Canadian travel industry recognized by travel agents at prestige awards gala
MISSISSAUGA, ON – TravelBrands and its subsidiaries won four reputable awards at the June 14th, first annual Agents Choice Awards Gala hosted by Baxter Media. TravelBrands won the following accolades in four distinguished categories:
Favourite Consolidator: TravelBrands Flights, by Intair
Favourite Travel Technology Solutions: Access by TravelBrands
Favourite Travel Agent Loyalty Program: TravelBrands Loyalty Rewards Program
Favourite Tour Operator, Hawaii: TravelBrands
“Our goal as an organization has always been clear: to help travel agents work smarter, not harder,” says Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “To win these awards knowing they were based on travel agents’ votes is such a rewarding feeling. We will always support our agents and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us.”
This is the 19th year of the Agents Choice Awards and the first annual Agents Choice Awards Gala. A record-breaking 6027 travel agents voted across Canada in 43 different categories. There were approximately 10 nominees in each category.
The prestige evening also celebrated the top 28 sales representatives as voted by the travel agents. Two TravelBrands employees, Jeff Carpenter and Tracy Poole, won this honour and received plaques.
The gala was hosted by Baxter Media at Eglinton Grand in Toronto. The TravelBrands leadership team, including Enzo, Joe and Frank DeMarinis were all in attendance. Attendees of the gala received the first issue of the Agents Choice Special Edition magazine. This edition features a full survey analysis of the awards process and the results of the awards. Subscribers of Canadian Travel Press and Travel Courier will receive this special edition in the near future.
Travel agents can learn more about TravelBrands’ unique product offerings, Access platform and Loyalty Rewards program by visiting www.travelbrandsaccess.com. TravelBrands would also like to thank both Baxter Media and all travel agents for a fun-filled evening and awards.
About TravelBrands Inc.:
TravelBrands gives agents and consumers access to the world. It is the largest independent travel company in Canada, active in both the wholesale and retail travel industry. TravelBrands is the most comprehensive one-stop shop in the industry, offering Canadians a wide range of travel options – including flights, hotels, cruises, attractions, rail passes, car rentals and more.