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Covington Travel Made #53 on the Travel Weekly Power List

Travel Weekly Power List

With $106 million dollars in sales and 85 employees, Covington ranked as 53 on the 2019 Travel Weekly Powerlist. Many thanks to our staff and clients for helping us reach this milestone.

Neither the global geopolitical situation, nor jitters about the world economy, nor any other factor could slow down the 54 travel companies that comprise the 2019 Travel Weekly Power List, our annual ranking of companies with $100 million or more in travel sales.

Seven agencies debut on, or return after an absence to, this year’s Power List: Adtrav Travel Management, Balboa Travel, Covington Travel, Global Marine Travel, Hess Corporate Travel, Key Travel and Small World Vacations. Another, Lincoln, Neb.-based Executive Travel, just missed joining the list with $97 million in 2018 sales.

During 2018 Covington’s key developments included the following:

• Expanded sales team to capitalize on growth in new markets.

• Completed Travelport Smartpoint deployment and introduced intranet informational system Insight to enhance agent productivity.

• Successfully migrated key systems to the cloud.

• Modified phone system to improve customer experience and developed new internal call reporting.

• Added new technology and personnel focused on helping clients better manage simple meetings.

Read more about Covington’s plans for the future.


Christi Ruddy Named Manager of Covington Meetings & Events

Christi Ruddy, CMP promoted to Covington Meetings & Events DivisionCovington is pleased to announce the promotion of Christi Ruddy, CMP as the Manager of the Covington Meetings & Events Division.

As a Certified Meeting Professional, Christi will oversee the meetings strategy, event execution, and incentive trips for companies and non-profit organizations. Read More


Covington Celebrates 20 Year Partnership with Virtuoso 

Covington Celebrates 20 Year Partnership with Virtuoso

Virtuoso’s Amy Klein recognized Josée Covington, President & CEO of Covington Travel for twenty years of partnership and dedication to the Virtuoso Network.

Beyond the monetary value, Covington Travel’s’ membership in Virtuoso gives its advisors direct access to the world’s finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators.

As a result, clients of Virtuoso travel agencies experience VIP treatment wherever they venture. Read More 


Covington Travel Honored as a Travel Impressions’ ‘Best of the Best’ Agency

Covington Travel Receives Best of Best Award

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Travel Impressions’ Best of the Best travel partners,” said Josée Covington, President & CEO of Covington Travel.

“We work closely with Travel Impressions to ensure our clients receive the highest quality vacation experiences with premium amenities at attractive price points,” said Covington.  Learn More 


Josée Covington, 2017 RTD Person of the Year Honoree.

Josee Covington, President and CEO of Covington Travel

Josée Covington has a pretty simple standard for success in life and in business: “If it can’t be done right, I’m not going to do it.”

That philosophy — and the perseverance it has required in her line of work — has served her well. Read more



Covington Travel Celebrates 50th Birthday

Covington Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Overall, Covington credits the travel agency’s growth to its employees. “Nobody is ever successful on their own,” she says. “It takes a village, and that’s what we have.”  Learn More


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