America's Vacation Center / American Express President's Club Award Dinner recognizes best travel agents in the industry

June 15, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
SAN DIEGO — June 15, 2006 — America's Vacation Center (AVC) last week held their annual President's Club Award Dinner in recognition of their top-producing agents from their retail locations for 2005. AVC reported that 2005 was the agency's most successful year in company history.

"Last year was our best ever and 2006 is trending to be even better," said Brad Anderson, co-president of America's Vacation Center. "We owe it all to our agents, so we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize them for being the best in the business."

AVC has been holding their President's Club Award Dinner annually for more than a decade. The dinner recognizes top travel agents for outstanding sales. This year's event was for employees who generated more than $100,000 in commissions in 2005.

Awards were donated from top cruise and vacation vendors, including Holland America Line, Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Brendan Worldwide Vacations, and more. Prizes included jewelry from Tiffany & Co., gift certificates to Nordstrom, up to $1,200 toward a future familiarization trip, and more.

In addition to the President's Club Award Dinner for retail agents, AVC recognizes top performing independent contractors as Centurions. The Centurion Awards were handed out to the top home-based travel agents at AVC's recent Summits on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of Hawaii.

Travel agents looking for more information on how America's Vacation Center / American Express can help them grow their own travel businesses should call 866-520-2133 or visit Customers interested in booking their next trip with America's Vacation Center should call 800-646-4319 or visit

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Evan Rutledge
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760-233-7630 ext. 267

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, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Crystal Cruises, Classic Vacations, and more. With hundreds of independent contractors, America's Vacation Center is America's Leading Host Agency™ (, providing technology, support, and Live Leads™ to travel agents around the world.