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America's Vacation Center Focuses on Live Leads(TM) for 2008
Mar 26, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)

SAN DIEGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Vacation Center (AVC), one of the leading travel agencies in North America and beyond, today announced that AVC independently owned and operated affiliates that are accepting Live Leads(TM) are selling over five times more annually than those not partaking in the program. After compiling this compelling data, AVC ( ) has made the decision to only offer the Live Lead-focused program, known as the Platinum Agency Program(TM), to its network of Independent Affiliates moving forward, and to discontinue the Gold Agency Program(TM), which didn't include access to Live Leads.

This announcement reflects the success of AVC Independent Affiliates utilizing AVC's patent-pending Agent Power(TM) technology, which instantly provides Independent Affiliates with access to live, qualified customers via the phone and Internet. AVC's highly skilled team of marketing professionals aggressively markets to travelers, offering Independent Affiliates customers that they do not need to find or pay for. As a result of the Live Leads' success, AVC is currently seeking experienced travel professionals to join its network who can provide unparalleled customer service to clients worldwide.

"Our goal is to add more travel professionals to our network and help them skyrocket their personal businesses and live a lifestyle of success," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of AVC. "Eligible Gold Agency members are changing their affiliation to the Platinum Agency membership and we are seeing phenomenal results."

With the Platinum Agency Program, Independent Affiliates not only receive access to Live Leads, but also sales coaching and mentoring; preferred supplier commissions up to 18%; free use of AVC's cutting-edge technology, Agent Power; access to 25,000+ blocked cruise staterooms; continued education through America's Vacation Center University(TM); and more.

"AVC has developed a unique host agency model that is unlike anything else in the industry," said Terry Dale, President and CEO of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). "Their educational programs, support, Live Leads, and innovative technology are outstanding across the board and are a valuable asset to their network of Independent Affiliates."

Professional travel agents interested in affiliating with America's Vacation Center should call 800-521-2597 or visit .

About America's Vacation Center (AVC):

America's Vacation Center(R) ( ) is one of the leading travel agencies in North America and beyond. As an American Express Travel Representative, America's Vacation Center (AVC) is deeply committed to integrity, quality service, and success in every aspect of professionally planning vacations and cruises. AVC is a leading seller of cruises and vacation packages from suppliers such as American Express Vacations, Brendan Worldwide Vacations, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Insight Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Trafalgar Tours, Uniworld Grand River Cruises, and more. With hundreds of independently owned and operated affiliates in its network, AVC provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.

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