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Royal Caribbean announces its 2018 travel partners

By on January 24, 2019

SAN JUAN – Royal Caribbean International recognized Wednesday its 17 top-performing travel advisers or the 2018 Travel Partners of the Year Awards of North America and Puerto Rico, where A & A Tours Network was picked as Top Overall Producer, and Travel Planners Inc/Expedia CentrodeCruceros, as Top Independent Producer.

Royal Caribbean sails 25 cruise ships to popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.

The winners are being “recognized for their dedication to the cruise line, demonstrated by their ability to sell Royal Caribbean in the industry’s most competitive year to date,” a release reads.

The award winners include 2017’s Chairman’s Award recipient, Cruise Planners – an American Express Travel Representative; Expedia Group, chosen for the President’s Award, and first-time honorees throughout North America: Cruises & Tours Unlimited (Southeast Partner of the Year), Magical Vacation Planner (Central Partner of the Year), MEI Travel (West Partner of the Year) and The Travel Agent Next Door (Canada Partner of the Year).

“As we gear up for another memorable year…it is exciting to see a mix of new and familiar faces in our lineup of winners,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president, Sales, Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International. “This not only shows the strength among our longtime advisors but also the great growth we continue to see in the industry overall. ”

The 2018 Royal Caribbean Travel Partners of the Year:

*First-time winner

Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement: Cruise Planners – an American Express Travel Representative

President’s Award for Overall Achievement: Expedia Group

New to Cruise Partner of the Year: World Travel Holdings

Southeast Partner of the Year: Cruises & Tours Unlimited*

Northeast Partner of the Year: Crown Cruise Vacations

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*

Home-Based Partner of the Year: CruiseOne/Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc.

Online Partner of the Year: WMPH

Consortia Partner of the Year: Ensemble Travel Group

Corporate Incentive Partner of the Year: Buy the Sea

Host Agency Partner of the Year: Nexion Travel Group

Marketing Partner of the Year: ICE Enterprise

Top Overall Producer – Puerto Rico: A & A Tours Network

Top Independent Producer  Puerto Rico: Travel Planners Inc/Expedia CentrodeCruceros

Automation Partner of the Year: Vacations To Go

 

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