What to Expect From Island Destinations' New 2014 Travelers Collection (WITH PHOTOS)

Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO, Island Destinations – Toasting ID’s 30th Anniversary

 

Travel Agent was on the scene at Island Destinations' 30th anniversary gala  at New York City's St. Regis Hotel

At the event the company unveiled its 2014 Travelers Collection of 125 resorts and villas. The event was the first of 13 for luxury travel professionals in the U.S. and Canada to share details of Island Destinations' portfolio and promote the company's newest division, ID Ultimate Itineraries - Asia

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Notable additions to the company's 2014 portfolio include: NIZUC Resort & Spa on the Mexican Caribbean, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa (Nicaragua); Coppola Resorts, Blancaneaux Lodge & Turtle Inn (Belize); Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino (Aruba); Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico); and Seven Stars Resort (Turks & Caicos).

The company's new division, ID Ultimate Itineraries - Asia, will specialize in high-end Southeast Asia itineraries. Gregg Geoghegan will lead the new division, whose excursions include ballooning over the temples of Bagan, Myanmar, a private temple dinner at Angkor Wat and meetings with archaeologists, scholars and artists.

With the recent launch of www.idtravelgroup.com, agents can view a full listing of hotels in the ID Portfolio via an interactive map and pre-register for a new full-service booking engine, which will debut soon.

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During the event Island Destinations’ President and CEO Maurice Bonham-Carter and COO Laurie Palumbo hosted an annual award ceremony that honored the company’s selection of top properties and travel agents:

Julie Ann Juba, Concierge Travel & Cruise Consultants, Grant Friedman, General Manager, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos; Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations; Elon Kenchington Chief Operating Office, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos.

Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations; Federico Spada General Manager, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO, Island Destinations

Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations; Maria Elena Armenta Director of Sales and Marketing, NIZUC Resort & Spa; Georgina Godoy Sales Manager, NIZUC Resort & Spa

Juan Vela, Vice President of Operations, Grand Velas Riviera Maya; Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO, Island Destinations receiving the 2014 President’s Award for the Ultimate Hotelier.

Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO, Island Destinations; Juan Vela, Vice President of Operations, Velas Resorts; Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations

Proud agents of Power Travel receiving their 2013 Ultimate Achievement Award!

Julie Ann Juba, Concierge Travel & Cruise Consultants, Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations

Ana Fonseca, Global Sales Manager, Amanyara; Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO, Island Destinations; Laurie Palumbo Chief Operating Officer, Island Destinations; Jessie Drummond Director of Marketing, Island Destinations; Marco Franck, General Manager Amanyara

 

Island Destinations awarded the following properties with a “2014 Ultimate Award,” with the President’s Award for Ultimate Hotelier going to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

·         Romance – Viceroy Maldives
·         Style & Design – Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
·         Spa – Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa
·         Service – Amanyara
·         Cuisine – Hotel Guanahani & Spa
·         Address – NIZUC Resort & Spa
·         Experience – Coppola Resorts Belize
·         Partner – La Samanna

The “2013 Ultimate Agent Award” went to Julie Ann Juba, Concierge Travel & Cruise Consultants while Chris Capay, Tzell New Jersey Travel Group and Michelle Marino, Altour International received a “2013 Ultimate Rising Star Award.” Ovation Travel, Sybaritic Concierge and Power Travel were honored with a “2013 Ultimate Achievement Award.”

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