Ensemble Travel Group honored its top-producing members and suppliers at the 2014 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference in Palm Springs.
The top 10 U.S. member agencies based on 2013 sales of Ensemble preferred suppliers (in alphabetical order):
- AffordableTours.com of Stafford, TX
- Crown Cruise Vacations of Princeton, NJ
- Cruises-N-More of Lake Mary, FL
- Go Travel Inc of Longwood, FL
- Montrose Travel of Montrose, CA
- Pavlus Travel & Cruise Inc. of Albuquerque, NM
- TA Unite of Brownsburg, IN
- The Cruise Web, Inc. of Calverton, MD
- Travel Network/Vacation Central of Englewood Cliffs, NJ
- Travel Planners International of Maitland, FL
In addition, Martin’s Travel & Tours of Los Angeles was honored for achieving the highest year-over-year growth based on 2013 preferred supplier sales compared to 2012. Also, the “Agency Excellence Award” – a new category based on member engagement of the organization’s events, client sites, marketing, specialty partners, and express tools – was awarded to Edgewood Travel of Savannah, GA.
Preferred partners honored include:
- 2014 Cruise Partner of the Year – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- 2014 Outstanding Agency Support Award - Cruise – Royal Caribbean International
- 2014 Outstanding Marketing Partner Award - Cruise – Crystal Cruises
- 2014 Tour Partner of the Year – Tauck World Discovery
- 2014 Outstanding Agency Support Award - Tour – Globus family of brands
- 2014 Outstanding Marketing Partner Award - Tour – Travel Impressions
- 2014 Air Partner of the Year – Air New Zealand
- 2014 Overall Agency Support Award - Air – Emirates Airline
- 2014 Business Services/Insurance Partner of the Year – Travel Guard International
In addition, eight North American awards, reflecting the input of both U.S. and Canadian members, were announced.
- 2014 Transportation Partner of the Year – AvisBudget Group
- 2014 Outstanding Agency Support Award - Transportation – Rail Europe, Inc.
- 2014 Ensemble On Location Partner of the Year – TFL Tours (France, Italy destination specialist)
- 2014 Hotel Partner of the Year – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
- 2014 Marketing Partner of the Year - Hotel – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
- 2014 Specialty Partner of the Year - Cruise – Paul Gauguin Cruises
- 2014 Specialty Partner of the Year - Land – G Adventures
- 2014 River Cruise Partner of the Year – Avalon Waterways