Royal Caribbean's Vicki Freed Honored with the HSMAI South Florida Hospitality Legend Award

Vicki Freed, CTC and SVP of sales, trade support and services for Royal Caribbean International, was recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) South Florida with the chapter’s Hospitality Legend award. President of HSMAI South Florida, and project manager of Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Carmen Ackerman presented Vicki the award at the association’s Best in Hospitality banquet to benefit the HSMAI South Florida scholarship fund for future hospitality leaders.

In her current role, Vicki oversees Royal Caribbean International’s sales department and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Trade Support and Services division, which includes reservations, group sales, customer service and consumer outreach divisions. She is leading the current Loyal to You Always commitment of Royal Caribbean International’s ongoing support of the travel agent community.

In her community, Vicki serves on the board of the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) and she is a trustee of the United Way of Miami-Dade County. Previously, she served on the Florida Commission on Tourism for ten years, the board of directors for the South Florida Chapter of Make-a-Wish Foundation for nine years and the board of directors for the Association for Travel Marketing Executives.

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