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 September 09, 2015
Signature Travel Network Welcomes New Members

 Signature Travel Network welcomes the year's new members at its annual Owners' Meeting. Special receptions for new members include a welcome luncheon today, Wednesday, September 9, and a new member forum Thursday, September 10.

Seven new members have joined since last year's Owners' Meeting, including:

Above & Beyond Travel -- Williamsburg, VA
Best Price Cruises & Tours -- Port St. Lucie, FL
Cruise and Travel Specialists -- Lake Oswego, OR
Quay Travel -- Auckland, New Zealand
Rubinsohn Travel -- Jenkintown, PA
Shangri-La World Travel -- Southlake, TX
Sunrise Travel Center, Inc. -- Sea Girt, NY

Kimberly Waters, Signature's vice president, national sales and member engagement, says, "Signature's newest members reflect the diversity of the business models that make our organization so strong. Our network is experiencing a high level of interest and we are reviewing more agencies than ever before."

A member since October 2014, Bill Rubinsohn from Rubinsohn Travel, states, "We have been a part of three other consortiums, and Signature is by far the best. I appreciate the incredible response time to my questions and needs, far superior to any of the others. And at my first regional meeting I enjoyed spending time with Alex Sharpe, Signature's president and CEO, and having a long discussion about our similar thoughts and ideas. Signature is for all of us who are members --- not just for the large-volume members."

Ron Russo from Best Price Cruises & Tours, a member since May, states, "We needed an organization that would be able to assist us in four critical areas: marketing, technology, groups and ancillary sales. Each of our needs is now being fulfilled, and I am part owner of this amazing co-operative, member-owned organization. We are thrilled to be part of Signature."

In addition, Signature will announce the launch of its updated recruitment website today. The enhanced site is for travel agency owners and independent consultants interested in joining the consortium, as well as potential preferred supplier partners. In addition to providing detailed information on the unique tools and benefits and the exclusive products available once joining Signature, the site states the membership guidelines.

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 197 member agencies with 440 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and New Zealand. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $6 billion in annual travel sales.