In the Spotlight

Travel agents, agency owners and other members of the tourism and travel industry gathered at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort for the Sandals Travel Agent Recognition (STAR) Awards on October 26.

1. (left to right) Jean Gualteri of Active Travel; John Lynch, executive vice president of sales for Unique Vacations, the Miami company that represents Sandals; Susan Workman, Active Travel; Rick Troy, Liberty Travel in Ramsey, NJ.

2. (left to right) Kevin Froemming, president of Unique Vacations; Rick and Linda Etherson of Knoxville, TN-based Etherson Travel; Ruth Garnett from Beaches Boscobel.

3. Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International.

4. (left to right) Gordon "Butch" Stewart, chairman of Sandals; Jane Yarosh from Ohio's Twinsburg Travel; the Honorable Stephenson King, prime minister of St. Lucia.

5. (left to right) Steve Curnow, Carolyn Curnow, Robert Whorrall and Hayley Whorrall of Fishers, IN-based Beach Bum Vacations.

6. (left to right) Robert Deobil, guest; Jennifer Doncsecz of VIP Vacations in Whitehall, PA; Josef Zellner, guest; John Lynch of Unique Vacations; Kerry Cannon, publisher of Travel Agent.