Nexion Travel Group Announces 2018 Supplier Partners of the Year

September 25, 2018

I know everyone at Nexion joins me in congratulating all the winners and in expressing our appreciation for their tremendous partnership and support throughout the year

Royal Caribbean International Named Overall Partner of the Year


IRVING, TX (September 25, 2018) – Nexion Travel Group, the leading host agency for travel professionals, has announced its 2018 Supplier Partners of the Year as voted by Nexion members from across the U.S and Canada. Royal Caribbean International was named Overall Partner of the Year and was honored during a special presentation earlier this week on board the cruise ship Harmony of Seas, where Nexion Travel Group’s annual conference, CoNexion, is currently taking place.


“Our annual Supplier Partner of the Year awards are bestowed upon those suppliers who are truly at the top of their game when it comes to the products and services they provide to our members and their clients, along with the level of support and educational opportunities they offer our members,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group. “No one is in a better position to determine which suppliers are doing the best job than the thousands of travel advisors in our organization who are working with them and their products on a daily basis,” Friedman added.


Best Overall Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International
Best Premium Cruise Line – Celebrity Cruises
Best Luxury Cruise Line – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Contemporary Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International
Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways
Best Package Tour Operator – Funjet Vacations
Best Escorted Tour Operator – Globus family of brands
Best Luxury Tour Operator – Tauck
Best Specialty Supplier – Universal Orlando Resort
Best Rail Supplier – Rocky Mountaineer
Best Domestic Airline – Delta Air Lines
Best International Airline – Delta Air Lines
Best Rental Car Company – Enterprise Holdings
Best Travel Insurance – Travel Insured International
Best Agent Education Program – Princess Cruises
Best Agent Booking Tool – VAX Vacation Access
Best Supplier Sales and Customer Service – Royal Caribbean International
Best Business Development Manager (tie) – Alicia Steuart, Carnival Cruise Line, and Brandy Azamar, Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Canadian Supplier – Manulife Insurance


Also, a new category was established for 2018 for Humanitarian of the Year which sought member votes on the travel supplier who went above and beyond over the course of the year in providing assistance to support relief for hurricanes or other natural disasters, poverty, sustainable tourism, cultural heritage preservation and other philanthropic initiatives.


Humanitarian of the Year winners are: Carnival Cruise Line and United Airlines


“I know everyone at Nexion joins me in congratulating all the winners and in expressing our appreciation for their tremendous partnership and support throughout the year,” said Friedman.


All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email



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