New Hampshire-based CruCon Cruise Outlet, part of Travel Leaders Group, was recently named the 2017 Business of the Year in tourism and hospitality by Business NH Magazine. Sandy Cleary of CruCon Cruise Outlet and the organization were honored during a ceremony held on May 25, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel Manchester in Manchester, New Hampshire. CruCon Cruise Outlet has grown into one of the largest sellers of cruises with more than $125 million in annual cruise volume.
In a written release, Cleary said, "Winning this prestigious award speaks volumes, and it shines a spotlight on our community, company and the more than 120 employees who work tirelessly to ensure our clients are taken care of every step of the way."
The Business of the Year Awards are an opportunity for New Hampshire companies to celebrate excellence in business and honor those who lead them. There are nine categories: business services; business assistance organizations; education/nonprofit; financial services/insurance; health care; manufacturing/technology; real estate/construction/engineering; retail/wholesale; and tourism/hospitality. Criteria for winning the award includes outstanding testimonies and recommendations from clients, local businesses, charity organizations and employees.
Founded in 1997, CruCon Cruise Outlet is a full service North American cruise travel agency working with guests from around the world. With its headquarters in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the company sends over 100,000 people on cruises every day. CruCon Cruise Outlet is part of Travel Leaders Group and is a fully-staffed cruise agency with certified cruise specialists.
CruCon has been voted "Best" for seven years by Travelzoo, and hols memberships with organizations such as the National Association Cruise Oriented Agencies, Cruise Lines International Association and American Society of Travel Agents.