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All of us at National Travel are proud to be a part of the Lubbock community! Join us at our future events where you can meet our friendly travel consultants—and have a lot of fun too.

Representative Excellence Award Winner
February 26, 2015

For Immediate Release
Lubbock, TX – February 26, 2015

National Travel Systems, headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, was chosen to receive the American Express Representative Excellence Award for 2014. The Representative Excellence Program recognizes the top 25 performing agencies in our US Network who have most significantly contributed to the Network's success. Richard A. Cooper, president of National Travel Systems, stated "this outstanding award and achievement was based on our top performance in the Network, leadership in the travel community and continued commitment and representation to the pillars of the American Express brand."

Please contact Shelli McGee with National Travel at 798-5999 or if you have any additional questions regarding this event.

National Travel Systems, based in Lubbock, TX, has six operating divisions of the company. The Vacation Store; NTS Sports Travel; NTS Events Management; UVID Productions; NTS Government Travel and NTS Real Estate employs 45 employees/agents throughout the United States.

Announcing our New Video Services
August 19th, 2013

For Immediate Release
Lubbock, TX – Monday, August 19, 2013

Kristi Wuensche
Director of Video Operations
National Travel

National Travel Systems is excited to announce the successful launch of its 3D Video Services through our joint-venture with Southern Africa Travel, a division of Giltedge Africa Group. Our new company, is the industry's first launch of a consumer-driven website that is primarily powered by either 3D or HD video content.

Richard A. Cooper, president of National Travel Systems, stated, "With the tremendous growth of accessibility of SMART TVs and high resolution HD equipment in the consumer market, we felt this was an opportunity to launch our industry's first 3D website for the traveling public. Our state-of-the-art video library is the most innovative and optimal way of experiencing your tailor-made safari adventure in the comfort of your own home or office." This new Video Services division of National Travel is led by Kristi Wuensche in Lubbock, Texas. "We will virtually transport you to Africa in 3D or HD and give you a very realistic look into the sights and sounds of your dream vacation. What you will see is exactly what we experienced in 3D; through our technology we can bring this African adventure to you in an entertaining and cutting-edge fashion," Wuensche said.

With offices in both Cape Town, South Africa and Austin, Texas, Southern Africa Travel has over 30 years in-depth knowledge of travel to southern and eastern Africa as well as the Indian Ocean islands.

National Travel Systems, headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, has six operating divisions with 45 employees/agents throughout the United States.

Representative Excellence Award
February 12th, 2013

National Travel is proud to announce we've won a 2012 Representative Excellence Award from American Express! This means we were one of the top 25 performing agencies in the entire American Express affiliated network.

Congratulations to our travel consultants for all their hard work, and THANK YOU to our customers for helping us reach this goal! We couldn't have done it without you.

Alaska Extravaganza
October 16th, 2012

National Travel is hosting an Alaska Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 16th. You'll find the best offers on 2013 Princess Alaska cruises and cruise tours. See Alaska with the experts! Special group sailing escorted by an Alaska travel guide.

National Travel - Home of the Alaska experts! RSVP today, 798-5999 or 1-800-6TRAVEL. National Travel: Fun Begins Here!

Tour of Gymnastics Champions
April 30, 2012

The Tour of Gymnastics Champions tickets are now on sale! The tour features live performances by 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, members of the men's and women's 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams, along with past Olympians and U.S. medalists in men's, women's, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.

The tour will be stopping in Lubbock on October 7, 2012. Purchase your tickets today through Select A Seat here or by calling 806-770-2000!

Hawaiian Luau
April 14, 2012

Thanks to everyone who attended our Hawaiian Luau, Co-hosted with the Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Meet Shrek!
May 13-14, 2011

Shrek was here in Lubbock! National Travel brought Shrek to visit kids in our local area hospitals. The public was able to come meet him on Saturday, May 14, in our lobby. Thank you to everyone who visited and bought a hot dog lunch — a portion of the proceeds will go to our local area hospitals to help kids.

You still have a chance to meet Shrek! Ask one of our friendly consultants about Royal Caribbean's DreamWorks Experience. These special cruises feature your favorite characters from DreamWorks movies touring the ship for one-on-one meetings and character parades. Click here for more information.

Mudflap's Race to 50
April 2011

The Mupflap Race to 50 contest is now closed! Keep listening to KLLL for Mudflap's progress through all 48 continental states, and to find out the winner of our free trip to Alaska or Hawaii!

2011 Stand Up for Kidz Luau
s April 2, 2011

Thank you to everyone who joined National Travel, Suddenlink, and the Children's Advocacy Center to stand up for kids. With over 700 people in attendance, the event was a great success and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Photos courtesy of the Children's Advocacy Center


Children's Advocacy Center Unites Entire Community to Stand up for Kids

LUBBOCK – The Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains invites the entire community to join together to Stand up for Kids on Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 to 2 p.m. at Leroy Elmore Park located inside the Loop at South Loop 289 at Quaker.

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and this event is meant to focus attention to the overwhelming number of children who are abused each day in Lubbock and surrounding communities. The Lubbock area has more than twice the number of reported cases of child abuse than state of Texas average per capita.

There will be entertainment, free food and a public awareness event where participants are asked to hold a sign containing the vital information of a child served by the CAC in the past year. Each person who holds a sign will automatically be entered in a free drawing to win a free cruise from National Travel.

The event is sponsored by Suddenlink and National Travel.