Travel Impressions Names Winners of 31 Days Promotion

mexicoTravel Impressions (TI) reports it has concluded their largest-ever travel agent promotion – 31 Days of Giveaways. The second annual “31 Days” promotion, which ran June 1 – August 31, 2013, generated thousands of entries and awarded agents with 35 vacation getaways to hotels around the globe, plus two grand prize trips, TI says.

“Agents’ response to 31 Days of Giveaways was nothing short of spectacular,” said John Hanratty, chief operating officer for Travel Impressions. “The promotion generated a tremendous amount of engagement, rewarding agents for their dedication to Travel Impressions while driving incremental bookings to participating suppliers during the traditionally slower summer booking season.”

Two grand prizes were offered in this year’s enhanced promotion and offered winning agent’s their choice of property from select Hard Rock Resorts (grand prize) and AMResorts (second grand prize).

·       Grand Prize Winner: Kelly Severns, Sunset Travel – Five-night All-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel vacation and $1,000 air credit.

·       Second Grand Prize Winner:  Linda Greene, Cruise Planners – The Wise Traveler – Three-night Unlimited-Luxury stay at AMResorts.

As an added incentive, each Tuesday throughout August, Travel Impressions doubled participating agents chances of winning by awarding a bonus trip in honor of its  “Two for Tuesdays” campaign for a total of 35 prizes in 31 days, in addition to the two grand prizes.

Following is the list of 35 prize winners for the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion, which can also be found at

Mexico & Caribbean Hotel Stay Winning Agents:

 ·       Sharon Barnes, Travel Leaders – Holiday Inn Resort, Aruba

·       Ginger Kemp, Four Seasons Travel – The Westin Aruba & Casino, Aruba

·       Lori Torres, Travel Ventures – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas

·       Karen Conken, CI Travel – Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Nassau, Bahamas

·       Tracy Cossaboon, AAA South Jersey – Hilton Barbados Resort, Barbados

·       Melanie Buford, Adventure Travel – Holiday Inn Sunspree Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica

·       Becky Wallace, AAA Allied Group – The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun, Cancun, Mexico

·       Rebecca Spina, CRC Travel – Villa Del Palmar Cancun, Cancun, Mexico

·       Becky Mitchell, Klingerman Travel – One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

·       Chelsea Bonner, Cape Travel – Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

·       Beauna Clarke, KC Travel Unlimited – Westin Los Cabos, Los Cabos, Mexico

·       Marla Birchler, AAA Allied Group – THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

·       Lynda Daughty, Quality Travel Services – Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

·       Leslie Lee, AAA Allied Group – Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

·       Dawn Oxedine , American Express Travel – The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

·       Sarah Bonsall, Sunset Travel –El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma, Riviera Maya, Mexico

·       Davida Shelley, I Do Honeymoons – Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an Don Pablo Collection, Riviera Maya, Mexico

·       Mary Delello, All About Travel – Grand Velas Rivera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico

·       Sherri Blight, AAA Carolinas – Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

·       Patrick Sullivan, Travel Pleasers – Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Mexico & The Dominican Republic

·       Martha Ferguson, AAA Mid-Atlantic – IBEROSTAR Paraiso Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico

·       Kathleen Beaton, Ask About Travel – St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

·       Paula McGinley, Travel Link – Choice of select Palace Resorts in Mexico

·       Laurie Piccolo, AAA East Central – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

·       Eilyn Frankel, Travel Central – AEV – InterContinental San Juan Resort & Spa, San Juan, Puerto Rico

·       Delia Kolb, Travel Machine – Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Saint Lucia

·       Sue Drew, Travel Concepts – Windjammer Landing Villa, Saint Lucia

U.S. Hotel Stay Winning Agents:

 ·       Christiane Colao, AAA Southern New England – JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

·       Erin Foster, Travel Connections – Renaissance Esmerelda Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA

·       Debbie Kaiser, Magic Happens – Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Clearwater, FL

·       Adrienne Bacon, US Motivation – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL

·       Rosemary Saganic, Anderson Travel – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, HI

·       Maria Albano, Skies the Limit – Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Waikiki, HI

Europe Hotel Stay Winning Agents:

·       Amy Lewis, Beach Bum Vacations – Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Amsterdam

·       Michael Ertmer, Elm Grove Travel – Sofitel Lisbon Liberdad, Lisbon, Portugal



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