Travel Leaders Network Receives Honor as “Visionary Partner” of the Year from Universal Orlando Resort

Travel Leaders Group’s John Lovell accepted award on behalf of Travel Leaders Network at the Third Annual Universal Sales Partner Awards Ceremony

New York, NY (February 25, 2019) Travel Leaders Network, America’s largest retail travel agency brand, was recently recognized as “Visionary Partner” of the year by Universal Orlando Resort during the resort’s Third Annual Universal Sales Partner Awards ceremony that took place at the property this month.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by Universal Orlando Resort for our forward-thinking, strong partnership with them,” said John Lovell, President – Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks for Travel Leaders Group, the parent company of Travel Leaders Network. Lovell accepted the award in Orlando on behalf of Travel Leaders Network.

According to Universal’s criteria for nominees, Travel Leaders Network was selected as an honoree, in part, because the organization consistently demonstrates exemplary training programs and its travel advisors are passionate about developing their sales skills to actively promote Universal Orlando Resort.

“Universal Orlando proudly recognizes Travel Leaders Network as a Visionary partner, whose approach to growing our partnership through dedicated marketing campaigns, enhanced travel advisor education programs and selecting our resort as the host location of their 2017 Travel Leaders Conference and 2019 Nexion Conference has proven to be a winning combination for growing our partnership,” said Fernando Flores, Vice President of Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations.

“We have made a concerted effort to strategically build our agencies’ Universal business through special promotions, marketing campaigns and advisor education and training,” added Travel Leaders Network President Roger. E. Block, CTC. “In turn, Universal elevated its partnership with us in 2018 by leveraging a more innovative marketing approach that we were able to provide.”

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Featured Photo: Pictured (left to right) with John Lovell are Universal team members. Fernando Flores, Amy Tine, Robyn Ryan, John Lovell, and Chris Martin.

Inset Photo:  John Lovell, President – Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks for Travel Leaders Group, accepts the “Visionary Partner” award from Fernando Flores, Vice President – Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations.

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