America's Vacation Center / American Express launches Gold Agency and Platinum Agency programs - enabling all travel agents to work from anywhere

May 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
San Diego — May 12, 2006 — America's Vacation Center / American Express (AVC) announced today they have expanded their host agency program to better meet the needs of all professional home-based travel agents, enabling more travel agents to benefit from the AVC's industry-leading hosting services.

"We've got the best training and most amazing support in the industry for home-based travel agents; and while our current program worked great for hundreds of home-based agents, we needed to change to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding market," said Brad Anderson, co-president of America's Vacation Center. "If you're a professional travel agent, America's Vacation Center has a program for you."

The "Platinum Agency" program is designed for home-based travel agents who sell a high volume of cruises and/or vacation packages. The "Gold Agency" program is designed for agents who sell fewer cruises and vacation packages. With the two programs, AVC now provides top-notch hosting for all professional travel agents.

Both Gold Agency and Platinum Agency include access to AVC's world-class training and support from a large support staff that works seven days a week. In addition, all home-based agents get access to AVC's cutting-edge Agent PowerTM software suite. Agent Power includes integrated availability and booking-access for every major cruise line, as well as advanced customer relationship management, commission tracking, and more.

Platinum Agency includes sales coaching and mentoring, as well as access to AVC's Live LeadsTM, which are incoming customer requests sent directly to home-based agents via the phone and Internet. Access to Live Leads is not included in the Gold Agency program, however top-performing Gold Agency agents can become eligible to move into the Platinum program.

Because of AVC's cutting-edge technology and their outstanding training and support, AVC agents are earning as much as $100,000 a year, or more. Travel agents wishing to find out if America's Vacation Center is right for them should visit or call 866-520-2133.

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About America's Vacation Center
With more than 40 years of experience and a half-million customers served, America's Vacation Center® ( is one of the top travel agencies in the American Express Travel Service Representative Network. America's Vacation Center is a leading seller of cruises and vacation packages from leading suppliers such as Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, American Express Vacations, Classic Vacations, and more. With hundreds of independent contractors, America's Vacation Center is America's Leading Host AgencyTM (, providing technology, support, and Live LeadsTM to travel agents across North America.