Heading into Virtuoso Travel Week, August 12-18 in Las Vegas, travel agency alliance Aspire Associates Group announced its most recent addition has brought its membership to 18 member agencies, tripling its size since the company’s inception in 2020.
“As we prepare for Travel Week with the theme ‘So Connected So Inspiring,’ we are proud that Aspire has achieved such an amazing trajectory since our start during a time when travel was on hold in 2020,” said Aspire partner Helen Papa of TBH Travel in New York. “We are excited to see our collection of Virtuoso agencies flourish by aligning with the concept of connection and inspiration for our travel partners and clients.”
Aspire Associates Group, LLC launched in November 2020 as an alliance of independently owned travel agencies comprising accomplished luxury travel advisors. The group’s mission is to benefit from expanded geographical reach for local boutique agencies and utilize collective expertise in travel and business. Aspire agencies achieve enhanced exposure and growth for both the agencies and their supplier partners. Aspire has not only tripled its foundation of agencies in its three years, but each year brings more supplier partners into the alliance.
Aspire founding members are Court Travel in Charlotte, NC; Cruise Vacations International in the greater Washington, D.C. area; CSB Travel in Houston, TX; Posh Travel on the New Hampshire Seacoast; Precision Travel in Dallas, TX; and TBH Travel in the New York metropolitan area. Since Aspire’s November 2020 launch, 12 additional agencies have joined as affiliate members including Alabama World Travel in Alabama; Bell and Bly Travel in Texas; Belle Meade Vacations in Tennessee; Blue Skies Travel in New York; Distinctive Journeys in Georgia; Four Seasons Travel in Georgia; GSC World Travel in Texas; Landings Travel in Florida; Singer Travel in Pennsylvania; Susan’s Travel Services in Arizona; Warren Place Travel in Oklahoma; and White Glove Destinations in Texas. Each agency is also an independent member of Virtuoso.