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 November 12, 2012
Signature Expands Network With 78 New Partners

 Signature announced the expansion of its preferred supplier network during its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas (November 12). The network welcomes four tour/land operators, one cruise line, five destination specialists, four tourism boards, two specialty suppliers and sixty-two new hotels/resorts.

Alex Sharpe, Chief Operating Officer, explains, "Preferred suppliers are integral to Signature. We choose our suppliers carefully and are always looking for those companies -- land, cruise or hotel -- that fill an existing or emerging need. Once a partner, we continuously seek ways we can leverage the relationship, adding value for both the supplier partners and our members."

New partner, Ian Swain, President & Owner of SWAIN says, "Signature members are savvy, professional and they know their clients. They also appreciate the various nuances that go into planning a successful, luxury vacation experience for their discerning clientele. As SWAIN specializes in high-end, customized travel, our consultants work closely as a team with the Signature travel professional to define the needs and interests of their travelers and then to create the perfect travel experience for them. I am incredibly pleased to see how this new partnership is growing and am looking forward to our continued mutual success going forward."

New partner, Kitt Garrett, DMCP, Founder & CEO of Discover New York and Beyond says, "Discover New York and Beyond is thrilled to become a resource to save time for the members of Signature and create and execute personalized itineraries to wow their valued corporate and leisure clients."

Suppliers that have joined the network in 2012 include:

Tour & Land
• Europe Express
• Ker & Downey
• Ski.com
• Swain

Cruise
• American Queen Steamboat Company

Destination Specialists
• Bucher Travel
• Discover New York & Beyond
• Peirce and Leslie
• The Travel Designer
• Viviani

Tourism Boards
• Tourism Vancouver
• Tourism Victoria
• Travel Alberta
• Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

Specialty
• Midway Car Rental
• Shore Excursions Group

Plus, 62 Hotels & Resorts

Signature Travel Network

Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative, headquartered in Marina del Rey, California, with a regional office in New York City. The network was established in 1956 and today includes 214 member agencies with 414 retail locations throughout USA and Canada. Collectively, Signature members generate over $5 billion in annual travel sales.

www.signaturetravelnetwork.com