2017 Travel Leaders “Agency of Excellence” Awards Announced Honoring the Top Associate Agencies Nationwide

April 29, 2017

These Travel Leaders travel agency owners are the crème de la crème and it’s their clients – both business and leisure travel – that benefit the most

2017 Travel Leaders “Agency of Excellence” Awards Announced Honoring the Top Associate Agencies Nationwide


Orlando, FL (April 29, 2017) —The coveted “Agency of Excellence” award winners, which are the very top echelon of Travel Leaders (www.TravelLeaders.com) travel agencies, were revealed today during a special ceremony in Orlando. Only 25 of the highest qualifying agencies received this honor recognizing the pinnacle of leadership and business success. Travel Leaders is the flagship brand of Travel Leaders Network, which includes nearly 7,000 travel agencies and more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. These premier awards are presented annually, and the 2017 honorees received their awards during the Travel Leaders Network International Conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.


“With more than 2,100 travel industry professionals attending our Travel Leaders Network International Conference this week, I am extremely proud to kick off this major event by announcing our Agency of Excellence award winners,” stated Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “These Travel Leaders travel agency owners are the crème de la crème and it’s their clients – both business and leisure travel – that benefit the most.”


“These are thriving, innovative travel agencies headed by individuals who have exceptional expertise,” added Block. “The common thread among these independent business owners is they not only use the Travel Leaders brand, but also take advantage of our award-winning programs and technology. In doing so, they have earned and maintained the highest level of trust with their clients as top travel industry experts. I am extremely proud to present the Agency of Excellence award to each of these Travel Leaders locations.”


To earn the Agency of Excellence distinction, each Travel Leaders agency is scored in multiple categories that reflect business growth; utilization of marketing programs to effectively reach local consumers; participation in key training programs to enhance service to their clients; participation in local and national business networking meetings; and their overall promotion of the Travel Leaders brand, thus enabling customers to “Travel Better.”


Recipients of the 2017 Travel Leaders Agency of Excellence award include:


  • Roy Goree – Phoenix, AZ
  • Louise & Paul Lascik – Johns Creek, GA
  • Lynne & Edward Chittim – West Dundee, IL
  • Ann Waters – Fort Wayne, IN
  • Diane Mullahy – Framingham, MA
  • Jason Block, Jay Ellenby, Terry Denton, and Vince Ashwill – Bel Air, MD
  • Dan Parker – Great Mills, MD
  • Katherine Rosevear – Plymouth, MI
  • Bonnie & Walt Lee – Albertville, MN
  • Sara Butruff – Apple Valley, MN
  • Sandy Lovick and David Lovick Jr. – Maple Grove, MN
  • Cynthia Tyo and David Eckman – Fargo, ND
  • Tom Carlsen and Pat VanFossen – New York, NY
  • Dave Hershberger and Robin Hershberger – Cincinnati, OH
  • Angela Hendricks and Bentley Hedges – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Shaun Balani – Lancaster, PA
  • Judy Clappin – East Greenwich, RI
  • Linda Bourgeois – Memphis, TN
  • Christy Prescott – San Antonio, TX
  • Bruce & Carol Horner – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Debbie Kirk – Lynnwood, WA
  • Sondra Wilson and Julie Harrington – Richland, WA
  • Alex Trettin and Teri Trettin – Tacoma, WA
  • Rebecca Naugler and Kathy Davig – La Crosse, WI
  • Mary Miller and Pam Wencel – Middleton, WI


“Travel Better” with Travel Leaders. To find the Travel Leaders travel agent fitting your unique needs, go here. Or to find the Travel Leaders location nearest you, TravelLeaders.com or call 800-335-TRIP (8747). #iTravel Better with @TravelLeaders.


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Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.

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