02.06.16

Awards

Vacation.com’s ‘POP’ Awards Honour Most Successful Agencies & Top Suppliers

Sunwing Travel Group’s David Wright Director of Sales, Ontario &
Atlantic Canada receives the Canadian “Grow” Partner of the Year award 
from John Lovell & Christine James  

Manulife representatives receive the
Canadian Insurance Partner of the Year award

Vacation.com recognized top member agencies and supplier partners with its 10th annual “Power of the Partnership” (POP) Awards. This year’s POP Awards recognized 14 of the organization’s most successful member agencies in the U.S. and Canada, as well as its 16 top supplier partners. The honours were announced during the farewell reception at V.com’s International Conference & Trade Show at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.

Seven Chairman’s Awards were also awarded to member agencies, in the U.S. and Canada, with the highest supplier sales in 2015 and 7 agencies also earned the President’s Award for the largest supplier sales growth in 3 categories in 2015. The Canadian winners included:

2016 Chairman’s Award

Host Award – Nexion; Jackie Friedman, Irving, TX 

Pinnacle Award – Robert Q Travel; Nancy Woodworth, London

Elite Award – The Destination Experts; Deanna Byrne, Windsor, NS

Preferred Award – Newwest Travel Ltd; Dennis Laliberte, Edmonton

 
2016 President’s Award

Tier 1 – Liz Moore Destination Weddings Ltd; Liz & Steve Moore, Kelowna

Tier 2 – Travel VIP; Kris Ryan, Edmonton

Tier 3 – Travel Trends.; Pam Macey, Calgary

Nancy Woodworth, Robert Q Travel, London receives the Pinnacle Award


The 2016 Supplier POP Award winners were chosen based on exceeding overall needs and providing support in specific areas of agent interest such as marketing, technology and education and training. The “Pinnacle” award was presented to the overall top performing supplier among car, tour, insurance and cruise segments in North America. All supplier partner honours were awarded based on votes by V.com members.

This year’s supplier winners include:

Pinnacle Award (North America Partner of the Year) – Crystal Cruises

Air Partner of the Year – Air New Zealand

Ground Transportation Partner of the Year – The Hertz Corporation

Cruise Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International

Specialty Cruise Partner of the Year – Viking River Cruises

Escorted Tour Partner of the Year – Globus family of brands

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

Canadian Package Tour of the Year – WestJet Vacations

Canadian Insurance Partner of the Year - Manulife

Globus family of brands receives the
Escorted Tour Partner of the Year Award

WestJet’s Mike Miguel receives the Package Tour of the Year Award







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