Ensemble Travel Group recently recognized its best year in the organization’s nearly 50-year history with a six-day celebration in Seville, Spain. Guests of honor were its top producers in the U.S. and Canada based on members’ 2015 sales performance with Ensemble’s preferred partners.
During the annual Ensemble celebration, members were treated to a number of exclusive private experiences, including a tour of Alcazar Palace, bull-fighting activity, flamenco show, dinner and equestrian show at the Hacienda San Miguel de Montelirio, olive tasting and tour at Basilippo, and cocktail reception at the Hotel Alfonso XIII. Ensemble's top producers also were among the first travel professionals to tour Holland America Line’s Koningsdam, the line’s new 2,650-guest ship, which was docked in nearby Cadiz.
In addition, participants attended special business meetings led by Co-Presidents Lindsay Pearlman and Libbie Rice to discuss trends and new initiatives planned or under discussion in the coming year. The program also included informal discussion sessions for members with supplier sponsors.
A media briefing with Francisco Javier Fernandez, the Minister of Tourism of Andalucia, and other dignitaries from Sevilla and nearby provinces provided an official welcome to the Ensemble guests.
Ensemble Travel Group partners who helped sponsor this year’s event: AIG Travel Guard, AM Lithographers, Andalucía Tourism, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Delta Vacations, Globus family of brands, Holland America Line, Manulife Financial, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group, Travel Impressions, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Viking Cruises, Vitesse Worldwide, WestJet Vacations, and Ya’lla Tours USA.