2011 Golden Apple Awards

Travel Agent was on hand when Apple Vacations hosted the 2011 Golden Apple Awards at its annual awards luncheon on Sept. 13 in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Apple Vacations Vice President Mike LaPointe and Vice President/General Manager Mark Nonennig present the AMResorts team with Golden Apple Awards for Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Larimar Royal Beach.

Iberostar Hotels and Resorts accepted seven Golden Apple Awards for their hotels throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

Apple Vacations Co-President Jeff Mullen presented the awards.

An 11-piece Merengue band and dancers from the Dominican Republic welcomed travel agents at the door.

Costumed entertainers greeted travel agents at the RIU Hotels and Resorts booth.

The AMResorts team posed at their booth with their myriad of Golden Apple Awards.

Ireth Rodriquez, Costa Rica Tourism's Director of Promotions, posed with the Crystal Award for Best Destination, flanked by Apple Vacations Co-President Timothy Mullen, and Vice Presidents Mike LaPointe and Mark Noennig.

Hoteliers cut loose at the Apple Vacations Crystal Awards Party. From left, Sol Melia's Jorge Vivas, Apple Vacations Vice-President Mike LaPointe, Apple Vacations Marketing Manager Karen Spinelli and Claudio Zboznovits, VP Sales and Marketing from Barcelo posed in the photo booth.

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