|From Left to Right: Steve Gorga, president and CEO of Travel Impressions; Barbie Groves, vice president of sales, Travel Impressions; Stephanie Schadler, Travel Impressions senior manager, national account - AAA; Bill Sutherland, vice president, AAA Travel Services; Amy Nicholas, managing director, travel services, AAA; Mark Brown, executive vice president for Association & Club Services, AAA; John Hanratty, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Travel Impressions; and Sam Combs, director of sales, Travel Impressions. Photo courtesy of Travel Impressions.|
Travel Impressions honored its top-performing agencies and consortia partners at the 16th annual “Best of the Best” gala event at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach in Cancun, Mexico.
During the event Travel Impressions President and CEO Steve Gorga presented an industry update. The program also included round table networking sessions with suppliers, a golf tournament and a visit to the Coral Beach Gem Spa. The Cancun Conventions & Visitors Bureau and the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office hosted a welcome dinner, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism offered a dinner reception on the second evening and the Mexico Tourism Board hosted the gala cocktail reception.
As part of Travel Impressions’ continuing charity program, attendees donated school supplies and monetary contributions to the Palace Resorts Foundation Education Committee to benefit school children in Cancun.