TPI & Lois Barbour Receive Multiple Sandals STAR Awards

Lois Barbour at the Sandals STAR Awards

Travel Professionals International (TPI) was recognized by Sandals Resorts at The 15th Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards, held recently at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa. 

In recognition of being a top producing agency for Sandals, TPI was awarded: Top Host Travel Agency - Canada as well as the  ‘Best of the Best’ award for Canada. 

“It is truly an honour to receive such prestigious awards,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO. “Sandals and TPI have had consistently strong results for many years now and we are very happy that our partnership has delivered success for both of our organizations.”

“With the increasing importance of the home based travel professional, Sandals has found an incredible partner in TPI,” said Gary C. Sadler, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Unique Vacations Inc., worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts “and we’re very honoured by their ongoing success in representing Sandals brands across Canada.”

In addition to TPI’s top agency award, one of its advisors, Lois Barbour, of Travel Time – TPI in St. John’s, was the recipient of the Sandals Top Sales Award 2016, in recognition of her top sales amongst all travel agents in Canada. Barbour was chosen from 15 other Canadian travel agencies who had earned their status in the Sandals STAR Awards based on annual sales with Sandals. Not only is Barbour the top seller of Sandals amongst travel sellers across Canada, she also earned several other very prestigious accolades including:  

  • Top Agency (Atlantic Canada)
  • Top Wedding Sales (Canada)
  • Top Butler Elite Travel Agency (Atlantic Canada)
  • Best of the Best Agency (Canada)
  • Chairman’s Award 2016
  • Chairman's Royal Club 2017 

“On behalf of all of TPI, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Lois on achieving this great honour,” said Chia. “It is wonderful that Lois’s hard work and commitment to her clients has been recognized. She is very deserving of all of her awards.”

With her exceptional performance this past year, Barbour takes top place among the 3 Chairman’s Royal Club travel advisors for all of Canada.

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