Signature Travel Network has brought together 435 agency owners, preferred partners, and travel industry leaders for its annual Owners’ Meeting from September 14-17 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Members attending include 35 of the 39 agencies that joined Signature since the last in-person Owners’ Meeting in 2019.
“I am thrilled that so many new members are able to finally experience the incredible networking that happens at our Owners’ Meeting,” said Alex Sharpe, president & CEO of Signature. “I am proud of how connected Signature members remained throughout the pandemic, whether they’ve been members for more than 30 years or just recently joined. The strength of our relationships is a testament to the service-first culture that continues to fuel our growth.”
Rohit Khanna, executive vice president of Blue Ribbon Travel, said, “Since joining in April, everyone has welcomed us and made us feel part of the group, and the team at Signature has been very responsive to all our needs. We are thrilled to be part of the Signature family and look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones at the Owners’ Meeting.”
Signature’s member-owned structure enables it to focus on the unique needs of each member with industry-leading marketing, technology, training, and strong preferred partnerships.
"Every new member embodies the qualities that we at Signature are committed to upholding,” said Kimberly Waters, vice president of member acquisition and engagement. “We pride ourselves on providing our members with industry-best support as well as tools and benefits that will enhance their client experience, maximize efficiencies for their advisors, and increase profitability.”
“Our team at Go Travel appreciates Signature’s commitment to attracting and retaining quality agencies resulting in a well-respected reputation among supplier partners and industry peers. Additionally, the robust marketing tools and highly responsive Signature team are both amazing benefits of membership,” said Julia Bales, owner of Go Travel.
“What I appreciate most about our Signature membership is the feeling of family that comes with it. There is a genuine sense of togetherness throughout the organization and all its members. Preferred partners and other organizations seem to be acutely aware of it too. This not only made us feel like a valued part of something larger than ourselves, and so welcome as new members, but it seems to be the foundation that drives collaboration, innovation, and ultimately, the success of the member agencies within Signature,” said Jamie Anderson, owner of Travel & Cruise Desk.
New Members in 2022 include Blue Ribbon Travel, Whitestone, NY; Boca Express Travel, Boca Raton, FL; Cruise Planners, Coral Springs, FL; Leisure Travel Enterprises, Fort Mill, SC; MavenLuxe Travel, Chicago, IL; National Travel Service, Charleston, WV; The Cruise Web, Tysons, VA; and TravelManagers Australia, Sydney.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.