Award-Winning Agency TravelStore Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Dec. 16, 2015 – Los Angeles: TravelStore, Inc., an award-winning travel industry leader in luxury vacations, cruise and business travel management services, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since its founding in 1975, TravelStore has offered a full complement of travel management services to both businesses and leisure travelers across the country and around the world.
“We have always been guided by values like humility, integrity, and respect in how we work with each other. As we look to the future, it gives me great confidence and pride to know that no matter how much the world may change, you can rely on TravelStore to act in accordance with these values,” said Wido Schaefer, TravelStore Chairman and CEO.
Since 2009, TravelStore has been named by Los Angeles Business Journal and Sacramento Business Journal as a winner of “The Best Place to Work” award numerous times. LABJ also ranks TravelStore as the No. 1 Agency in Los Angeles County and TravelStore currently ranks as 33 on Travel Weekly’s Power List.
“Hats off to everybody at TravelStore for maintaining a brand that is known for such quality of service and such dedication to your clients, and also to all of us as your suppliers, because your brand is pretty stellar. That you’ve done it for 40 years, and that you’ve stayed independent speaks volumes for what you do,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta Airlines Vice President, Sales, West.
“TravelStore operates with the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, and professionalism. Their advisors curate incredible travel journeys for their clients,” stated Randall Soy, CTC, Regent Seven Seas Cruises Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
TravelStore attributes a great deal of its continued success to its people with one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. In 2005, TravelStore adopted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, enabling employees of the company to become owners. Since August 2008, TravelStore has been 100 percent employee-owned, something the TravelStore’s founder, Wido Schaefer, currently CEO and Chairman, takes great pride in. Each of TravelStore’s eight California locations are actively involved in philanthropic efforts to make a difference in their communities and actively participate in community events throughout the year.
“Venice Family Clinic has benefited from TravelStore’s incredible philanthropic leadership for many years. TravelStore genuinely cares about the community,” Erin Harnisch, Venice Family Clinic, said.
TravelStore has been an industry leader in the fight again global climate change and has made significant efforts to be mindful of its impact on the environment. TravelStore was a pilot member in ASTA’s Green Membership program and continues to promote eco-friendly and environmentally conscious travel.
“We are grateful for TravelStore for taking part in our ‘brain trust,’ our Premium Member program, as well as for being there at the beginning of our Green Membership program and helping us be the change the world needs,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA President and CEO.
Established in 1975, employee-owned TravelStore is one of the nation’s top travel agencies. Headquartered in Los Angeles with several branch locations throughout California, specializing in both business travel management and leisure travel services, TravelStore is a multiple-time recipient of “The Best Places to Work” award by both Los Angeles Business Journal and Sacramento Business Journal.
TravelStore offers a full array of business travel management services with a focus on customer service, including dedicated account management, advanced technology solutions, automated quality control, custom reporting, and exclusive negotiated rate programs. TravelStore is also a member of Signature Travel Network and specializes in luxury cruises, tours, and custom vacation packages. For more information visit TravelStore.com or call 888-761-7447.