Travel Leaders Network Presents its “Power of the Partnership” Awards

The 11th annual “Power of the Partnership” awards recognize Travel Leaders Network’s most successful Affiliate Member agencies

Orlando, FL (May 4, 2017) – Today, Travel Leaders Network ( – the travel industry’s largest travel agency organization – honored the top Affiliate Member agencies in the United States 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.

“These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of our Affiliate Members over the course of the past year. Their unwavering dedication to their clientele, and the success they have had in using Travel Leaders Network’s technology and tools, along with their partnerships with our trusted suppliers, is clearly worth celebrating,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “We appreciate everything these agencies do to create unique vacation experiences and long-lasting memories, all while working diligently to provide the best value and customer service for every client. I’m very honored to recognize the exceptional achievements of each of these agencies.”

The Chairman’s Awards were presented to the Affiliate Member agencies with the highest supplier sales in 2016, while recipients of Travel Leaders Network’s 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 – Vacations To Go; Emerson Hankamer (Houston, TX)
  • Chairman’s Elite Award – Pavlus Travel & Cruise Inc.; Craig Pavlus (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Chairman’s Host Award – KHM Travel Group; Rick Zimmerman (Brunswick, OH)

2017 President’s Award

  • Tourico Holidays; Lori Sheller (Altamonte Springs, FL)
  • Joyful Journeys, LLC; Mary Lisa Lacy (Ellijay, GA)
  • International Voyager; John Maguire (Morristown, NJ)

2017 CruisePRO Booking Agencies – Travel Leaders Network also recognized the Affiliate Member agencies with the most sales using the organization’s exclusive cruise booking tool, CruisePRO. The winners included:

  • Platinum Award: Vacations To Go; Emerson Hankamer (Houston, TX)
  • Silver Award: Tourico Holidays; Lori Sheller (Altamonte Springs, FL)

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

  • Cain Travel; Jake Odenkrantz (Boulder, CO)

2017 Top Newcomer Member of the Year – The Top Newcomer Member of the Year award is given to the 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.

  • Totallytrips LLC; Jennifer Evans (Madison, SD)

2017 Top Distinctive Voyages Booking Agency – Travel Leaders Network also presented an award to its top Member agency utilizing Travel Leaders Group’s “Distinctive Voyages” program, which includes hundreds of sailings throughout the world that include exclusive, complimentary amenities.

  •; Jeanne Wyndrum (Dania Beach, FL)

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, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – are invited to visit Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.

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About Travel Leaders Network

Travel Leaders 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. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (, the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.  Travel Leaders 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. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.