MAST Travel Network—celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—hosted its 15th Annual Awards Night honoring top member agencies and suppliers. More than 150 awards were given in fourteen sales and marketing categories.

The special ceremony recognized agencies with 40 years or more of continuous membership in MAST. Eight-member agencies were honored: Hinsdale Travel Service, Hinsdale, Illinois, da Rosa Travel, Skokie, Illinois, Wayne Griffin Travel & Cruise Services, Arlington Heights, Illinois, Hemisphere Travel, Schaumburg, Illinois, Vega Travel, Chicago, Illinois, Carefree Travel, Delevan, Wisconsin, and Elm Grove Travel, Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

Twenty-nine travel advisors received MAST’s Million Dollar Travel Advisor Sales Award for their accomplishments in individual sales of MAST’s preferred suppliers. Fourteen travel advisors won the Outstanding Travel Advisor Sales Awards, for sales of $750,000 and higher on MAST’s preferred suppliers.

The Directors Achievement Award was given to DSBelmont Travel Consultants, Inc, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Best Group Promotion was presented to GetAway Travel Service, Hartland, Wisconsin. And Best Travel Show was awarded to Global Voyages, Inc., Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

John Werner presented former Chairman of the Board, Dick Fisler and wife, Mary Fisler, with MAST’s President’s Award. Dick and Mary own Picture Perfect Travel, Rock Island, Illinois.

MAST’s highest award, the All-Star Award, was given to 25 agencies. The top agency was Cary Travel Express from Cary, Illinois. The All-Star Award winners will be invited on the MAST All Star trip this fall hosted by Rocky Mountaineer.

In other MAST Travel Network news, the company hosted its yearly Winter Meetings in over 10 locations throughout the Midwest. The events included six of MAST’s preferred suppliers at each location.

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