, RCI Recognize Two Top Agencies applauded member agencies CruCon Cruise Outlet Plus of Center Harbor, NH, and of Port Everglades, FL, for being named 2008 Travel Partners of the Year by Royal Caribbean International (RCI).

“These two agencies deserve all the accolades bestowed upon them,” said Steve Tracas,’s president and CEO. “They stand out as strong business models for other agencies by aggressively marketing to stimulate business while strategically using member benefits.”

CruCon Cruise Outlet Plus was named the cruise line’s top travel partner and will receive the President’s Award in recognition for Overall Outstanding Achievement; was awarded the Online Partner of the Year. CruCon also garnered recognition from Celebrity Cruises for Overall Account of the Year—a significant achievement considering that one agency has never captured top honors from both Celebrity and RCI in the same year.

In addition, both agencies received Power of Partnership awards in 2008 at’s 10th International Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas. took home the Chairman’s Award for the highest Preferred Supplier sales, and CruCon won a President’s Award for the largest Preferred Supplier sales growth.

“We are delighted to recognize and CruCon Cruise Outlet Plus,” said Vicki Freed, RCI’s senior vice president of Sales, Trade and Support Services. “Our partnership with allows us to work directly with many outstanding agencies—I’m sure this will not be the last time we honor a member.”

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