Canadian Travel Agencies and Suppliers Honored with “Power of the Partnership” Awards at International Conference

The 11th annual “Power of the Partnership” awards recognize TL Network Canada’s most successful Affiliate Member agencies and supplier partners

Orlando, FL (May 4, 2017) – Today, TL Network Canada ( – part of the travel industry’s largest travel agency organization – honored the top Affiliate Member agencies and supplier partners in Canada with its 11th annual “Power of the Partnership” (POP) Awards. The award winners were celebrated on stage during the 2017 Travel Leaders Network International Conference at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando in Florida.

“By continually putting their clients’ needs first – while also taking advantage of TL Network’s technology, tools, and trusted supplier partnerships – these Canadian travel agencies have achieved tremendous business success over the past year,” said TL Network Canada Vice President Christine James. “Additionally, this year’s supplier partner honorees continually go above and beyond for our TL Network Canada agencies and their clients.  We are proud to recognize each of these esteemed partners for the tremendous value and customer services they offer.”

The Chairman’s Awards were presented to the Affiliate Member agencies with the highest supplier sales in 2016, while recipients of the President’s Award are those Affiliate Member agencies with the largest supplier sales growth in 2016. The winners included:

2017 Chairman’s Award

  • Chairman’s Pinnacle Award – Robert Q Travel; Nancy Woodworth (London, ON)
  • Chairman’s Elite Award – Centre Holidays; Carlton Montaut (Mississauga, ON)
  • Chairman’s Host Award – Nexion Canada; Mike Foster (London, ON)

2017 President’s Award

  • Marco Polo Travel Ltd; Jackie Ma (Vancouver, BC)
  • The Destination Experts; Deanna Byrne (Windsor, NS)
  • Cruise Holidays of Clarkson; Joe and Zaneta Rochemont (Mississauga, ON)

2017 CruisePRO Booking Agencies – TL Network Canada also recognized the Affiliate Member agency with the most sales using the organization’s exclusive cruise booking tool, CruisePRO.

  • KVI Travel; Kyle Oram (Kelowna, BC)

2017 Top Worldwide Hotel Program Booking Agency – In addition, TL Network Canada honored the Affiliate Member agency with the highest level of bookings in the Worldwide Hotel program – which is an exclusive, comprehensive hotel program offering the best available rates, added amenities and guaranteed commissions at over 33,000 global hotel brands and independent properties.

  • Custom Travel Solutions Company; Beth Gardner (Calgary, AB)

2017 Top Newcomer Member of the Year – The Top Newcomer Member of the Year award is given to the TL Network Affiliate Member agency that immediately demonstrated the highest level of support for the organization by adopting its programs, embracing its supplier partners, giving valuable feedback and attending key events.

  • Rostad Tours; Jean Pierre Rukenbesha (Calgary, AB)

2017 Top Distinctive Voyages Booking Agency – An award was also presented to the top Member agency utilizing the organization’s “Distinctive Voyages” program, which includes hundreds of sailings throughout the world that include exclusive, complimentary amenities.

  • KVI Travel; Kyle Oram (Kelowna, BC)

2017 Top Supplier Awards – These winners were chosen based on exceeding overall needs and providing supreme support in specific areas of agent interest such as marketing, technology, sales support and education and training.

  • Pinnacle Award for North America – Globus family of brands
  • Overall Partner of the Year Award – WestJet Vacations
  • Sales Support Partner of the Year – Manulife Insurance
  • Sales Achievement Partner of the Year – Sunwing Vacations / Signature Vacations

Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that TL Network Canada offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – are invited to visit Potential clients may visit

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About TL Network

TL Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. TL Network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in Canada and the United States, and represents more than CDN $22 billion in annual sales volume. TL Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. TL Network Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Travel Leaders Network LLC, which is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.