Elite Travel Leaders Agencies Honored Nationally With 2018 “Agency of Excellence” Award

June 18, 2018

These winners exemplify how, through the use of Travel Leaders programs and promotions, agency owners can achieve extraordinary success and provide unparalleled service for their clients…

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 18, 2018) — Travel Leaders Network recently announced the 26 winners of its coveted “Agency of Excellence” award. The winners of the annual award represent the very top echelon among hundreds of Travel Leaders franchise members. This premier distinction is bestowed upon the highest qualifying Associate agencies across the United States that demonstrate excellence in business leadership and success.


“Our Agency of Excellence awardees are a select group of Travel Leaders agency owners who are extremely passionate about working with their clients, whether it is creating a once-in-a lifetime luxury trip or providing immediate assistance when unforeseen travel delays impact their itineraries,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “These winners exemplify how, through the use of Travel Leaders programs and promotions, agency owners can achieve extraordinary success and provide unparalleled service for their clients. I am extremely proud to present the Agency of Excellence award to each of these Travel Leaders members.”


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, living up to the motto “Travel Better with Travel Leaders.”


The 2018 honorees received their awards during a special ceremony held today at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas during EDGE: Educate, Discover, Gather and Evolve, the annual International Conference of Travel Leaders Network.


Recipients of the 2018 Travel Leaders Agency of Excellence award include:


  • Lois Van Dyck and Sarah Nelson – San Jose, CA
  • Arvid & Patricia Olson, Lindsay Hardy and Denise Palumbo – Palm Coast, FL
  • Louise & Paul Lascik – Suwanee, GA
  • Anne & Duane Jasper – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Ann Waters – Fort Wayne, IN
  • Debbie Sebastian – Danville, KY
  • Jason Block, Jay Ellenby, Terry Denton – Bel Air, MD
  • Diane Mullahy – Framingham, MA
  • Katherine Rosevear – Plymouth, MI
  • Bonnie & Walt Lee – Albertville, MN
  • Sandy & David Lovick, Sr., David Lovick Jr. – Maple Grove, MN
  • Sara Butruff – Apple Valley, MN
  • Cynthia Tyo – Fargo, ND
  • Tom Carlsen & Pat VanFossen – New York, NY
  • Dave Hershberger and Robin Hershberger – Cincinnati, OH
  • Judy Clappin – East Greenwich, RI
  • Linda Bourgeois – Memphis, TN
  • Barbara Leone May – Memphis, TN
  • Christy Prescott – San Antonio TX
  • Bruce & Carol Horner – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Sondra Wilson and Julie Harrington – Richland, WA
  • Alex Trettin and Teri Trettin – Tacoma, WA
  • Dennis & Linda Heyde – Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Rebecca Naugler and Kathy Davig – La Crosse, WI
  • Mary Miller and Pam Wencel – Middleton, WI
  • Dale Rauwerdink – Sheboygan, 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, visit  TravelLeaders.com or call 800-335-TRIP (8747).


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Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeaders.com), assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually, and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Representing approximately 6,800 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs empower member agencies to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, grow their business and lead the industry. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.


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