AMEX Honors Travel’s Best

Top-performing agencies receive the Representative Excellence Award

By: Natasha Albert

American Express Travel bestowed the Representative Excellence Award for 2006 to 27 members of its U.S. Representative Travel Network. Those honored received a seven-day Wings Over the Nile trip to Egypt from INTRAV, which will take place April 12-19. The prize includes a private chartered jet to Abu Simbel and a trip down the Nile on the luxurious Oberoi Philae.

The award is given to member agencies that reached superior sales results driving cruise and tour supplier goals and have secured the highest year-over-year growth.

“The Representative Excellence Award recognizes our top-performing Representative agencies,” said Ellen Bettridge, vice president of the U.S. Representative Travel Network. “These 27 agencies have represented the American Express brand well and delivered extraordinary results in 2006.”

The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel network and financial services provider founded in 1850.

This year’s Representative Excellence Award winners:

Adventure Travel, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Anderson Travel & Cruises, Escondido, Calif.

Azumano Travel, Portland, Ore.

Brea Travel, Brea, Calif.

Bursch Travel Agency, Inc., Alexandria, Minn.

Carrousel Travel, Minneapolis, Minn.

Cole Travel, Lexington Park, Md.

Cruise Planners, Inc., Coral Springs, Fla.

Fox World Travel, Inc., Oshkosh, Wis.

Gulliver’s Travel, Forth Worth, Texas

Luxury Cruise Center, Miramar, Fla.

Malcom Travel & Cruise, Baton Rouge, La.

Mann Travel & Cruise, Charlotte, N.C.

Milne Travel Agency, Inc., Barre, Vt.

Pennsylvania Travel, Inc., Paoli, Pa.

Prestige Travel, Las Vegas, Nev.

Springdale Travel, Mobile, Ala.

Summit Travel Group, San Mateo, Calif.

Sun Travel, El Paso, Texas

Suzi Davis Travel, Bloomington, Ind.

The Travel Authority, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Travel Central, Metairie, La.

Travelink, Incorporated, Nashville, Tenn.

TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, St. Louis, Mo.

Universal Travel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Vista Travel, Colonia, N.J.

Williamsburg Travel Management Companies, Atlanta, Ga.

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