Travel Leaders Network honored its top supplier partners during the organization’s annual EDGE Conference, which drew over 2,100 attendees to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor near Washington, DC.
2019 North America Awards
Pinnacle Award – This award recognizes the best all-around preferred partner for the past year in terms of agency and headquarters sales support, product offerings, innovative programs and overall contributions to the membership.
- Globus Family of Brands
Outstanding Sales Support – This award is presented to our top all-around preferred partner that delivers excellence and best in class sales support with an energetic and innovative approach to field sales, sales methodologies and support solutions.
- Royal Caribbean International
Sales Achievement – This award honors a supplier partner that has exhibited excellence and a long-term commitment to offering the sales, service and training support needed to help member agencies achieve outstanding sales growth.
- Viking Cruises
Outstanding Luxury Partner – This award honors a supplier partner that has provided outstanding levels of support to luxury travel advisors and luxury guests, helping to ensure a consistent, high-quality experience.
- Crystal Cruises
Distinctive Voyages Cruise Line Partner of the Year – This award recognizes a supplier partner that has shown exceptional participation in the network’s “Distinctive Voyages” program, which includes hundreds of sailings throughout the world that feature exclusive, complimentary amenities.
- Celebrity Cruises
For 2019, Travel Leaders Network re-introduced its Belong, Inspire, Grow awards, which recognize supplier partners for outstanding innovation, excellence, support and sales.
Those award recipients for the U.S. are:
Belong Award – The Belong Award is recognizing a supplier partner that has shown an outstanding commitment to cultivating relationships, providing exceptional agency training and delivering enhanced programs and dedicated service to member agencies to help them succeed.
- GOGO Vacations
Inspire Award – The Inspire Award is honoring a supplier partner that inspires Travel Leaders Network members with new products, practices and resources. It is being given this year to a cruise line for the introduction of a game-changing cruise ship that introduced a wide range of innovation in accommodations, public areas, tender boarding, crew diversity and a reduction in the use of plastics.
- Celebrity Cruises for Celebrity Edge
Grow Award – The Grow Award is recognizing a supplier partner that has shown significant growth in market share and the ability to turn a vision into a remarkable reality, as well as demonstrating commitment to a forward-thinking, genuine partnership that will continue to grow and inspire.
- Universal Orlando Resort