05.05.15

Awards

Vacation.com Honours Top Performers At POP Awards

John Lovell, President, Vacation.com; Stephanie Bishop, Managing Director, Globus family of brands Canada and Christine James, V.P., Canada, Vacation.com

Centre: Bilal Chaudhary, Sales Training Representative, WestJet Vacations

Centre: Deanna Byrne, President, National Travel Associates, Destination Experts

Centre: Kyle Oram, Travel Agent, KVI Travel

Vacation.com honored top member agencies and partners during its 9th annual “Power of the Partnership" (POP) Awards.

The awards recognized 15 of the organization's most successful Canadian and U.S. member agencies and 15 top supplier partners. The honors were announced during the farewell reception on 01MAY at Vacation.com's 17th International Conference & Trade Show onboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas.

The Canadian winners included:

2015 Chairman's Award

· Canadian Agency – Robert Q Travel; Nancy Woodworth (London, ON)

2015 President's Award

· Canadian Large Agency – The Destination Experts; Deanna Byrne (Windsor, ON)

· Canadian Medium Agency – Sunrise Travel Services; Jessica St. John (Halifax, NS)

· Canadian Small Agency – Adria Travel Services Ltd.; Sonja Paunovic (Winnipeg, MB)

2015 CruisePRO Member of the Year

· Canadian Agency – KVI Travel; Kyle Oram (Kelowna, BC)

2015 Top Newcomer Member of the Year

· Canadian Agency – Marco Polo Travel, Ltd; Jackie Ma (Vancouver, BC)

2015 Top Booker -Worldwide Hotel Program

· Canadian Agency – Custom Travel Solutions Calgary; Beth Gardner (Calgary, AB)

This year's Canadian supplier winners were:

· Escorted Tour Partner of the Year – Globus family of brands

· Canadian Package Tour of the Year – WestJet Vacations

· Canadian Insurance Partner of the Year – Manulife/RBC Insurance

· Canadian “Belong" Partner of the Year – TravelBrands

· Canadian “Inspire" Partner of the Year – Globus family of brands

· Canadian “Grow" Partner of the Year – Sunwing Vacations/Signature Vacations







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