Following an exceptional year of delivering memorable vacations, including the introduction of the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas and the adults-only Hideaway Beach at Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean International reveals the “Travel Partners of the Year” with a lineup of 13 valued travel partner agencies that shined in 2023.
The outstanding travel agencies, spanning from newcomers to repeat winners, have demonstrated unwavering dedication, unmatched passion and the keen ability to book Royal Caribbean vacations.
The winners recognized include the 2023 Chairman’s Award recipient, Travel Leaders Network, securing the highest of honors; World Travel Holdings with the President’s Award; and first-time honorees that include Travelmation and Entertainment Cruise Productions. Travel Planners International is the recipient of the National Account Partner of the Year and Automation Partner of the Year as the first-ever agency to be recognized twice in the awards.
The list represents the top-performing travel agencies of the year for Royal Caribbean:
Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement: Travel Leaders Network
President’s Award for Overall Achievement: World Travel Holdings
National Account Partner of the Year: Travel Planners International
Southeast Partner of the Year: Travelmation
Northeast Partner of the Year: Cruise Brothers
Central Partner of the Year: Magical Vacation Planner
West Partner of the Year: MEI-Travel
Canada Partner of the Year: The Travel Agent Next Door
Franchise Partner of the Year: Cruise Planners
Corporate Incentive Partner of the Year: 3D Cruise Partners
Charter Partner of the Year: Entertainment Cruise Productions
Caribbean Partner of the Year: Travel Planners / Expedia Cruceros
Automation Partner of the Year: Travel Planners International
“These are extremely exciting times for the entire cruise industry – cruise lines and travel partners alike. The sky’s the limit at Royal Caribbean, and the strong performance we’ve seen is thanks in large part to our valued travel professionals and their incredible knowledge when it comes to matching their clients with the right vacation experience,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president, Sales, Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International.
“I’m very proud to honor these experts who consistently work with us and continue to see success with their businesses. As we dive into 2024 with the exciting launch of Icon of the Seas and then Utopia of the Seas in July 2024, as well as the next Icon Class ship, Star of the Seas, in 2025, we’re excited to reach new heights for the entire travel industry. Thanks for the support, and congratulations to the winners.”
(Royal Caribbean Announces Travel Partners Of The Year For 2023. Top-Performing Travel Professionals Across North America Win Highest Honors – Royal Caribbean International)
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