Travel Leaders Network Honors Golden Circle Agencies

Travel Leaders Network recently recognized and celebrated its 2019 top-performing Golden Circle travel advisors with a seven-night Mediterranean voyage on Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity. For the 18th anniversary of the Golden Circle, the approximately 90 invited attendees sailed roundtrip from Rome with visits to Santa Margarita, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; St. Tropez, France; Ajaccio, Corsica, France; Florence, Italy; and Porto Venere, Italy.

Launched in 2001, the annual Travel Leaders Network’s Golden Circle trip recognizes a small group of Associate agencies for superior support of supplier partners and of the programs and services of Travel Leaders Network.

Two of the Crystal representatives who hosted the event are Melissa Araya, director, strategic partnerships, Crystal Cruises and Carmen Roig, senior vice president, marketing and sales, Crystal Cruises. All Golden Circle attendees were rewarded with a luxury suite as a gesture of appreciation for those agencies’ support.


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Each year, a new itinerary that the Golden Circle group has not previously experienced together is chosen so that they are able to explore additional parts of the world, as well as experience different partners, including cruise lines and tour companies that offer travel options on many continents, Travel Leaders said.

Attendees also were invited to additional excursions this year, such as a day in Monaco, Nice, Eze and Monte Carlo, with a lunch on the cliff in Eze, which afforded the group amazing views. A relaxing afternoon was also spent on Nikki Beach in St. Tropez. Some personally furthered their experience with a 22-mile bike trip in Corsica, a wine tasting, hike and more.

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