The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico were named "Partner of the Year" by Expedia, Inc. at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s Caribbean Marketplace 2009, held from January 18-20 on St. Lucia.
Recognized for strategic engagement with Expedia in 2008, which resulted in notable revenue and room night growth, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico were selected based on a number of performance metrics, including results stemming from the group’s ongoing participation in Expedia promotions and merchandising opportunities. The two companies acknowledged collaboration in promotions and marketing opportunities, and consistent communication as key to the success of the relationship.
“We are delighted our solid strategic partnership with Expedia continues to impact and drive excellent results for our hotels,” said Ezzat Coutry, senior vice president, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “We also owe tremendous credit to our ladies and gentlemen, who ensure the highest levels of personalized service are delivered to our guests.”
In addition to its Expedia award, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico honored its top producing travel partners at an intimate reception on January 19. The following wholesalers and suppliers were acknowledged for their performance in the region and amongst its individual hotels:
GOGO Worldwide Vacations- Top Producer: The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico
Expedia- Greatest Production Increase: The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
The Mark Travel Corp- Greatest Production Increase: The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica
Classic Vacations- Highest Revenue Producer: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
US Airways Vacations- Greatest Production Increase: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Island Destinations- Highest Average Daily Rate: The Ritz-Carlton San Juan, Hotel, Spa & CasinoVisit www.ritzcarlton.com.