12 Jun Supplier Partner Award Recipients Named During Travel Leaders Network EDGE Conference
Awards Recognize Organization’s Top Preferred Suppliers
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (June 12, 2019) –Travel Leaders Network, North America’s largest retail travel agency brand, recently honored its top supplier partners during the organization’s annual conference, referred to as EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve), at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.
Travel Leaders Group President – Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks – John Lovell
2019 North America Awards
Pinnacle Award – This award recognizes the best all-around preferred partner for the past year in terms of agency and headquarters sales support, product offerings, innovative programs and overall contributions to the membership.
- Globus Family of Brands
Outstanding Sales Support – This award is presented to our top all-around preferred partner that delivers excellence and best in class sales support with an energetic and innovative approach to field sales, sales methodologies and support solutions.
- Royal Caribbean International
Sales Achievement – This award honors a supplier partner that has exhibited excellence and a long-term commitment to offering the sales, service and training support needed to help member agencies achieve outstanding sales growth.
- Viking Cruises
Outstanding Luxury Partner – This award honors a supplier partner that has provided outstanding levels of support to luxury travel advisors and luxury guests, helping to ensure a consistent, high-quality experience.
- Crystal Cruises
Distinctive Voyages Cruise Line Partner of the Year – This award recognizes a supplier partner that has shown exceptional participation in the network’s “Distinctive Voyages” program, which includes hundreds of sailings throughout the world that feature exclusive, complimentary amenities.
- Celebrity Cruises
For 2019, Travel Leaders Network re-introduced its Belong, Inspire, Grow awards, which recognize supplier partners for outstanding innovation, excellence, support and sales.
Those award recipients for the U.S. are:
Belong Award – The Belong Award is recognizing a supplier partner that has shown an outstanding commitment to cultivating relationships, providing exceptional agency training and delivering enhanced programs and dedicated service to member agencies to help them succeed.
- GOGO Vacations
Inspire Award – The Inspire Award is honoring a supplier partner that inspires Travel Leaders Network members with new products, practices and resources. It is being given this year to a cruise line for the introduction of a game-changing cruise ship that introduced a wide range of innovation in accommodations, public areas, tender boarding, crew diversity and a reduction in the use of plastics.
- Celebrity Cruises for Celebrity Edge
Grow Award – The Grow Award is recognizing a supplier partner that has shown significant growth in market share and the ability to turn a vision into a remarkable reality, as well as demonstrating commitment to a forward-thinking, genuine partnership that will continue to grow and inspire.
- Universal Orlando Resort
“Congratulations to all of our supplier partner award winners on these very well-deserved honors,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “We value each and every one of our preferred suppliers and these awards serve to recognize the depth of our appreciation for our most outstanding partners.”
About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, with approximately 5,700 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travelers also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards. For travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – visit www.travelleaders.com.