Ensemble Honors Top Members and Partners

Approximately 1,000 agents and suppliers met last week in Las Vegas for the 2011 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference. As part of the event, the consortium's top members and partners were honored with a special black-tie gala at the Circle of Excellence Dinner.

U.S. members selected the following preferred partners as winners in the annual awards program:

2011 Cruise Partner of the Year - Regent Seven Seas Cruises
2011 Outstanding Agency Support Award (cruise) - Royal Caribbean International
2011 Outstanding Marketing Partner Award (cruise) - Crystal Cruises
2011 Tour Partner of the Year - Globus family of brands
2011 Outstanding Agency Support Award (tour) -Travel Impressions
2011 Outstanding Marketing Partner Award (tour) - Qantas Vacations
2011 Air Partner of the Year - Virgin Atlantic Airways
2011 Transportation Partner of the Year - Rail Europe
2011 Business Services/Insurance Partner of the Year - Travel Guard International

In addition, three North American awards, reflecting both the input of both U.S. and Canadian members, were also announced.

2011 Ensemble On Location Supplier of the Year - Melitour (Special interest tours of Turkey)
2011 Hotel Partner of the Year - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
2011 Outstanding Marketing Partner Award (hotel) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Visit www.joinensemble.com

Suggested Articles:

A survey conducted by AirportParkingReservations.com and ParkSleepFly.com in early May indicates new travel trends lean toward domestic travel.

The special safety and hygiene mark aims to provide consistency and reassurance for consumers to speed up the travel and tourism recovery.

Nearly one-third of U.S. consumers plan to stay in a hotel for leisure travel within the next three months. Learn more here.