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Vacation Express Celebrates Travel Agent Appreciation Month

May 7, 2019

ATLANTA, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May is National Travel Agent Appreciation Month and Vacation Express is celebrating with travel agents across the country with group trips, surprises gifts and more.

“It’s wonderful to be able to take the entire month of May to show appreciation to travel agents, who are the backbone of our industry. The truth is, every day we should recognize these agents for the work they do. We strive to provide agents with year-round benefits that they can’t get anywhere else. It is just one of the ways we say ‘thanks for all you do’, but here at Vacation Express we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do even more for these agents,” said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales & Digital Strategy at Vacation Express.

This month, Vacation Express honors travel agents from around the country and supports the work they do by taking 100+ agents on three to six-night trips to experience popular destinations such as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and the growing area of Costa Mujeres just north of Cancun. In addition, the President of Vacation Express, Rene Jongmans, is hosting over 150 travel agents at the brand-new Royalton Suites Cancun Resort & Spa for a four-night retreat as a thank you for all their hard work.

Agents will also be randomly selected throughout the month to receive surprises such as gift baskets from Dean & DeLuca. In addition, Vacation Express offers extensive agent benefits including Book 5, Fly Free to earn free seats on charter flights, Freebies to earn free hotel nights, the ability to earn extra money through a cash rewards program and two loyalty programs, Pepe Club and President’s Club, with exclusive benefits for agents who book 85+ travelers in a calendar year and agencies that book 150+ travelers in a calendar year.

Travel agents may purchase roundtrip airfare, resort accommodations or vacation packages with air and all-inclusive resort accommodations through the travel agent portal at PRO.VACATIONEXPRESS.com or by calling 1-800-486-9777.

About Vacation Express:Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Now in business for 30 years, Vacation Express is one of the country’s largest and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus, Miami Air International and Volaris. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details.

Additional Notes: Small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2018 Brochure, www.vacationexpress.com or call 1.800.309.4717. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Public charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus, Miami Air International and Volaris. All flights subject to DOT approval. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Airfares are per person, reflect lowest available airfare at time of printing, are subject to change and based upon availability of class of service. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida Seller of Travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40.

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Pamela Caltabiano | Public Relations Manager pcaltabiano@vacationexpress.com | 800.309.4717 x3098