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Allen Samuels House of Travel Honored by ALG Vacations® as a 2023 Elite Emerald Travel Agency

<2/1/2024-Waco/TX>: ALG Vacations® (ALGV), the nation’s leading leisure tour operator and part of the Apple Leisure Group, a member of the Hyatt family of companies, has honored Allen Samuels House of Travel as a 2023 ALGV Elite Emerald travel agency. ALGV Elite tiers include Sapphire/Sapphire Select, Emerald, and Diamond/Diamond Preferred. Less than 10% of travel agencies nationwide selling leisure travel have been honored with the ALGV Elite distinction, based on 2022 sales production.

“ALG Vacations is thrilled to recognize the nation’s top-producing travel agencies again this year with the ALGV Elite program,” said ALGV’s Jim Tedesco, Vice President, Sales. “Elite agencies are highly recommended by ALG Vacations because their advisors know our brands, product offerings, and policies well, and have reached a level of sales that can only be achieved through superior service and high customer satisfaction,” he added. ALG Vacations’ highly respected brands include Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Travel Impressions, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours, and United Vacations.

ALGV Elite agencies are rewarded with a variety of benefits and perks from ALG Vacations, including in-resort training, exclusive promotional codes to pass on to their customers, and access to a VIP support desk, enabling them to deliver premium service to the end consumer.

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Allen Samuel’s House of Travel

1700 Lake Success, Waco TX 76710


ALG Vacations® (ALGV) is part of Hyatt (www.hyatt.com) and managed under Apple Leisure Group® (ALG), a leading North American resort brand-management, leisure travel and hospitality group with a unique business model serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALGV is a collection of powerful and growing vacations brands widely recognized for providing the industry’s leading leisure travel experience across the world. ALGV was voted the ASTA Tour Operator Partner of the Year in 2020 and 2021 and has received numerous 2022 awards from the leading travel trade publications. With more than three million passengers annually, ALGV features well-established vacation brands including Apple Vacations®, Funjet Vacations®, Travel Impressions®, Southwest Vacations®, Blue Sky Tours®, and United Vacations®.