2010's Top Supplier Sales RepsMarch 12, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox Travel Agent
Hotels and Resorts
Caryl R. Lee
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii, Senior Sales Manager
'Lee has a long history in the travel business, having started as a retail travel agent for May Company World Travel in Southern California while still in college. “After receiving my degree,” she recalls, “I was offered a full-time job and fell in love with the travel business—the people, the travel, the excitement of assisting someone in making their vacation a terrific experience!” Over the years she has worked in sales for everyone from Runaway Tours to Aloha Airlines to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. “I feel that their ‘repeat guest’ is a repeat guest for all of us,” she says. “The consumer really needs to feel great about the services we provide for them.”
Unique Vacations/Sandals Resorts, Business Development Manager
Also recognized in the All-Inclusives category, Barrett’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry earned her a place in the Hotel Resorts category as well. As part of her jobs, she says, she likes to maintain relationships for the Sandals Brands by working directly with travel agents, tour operators and tourism boards.
Omar Zambrano Ramirez
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Azul Hotels, by Karisma, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Midwest
Another double-honoree in both All-Inclusives and Hotel Resorts, Zambrano appreciates being based in the Riviera Maya, where he can personally host agents when they come for fam trips and personal vacations. “To be in the travel industry surrounded by good, hard-working and friendly travel agents is one of the best feelings,” he says.