Dave Hershberger of Cincinnati’s Prestige Travel Receives Golden Legacy Award
Travel Leaders Network’s highest honor goes to industry veteran
ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 18, 2023) – Dave Hershberger, owner of Prestige Travel in Cincinnati, is the recipient of the 2023 Golden Legacy Award, the highest honor bestowed by Travel Leaders Network.
Dave’s commitment to the travel industry, his devotion to his clients and his passion for seeing the world make him an outstanding representative of our organization.
-Roger E. Block, President, Travel Leaders Network
The Golden Legacy Award recognizes outstanding professionalism and commitment both to Travel Leaders Network and to the travel industry. It honors an Associate whose career achievements best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and highest quality standards of the franchise system.
The award was presented at Travel Leaders Network’s annual EDGE conference, which took place May 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The conference brought together travel advisors and industry partners including airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts, tour companies and vacation destinations. Travel advisors were able to gain insight from industry leaders, connect with colleagues and choose from an extensive menu of workshops offered by Travel Leaders Network’s educational services team.
Hershberger has spent more than 30 years in the travel industry, working with thousands of corporate and leisure customers to book trips all over the world, from do-it-yourself vacations to fully escorted luxury tours. “At our agency, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and on our ability to help clients through the maze of travel options that are available today,” he said.
As former chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Travel Advisors, Hershberger has also taken on a leadership role in the industry. In 2022, ASTA honored him with the Paul M. Ruden Industry Ambassador Award, given annually to a member who best represents the travel industry to multiple audiences, including the government, the broader travel industry and the traveling public.
“Dave’s commitment to the travel industry, his devotion to his clients and his passion for seeing the world make him an outstanding representative of our organization,” said Roger E. Block, President of Travel Leaders Network. “We are proud to present him with our highest honor, the Golden Legacy Award.”
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” Hershberger said. “I have learned so much, seen so much beauty, when I’ve traveled. This is what I seek to provide for our clients.”
Hershberger’s dedication to his clients is evident from the comments they leave on the Prestige website:
- “I have been using Travel Leaders/Prestige Travel for over 20 years. Dave Hershberger is the main reason for this. He delivers what he promises and works to make sure you are getting the best value for your money.”
- “Attention to detail, timing and execution are an everyday experience with Prestige. Of all the professional services I have used in my life, they are at the top. When it comes to travel you do not want any surprises, only fond memories, and that has been my experience every time!”
When it comes to his own extensive travels, Hershberger calls himself an experience collector because “every place is so different and each has something really valuable to offer. You cannot learn from TV or a book the things that you experience about history, culture and humanity by visiting a place.”
Hershberger said he loves spots where he can view natural beauty — Hawaii, Alaska, national parks, Scotland and the Caribbean, to name few. But whenever anyone asks him about his favorite destination he always replies, “the next place I’m going.”
For travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings of Travel Leaders Network in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, honeymoon and destination weddings — as well as active and adventure travel — visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com.
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