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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.

11th Pan-American Wushu Championships
July 29, 2016

National Travel's Events Management division is proud to serve the 11th Pan-American Wushu Championships held in Lubbock, Texas. The PAWC is the premiere wushu championship competition for the western hemisphere, featuring the top taolu and sanda competitors from 23 countries in North and South America. National Travel's services include travel booking and comprehensive event management for all qualified athletes attending the competition.

Representative Excellence Award Winner
June 30, 2016

All of us at National Travel are happy to announce we have been awarded the 2015 Representative Excellence Award by American Express Travel! This distinction honors the top 25 performing agencies in the U.S. Representative Travel Network. Thank you to every one of our customers for trusting us with your business and vacation travel and helping us achieve this recognition for the fourth year in a row. We couldn't have done it without you, and look forward to serving you in the years to come!

2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
June 28, 2016

For Immediate Release
Lubbock, TX – June 28, 2016

National Travel has announced that tickets for the 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions are now on sale to the public.

The 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is a nationwide tour showcasing performances from top gymnasts. The tour stops in Lubbock on October 2 in the United Supermarkets Arena.

"This is going to be the best show we have ever produced," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "We will celebrate our athletes' success in Rio, as well as what gymnastics means to kids and fans of all ages. This will be a special opportunity for fans across America to see the USA's best-known and well-loved gymnasts."

Tour performers include all-around champion Simone Biles, Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, Olympic champion Aly Raisman, Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber. Local gymnastics clubs from the Lubbock area will also perform in the show.

Tickets range from $49 for upper level seats to $299 for VIP access. VIP tickets include access to an autograph session with select members of the Olympic team, as well as a pre-show Chalk Talk with Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin. Platinum tickets include the Chalk Talk and a Q&A with select members of the Olympic Team.

Tickets can be purchased from Select-a-Seat Lubbock at or by phone at (806) 770-2000.

2015 Best of Lubbock Award
September 25, 2015

All of us at National Travel would like to thank Lubbock and the surrounding areas for voting us Best Travel Agency in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Best of Lubbock Awards! We are proud to be your most trusted travel agency for leisure travel, corporate travel, goverment travel, and event travel for the 8th year in a row, and look forward to serving our customers in the years to come.

2014 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.