Accent Travel / American Express Wins
2014 Rep Excellence Award
NEW YORK, JAN. 21, 2015 – ACCENT TRAVEL, AUSTIN TX / UNIVERSAL TRAVEL FT. LAUDERDALE, FL announced today that they were named winner of this year’s prestigious American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award. They also received the award in 2003, 2006 and 2011. ACCENT / UNIVERSAL TRAVEL is one of only 25 members of the American Express U.S. Representative Travel Network to receive the award, which recognizes strong performance in sales and customer service.
Brian Howes will be honored and join the other winners on a seven-day trip to Vietnam hosted with AMAWaterways. This trip, tailored specifically for the Representative Excellence Award winners, will take place from March 22th – 30th and includes a private visit to Angor Wat in Cambodia and a Cruise through the rivers of Cambodia and Vietnam.
“The Representative Excellence Award recognizes our top-performing Representative agencies,” said Yana Gutierrez, vice president of the U.S. Representative Travel Network. “I am pleased to recognize ACCENT and UNIVERSAL TRAVEL’s great accomplishments. They have represented the American Express brand well and delivered extraordinary results in 2014.” The Representative Excellence Award honors the achievements of the Representative Travel Network member agencies that have reached superior sales results driving cruise and tour supplier goals and have secured the highest year-over-year sales growth. American Express Travel’s cruise and tour suppliers are among the most respected names in the travel industry known for providing excellent customer service and travel experiences.
ACCENT TRAVEL and UNIVERSAL TRAVEL have been American Express Representatives since 1998, and acquired American Express TS Offices in both Ft. Lauderdale and Austin in 2003. That acquisition expanded the financial services division of both offices as well as providing travel services to a greater diversity of clients throughout our organization.
About American Express and the Howes Family
American Express entered the travel agency business in 1915 and today is one of the world's largest travel agency networks. Accent and Universal are owned by Brian and Stephen Howes. Their Great Grandfather Edward Madison Howes traveled to Egypt with American Express in 1925, just a few years after the King Tut treasures were discovered in the Valley of the Kings.
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, network and financial services provider founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, travel and international banking.
Some of the benefits that come from our participation are:
Accent Travel Wins American Express Travel
2003,2006 & 2011 Representative Excellence Awards
Presentation of Award by American Express VP of U.S. Travel Network, Ellen Bettridge & American Express Senior Vice President & General Manager of Consumer Travel Network, Lynne Biggar to Accent Travel
agency CEO Edward Howes & Vice President, Brian Howes. Award ceremony took place in Cairo, Egypt.
Austin, TX. - April 4 (NEWSWIRE) -- Accent Travel announced today that it was named winner of this year's prestigious American Express U.S. Consumer Travel Network Representative Excellence Award. Universal Travel joined the American Express network in 1985 with their sister company Universal Travel located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. American Express is presenting this award to both Accent Travel and Universal Travel.
Accent Travel is one of only 27 members of the American Express U.S. Representative Travel Network to receive the award, which recognizes strong performance in sales and customer service. The owners of Accent Travel and other winning agency owners were recognized by American Express with a seven-day trip to Egypt as the guests of American Express and our travel partners from April 12-19, 2007. An award ceremony in Cairo ends the week of Nile cruising, archeological touring and "best business practices" sharing.
"I am pleased to recognize the excellence that Accent Travel has achieved," said Ellen Bettridge, vice president of the U.S. Representative Travel Network. "Accent Travel worked hard and delivered extraordinary results. They are a great representative of the American Express brand."
The Representative Excellence Award honors the accomplishments of outstanding members of the Representative Travel Network who have been exemplary supporters of the American Express brand. Accent Travel has achieved superior sales results, driving cruise and tour supplier goals and was among the top agencies in highest year-over-year sales growth. American Express' cruise and tour suppliers are among the most respected names in the travel industry known for providing excellent customer service and travel experiences.
Travel is one of Texas' largest full service travel agencies, serving
both corporate business customers and a wide variety of leisure customers
daily. Greg Judd, the President of Accent Travel comments: "It is
truly amazing the incredible diversity of travel arranging we manage here
at Accent. Our travel professionals have their own areas of specialty
who share their expertise and experience with others. Learning is a way
of life here at Accent."
American Express entered the travel agency business in 1915 and today is one of the world's largest travel agency networks. The company has more than 2,200* travel and foreign exchange services locations worldwide in more than 140 countries. American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel network and financial services provider founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, and international banking.
Consumers looking for great values and personalized service can speak with a Accent Travel Consultant by calling (512) 338-0444 (Austin North) or (512) 441-7800 (Accent South.)
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