Celebrity Cruises named host agency Nexion Inc. its 2009 Central Region Travel Partner of the Year. The presentation of the award, made onboard the Oasis of the Seas, recognized Nexion for their performance, creative marketing, and training initiatives. Nexion is a business unit of Sabre Travel Network, a leading provider of high-performance solutions for the travel industry.
The award was presented by several Celebrity Cruises executives, including president and CEO Dan Hanrahan, Director of Sales Tammy Egger, and Regional Sales Manager Sharla Smith. “Nexion is an extraordinary partner and mirrors Celebrity’s level of service and commitment to excellence,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales for Celebrity Cruises.
“Our entire team is dedicated to accelerating the success of our members and our suppliers, which has a direct and positive impact on Nexion’s success,” said Jackie Friedman, general manager of Nexion. “We are constantly looking for innovative ways to stay at the top of our game and this award underscores that we are on the right track.”
Nexion is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited agency, which has been an industry pioneer and a host agency since 1995. Nexion's goal is to help independent travel professionals accelerate their success. Nexion provides ticketing, operations, fulfillment support and marketing services (through their sister company, CBMS), allowing members to focus on selling travel. And, unlike other host agencies, Nexion does not sell directly to consumers or compete with its members.