|Dick and Judy Knoll, Cruise Holidays of Topeka (Kansas)|
During Vacation.com's 17th International Conference & Trade Show onboard Quantum of the Seas, Cruise Holidays International honored its top-performing agencies and travel agents during a special ceremony.
The awards presentation included Cruise Holidays’ Golden Anchor, President’s Circle, Top Overall Producer and Outstanding Sales Achievement awards. At the start of this year, Cruise Holidays officially became a division within Vacation.com.
|Shari Marsh, Hosted Owner, North Carolina|
Awards were presented in the following categories to these winners:
Golden Anchor Award
Store Winner: Cruise Holidays of Topeka (Kansas) owned by Dick and Judy Knoll
Hosted Owner Winner: Janice Belyea, based in Alberta, Canada
The Golden Anchor Award celebrates the one store and one hosted owner that stand out because of the following attributes: participation in Cruise Holidays programs, attendance at Cruise Holidays meetings and conventions, use of Cruise Holidays tools to attain greater profitability, generating ideas to enhance the success of the network, and a willingness to help other owners reach their goals.
Top Overall Producer Award
Store Winner: Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri), owned by Mimi and Mark Comfort
Hosted Owner Winner: Michelle Jackson, based in Utah
Affiliate Winner: Cruise Brothers, a Cruise Holidays affiliate, owned by Steve Gelfuso, based in East Providence (Rhode Island)
This honor is awarded to the store, the hosted agency, and the affiliate with the highest sales volume during the previous year, from January through December. The above winners were also named as Outstanding Sales Achievers, with six Cruise Holidays of Kansas City travel consultants winning the award, and six Cruise Holidays/Cruise Brothers travel consultants picking up that honor.
|Joseph Giampietro and Bob Newman, Cruise Brothers|
Outstanding Sales Achievement
Cruise Holidays bestowed this award upon 49 exceptional agency owners and travel consultants who reached or exceeded a pre-determined amount in sales. The top achievers across the entire network were:
#1 – Mark Comfort, Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri)
#2 – Joan Yam, Cruise Holidays of Scarborough (Ontario)
#3 – Andrea Redding, Cruise Holidays of Kansas City (Missouri)
President’s Circle Award
A total of 20 Cruise Holidays agencies earned 2015 President’s Circle status based on their overall gross profit or their year-over-year growth, with approximately half in each category. The top three producing hosted owners were also inducted into the President’s Circle.