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 November 13, 2012
Signature Expands Its Hotel & Resort Program; 2013 Will Feature Nearly 800 Properties Worldwide

 Signature announced a continued expansion of its hotel and resorts program at its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The 2013 collection, now in its eighth year, will feature 789 hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 450 unique destinations worldwide.

"We are very pleased with the progress we have made with our hotel program since our launch eight years ago," stated Ignacio Maza, Signature's Executive Vice President. "Our collection now brings together world-class properties in 85 countries all over the globe."

Signature announced a number of exceptional properties added recently to their preferred program. Among the new notable additions are city hotels such as The Mandarin Oriental Paris, The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Hotel Nobis in Stockholm, Casa Gangotena in Quito, Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro, The Gritti Palace in Venice, and The Huntington in San Francisco. For clients seeking activity and adventure, Signature added El Silencio Lodge in Costa Rica, Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole WY, Lake Placid Lodge in NY, and the Little Nell in Aspen CO, among a number of notable resorts and lodges. Signature also announced the addition of award-winning resorts, including Aman properties in various destinations, The Trisara Resort in Thailand, Monastero Santa Rosa in Italy, St Regis Bal Harbour FL, Peter Island in B.V.I., and the Park Hyatt Aviara in CA. In total, over 60 new hotels and resorts will join the collection for 2012-2013.

All participating hotels offer breakfast for two daily and a special Signature amenity, such as lunch/dinner for two once during stay, a complimentary round of golf, spa treatments, airport transfers, $100 resort credit, or other benefit. These exclusive privileges are in addition to late check-out, early check-in, upgrades, preferential rates and availability.

Signature's 2013 Hotel & Resort directory will be released on December 7th. The new hotel book will be customized for Signature's member agencies with personalized editions, and mailed to the network's most valued clients. A companion hotel program direct mail piece will be sent to clients who do not receive the annual directory.

The extensive online site for the program now features over 20,000 pages of proprietary content, available to front-line consultants and consumers through members' websites. This content includes images of each hotel, a booking engine, detailed room descriptions with photos for each category, Google maps, destination information, hotel facilities, online links to key contacts on property, ability to view multiple hotels simultaneously, dining information and more.

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