Travel Impressions reports a record-breaking response to its just ended travel agent promotion, 31 Days of Giveaways. The promotion, which ran during the 31 days of August, generated a record-breaking number of entries and awarded 35 multi-day trips plus one grand prize to Travel Impressions destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.
"We are beyond pleased with the spectacular response by travel agents for the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion," said Susan Black, executive vice president, chief marketing officer of Travel Impressions.
"The promotion generated amazing excitement and engagement during what is typically a slower period industry-wide, while rewarding agents for their dedication to Travel Impressions products," Black said.
Irene Gakin, Best Travel For All, Inc. and a winner said: "I feel that it's extremely important to experience the locations first-hand in order to be able to represent them to the clients in the best possible fashion. Through contests and other promotional venues, agents become more familiar with the destinations, are able to diversify sales, and everyone benefits in the long run."
Following is the complete list of prize winners of the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion, which can also be found at www.travimp.com/31days:
Grand prize winner was Tom Varghese, AMT Travel - Grand Prize - Mandarin Oriental VIP Package - Miami, U.S.
Other winners inclued:
· Cecily Bunting, AAA Carolinas - Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Ann Boston, Cruisin' & Mainline Vacations - Hotel Bernini Bristol, Italy
· Crystal Young, American Express Travel - Dreams Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Beverly Gallant, American Express Corporate Vacations - Greece Tour Package
· Wendy Shapiro Lanza, Flagship Travel - Gran Melia Golf Resort, Puerto Rico
· Stacy Evos, A Girls Gotta Go - Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Marleny Newton, Jimmy's Travel Service - Paradisus Palma Real - Punta Cana, Mexico
· Jackie Kerr, AAA Travel - Hotel Melia Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
· Nikki Boyt, Altour/American Express - Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Bruce Stevenson, Classic Travel - The Westin Casaurina Resort & Spa Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
· Jamie Sims, Springdale Travel - Aruba Marriott Resort & Casino, Aruba
· Lisa Vieira, Beckett Travel - Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Netherlands
· Leslie Gesele, Sterline Travel - Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Sarah Welsh, American Express Centurion Travel - Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, U.S.
· Marty Harris, Springdale Travel - Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
· Katie Levent, Elite Management Travel Group - Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, Aruba
· Jason Staples, Sunset Travel - Gran Melia Cancun, Mexico
· Barbara Goodwin, American Express Travel - Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Montego Bay, Jamaica
· Lisa Zwizzler, Beach Bum Vacations - Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Mexico
· Debbie McCormick, Sunset Travel - Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, Portugal
· Sue Williams, AAA Auto Club Group - Paradisus Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
· Jean Williams, Malcolm Travel and Cruise - Carlton Hotel Baglioni, Milan, Italy
· Susan Forbes, Globe Travel Services - Holiday Inn Resort, Aruba
· Tammie Holleran, Suburban Travel - Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
· Irene Gakin, Best Travel for All - Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, St. Maarten
· Ladica Jovanovski, Paradise Cruises and Tours - Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Mexico
· Lisa Coleman, Travel Smiths - Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Italy
· Michael McHugh, Dream Makers Vacation Services - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico
· Elizabeth Linke, Incentive Connection Travel - Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Aruba
· Barbara Wiegmann, USMotivation - The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
· Paula Finn, Tyree Altour Travel - Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
· Fern Kravitz, Herricks Travel American Express - InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico
· Cartney Needham, The Travel Bug American Express - Secrets The Vine Cancun, Mexico
· Amber Schoolcraft, Touraid Travel - Melia Caribe Tropical Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
· Pattie Mitchell, Travel Dreams - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba