Aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Eclipse, company executives recognized cruise retailer World Travel Holdings (WTH) as the line's 2010 "Partner of the Year." Two years prior, the line named the retailer with "National Account of the Year."
On behalf of Celebrity Cruises, Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales for Celebrity Cruises, presented the award to Jeff Tolkin, co-chairman/Co-CEO, David Crooks, senior vice president of product and operations and Dwain Wall, senior vice president/general manager of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc., as well as Jeff Smith, senior vice president customer care, Jeff Sherota, senior vice president house brands marketing and Debbie Fiorino, vice president human resources. Also in attendance was a group of 35 agents from WTH’s family of brands, including CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. owners and agents who were present aboard Eclipse for their annual “The Navigators Cruise” top producer celebration.
During the presentation Ritzenthaler said, “Relationships like this one are not created overnight, they are built upon by good people doing great things consistently over many years. Your enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise are second to none. You are, no doubt, the secret ingredient in our recipe for success.”
Co-CEOs Jeff and Brad Tolkin founded WTH in 2005, a multi-brand travel distributor, with executive offices in Port Washington, NY and corporate offices in Wilmington, MA. It opened its home-based division in Fort Lauderdale in 2005, including CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. with more than 600 locations. Other brands it owns include Cruise411.com, Cruises Only and Cruises.com, as well as Rooms.com, Vacation Outlet and Villas of Distinction. Partner brands include BJ's Travel, Orbitz Cruises, Priceline.com Cruises, American Airlines Cruises and continental.com cruises.