne & Gene Terry were recently featured in the Florida "Spotlight" magazine. Suzanne & Gene have been organizing travel tours for members of their country club for a number of years. Their latest organized tour featured a Tauck River cruise in Europe for almost 30 guests and proved very popular! 
CLASSIC VACATIONS AWARDS TWO TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS WITH "STAR PERFORMER OF 2016" STATUS - FEB 2017
Classic Vacations awarded Travel Experts advisors Lisa Hall and Sandi Favre with the "Star Performer for 2016" Status. Classic Vacations "Star Performers" are a very limited group of top producing Travel Agents in the United States. 
This award reinforces the abilities of Travel Experts advisors to focus on the individual needs of their clients.
Lisa Hall
Sandi Favre
"TRAVEL WEEKLY" FEATURES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR -FEB 2017
Travel Weekly recently featured one of Travel Experts advisors -Jane Borman, in an article on the power of "WOW". "I want to create something you didn't know about, surprise you with something you didn't know existed," Jane said. Link to full article
Jane Borman
PROMPERU AWARDS TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR WITH TOP PRODUCER AWARD - FEB 2017
PromPeru (A Government agency responsible for the Promotion of Peru tourism) just awarded Travel Expert Advisor, Pam Walker with a "Top Producer" award. This award reflects the specific knowledge the Pam has ​of Peru and shares with her clients.
Pam Walker
FOUR SEASONS RECOGNIZES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR SALES VOLUME - FEB 2017
Four Seasons Hotels recognized Jeff Traugot -a Travel Experts advisor, with a "Top Producer" award based on his client bookings. The enhanced Travel Experts relationship with Four Seasons Hotels allows Jeff to offer his clients additional hotel Amenities only available to select travel companies.
Jeff Traugot
"TRAVEL-PULSE" FEATURES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR IN CUSTOM TRAVEL ARTICLE - FEB 2017
Travel-Pulse recently featured Travel Experts advisor Andy Lunt with an article titled "A Travel Agent Specializing in Senior Travel" This Article gives great advice on a specific travel demographic not widely covered by many travel advisors. Link to full Article
​Andy Lunt
TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS FEATURED IN "FAVORITE TRAVEL ITEMS" ARTICLE - MAR 2017
Travel-Pulse featured two Travel Experts advisors, Erin Logsdon and Mary Catherine Sinkule discussing their "Favorite Travel Items" - Including USB chargers and Soft-Sided Carry-on Luggage! Link to full Article
​Erin Logsdon
"SOUTHERN EXPOSURE " FEATURES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR IN TRAVEL ARTICLE - MAR 2017
Travel Experts advisor, Leslie Horn was recently featured in "Southern Exposure" Magazine. Leslie details her background, explains how she got into the travel industry, and details the benefits of using a travel advisor in this digital age!  Link to full Article
​Leslie Horn
​Mary Catherine Sinkule
"VIRTUOSO LIFE" FEATURES TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISOR IN "WORLD CITIES" ARTICLE - MAR 2017
Aaron Nir, a Travel Experts advisor, was interviewed by Virtuoso recently for an article appearing in the March/April edition of "Virtuoso Life" on Tokyo. "Tokyo is glamerous and ​exhilarating, but spiritual as well" says Aaron. Link to article.
CRYSTAL CRUISES AWARDS TRAVEL EXPERTS WITH "TOP PRODUCER" AWARD - APRIL 2017
As one of Crystals top-producing agencies, Travel Experts was again honored to receive a 2017 "Top Producer" award from Edie Rodriguez, Crystal CEO. Sharon Fake -Director of Operations, accepted this award on behalf of Travel Experts while attending the 26th annual  "Crystal Sales Gala" on board the brand new Crystal "Mozart".

Crystal has been voted "World’s Best Cruise line" -with more awards than another Cruise Line in history!
TRAVEL EXPERTS MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER EARNS MBA - MAY 2017
Heather McIntyre -Travel Experts Manager of Technology & Finance- recently earned a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University. 
Heathers efforts in gaining this MBA, while continuing to give Travel Experts 110% of her time and focus, shows the determination and drive Heather put into this great achievement! 
The entire Travel Experts management are so proud to have Heather as part of the TE management team!