Ensemble Travel Group Raises $272,000 for Make-A-Wish at Gala

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Independent travel agency organization Ensemble Travel Group raised $272,000 for Make-A-Wish at its conference this October, pushing its eight-year total to over one million dollars. Over 40 Ensemble partners donated raffle items and vacation packages to this year’s action. For the fourth year in a row Delta Air Lines donated air to go with all the prizes to destinations served by it or its partners.

Ensemble Travel Group held the fundraiser at its conference last month at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau. Through a raffle and live auction at its Ensemble Circle of Excellence Gala on October 26, the group raised an all-time high amount of $272,000. The number pushed it well past its million-goal for donations over the last eight years, with the overall total reaching $1,142,000.

Every year Ensemble welcomes a Make-A-Wish child and family to tell their story at the gala. This year’s guest was 12-year-old Bear. With a love for fashion and design, Bear chose to travel to New York City for her wish, meeting fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg. After Bear’s speech and the live auction, Ensemble partners Ellen Bettridge from Uniworld and Tim Frederick of Delta Air Lines presented her and her mom with a free river cruise, air travel included.


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Ensemble Travel Group is a member-owned organization of about 850 independent travel agencies. Since its founding in 1968, Ensemble has become a worldwide presence that represents billions of dollars in travel sales each year.

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