Nexion Travel Group Announces Top 2019 Supplier Partners

September 19, 2019

This is an opportunity to recognize those suppliers who are truly exceptional in partnering with our members and ensuring their clients enjoy an outstanding travel experience.

AmaWaterways honored as Best Overall Supplier Partner of the Year


IRVING, TX (September 19, 2019)  Nexion Travel Group, the leading host agency for travel professionals, has announced its 2019 Supplier Partners of the Year, chosen by Nexion Travel Group members across the United States and Canada. Members voted in over 21 categories. This year, AmaWaterways was announced as the Best Overall Supplier Partner for 2019, as well as winning Best River Cruise Line.


“These awards are chosen by those who work most closely with our supplier partners on a day-to-day basis —our travel advisor members,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group. “This is an opportunity to recognize those suppliers who are truly exceptional in partnering with our members and ensuring their clients enjoy an outstanding travel experience. We tremendously value their support, consistent product delivery and professionalism and take great pleasure in recognizing their efforts.”


The following suppliers were recognized during CoNexion 2019, Nexion Travel Group’s annual conference, held recently at Universal Orlando:


-Best Overall Supplier – AmaWaterways

-Best Contemporary Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International

-Best Premium Cruise Line – Celebrity Cruises

-Best Luxury Cruise Line – Regent Seven Seas Cruises

-Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways

-Best Package Tour Operator – GOGO Vacations

-Best Escorted Tour Operator – Globus family of brands

-Best Luxury Tour Operator – Tauck

-Best Specialty Supplier – Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations

-Best Rail Supplier – Rocky Mountaineer

-Best Domestic Airline – Delta Air Lines

-Best International Airline – United Airlines

-Best Ground Transportation Supplier – Enterprise Holdings

-Best Travel Insurance Supplier – Travel Insured International

-Best Hotel Supplier – IHG

-Best Technology/Booking Tool – Vax VacationAccess

-Best Travel Advisor Education Program – Princess Cruises

-Marketing Supplier Partner of the Year – Norwegian Cruise Line

-Best Supplier Business Development Manager – Alicia Steuart, Carnival Cruise Line

-Best Overall Canadian Supplier – Air Canada Vacations


Nexion Travel Group members also voted on the travel supplier who went above and beyond over the course of the year in providing support in one or more of the following categories: relief for hurricanes or other natural disasters, poverty, sustainable tourism, cultural heritage preservation and other philanthropic initiatives. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. was named the 2019 Supplier Humanitarian of Year.


“Nexion Travel Group is grateful to our suppliers for their partnership, and their investment in our members. Congratulations to the 2019 Supplier Partners of 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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