TL Network Announces Affiliate Member Awards
Winners demonstrated grit, commitment and selflessness during pandemic year
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 20, 2021) – TL Network (TLN), the largest network of travel agencies in North America, today announced the winners of its Canadian Affiliate member awards at EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve), the network’s 2021 international conference and trade show. All winners are TLN Canadian Affiliate agencies in good standing and were chosen by the consortia’s executives as examples of agencies embodying the attributes of their award.
The global pandemic continues to affect travel advisors,” commented Roger Block, President of Travel Leaders Network. “This year’s Affiliate member awards are given to those who are not only all-around excellent travel advisors, but also business owners who have persevered and thrived in various ways.
LaSalle Travel Services, Inc., based in LaSalle, ON, was named the Champion of Supplier Partners. Owned by Jacqueline Mizon, this agency has gone above and beyond when it comes to supporting TLN’s preferred suppliers. LaSalle Travel Services has not only actively promoted these suppliers but has been a tireless champion in encouraging other travel advisors to do so as well.
Victoria, BC’s KVI Travel was given the Member Engagement Star Award. This award recognizes an agency that has been a prolific user of TL Network’s vast sources of support, such as programs, tools and educational offerings. The Member Engagement Star Award winner is expected to have leveraged these programs to successfully manage their business. KVI Travel is owned by Kyle Oram.
The Peer-to-Peer Service Award winner, Cruise Holidays of Oakville, located in Oakville, ON, has generously shared their time and knowledge with their fellow TLN members, TLN management and the travel industry. Lola Vassiliadis is the owner of Cruise Holidays of Oakville.
Also known as the “MacGyver Award,” the Resourceful Response to 2020 Challenges winner has adapted to the numerous challenges COVID-19 brought to the travel industry. This agency worked hard to diversify their revenue sources, maintain excellent customer service and figure out innovative ways to reduce their business risk. The award was given Dennis Laliberte of Newwest Travel in Edmonton, AB.
The 2021 President’s Award winner is someone who embodies each of the award attributes, in addition to showing sales success and being a top member of TL Network. Carlton Montaut of Centre Holidays Inc. in Mississauga ON is this year’s honoree.
“I am deeply proud of all the Affiliate Award winners,” said Christine James, Vice President, TL Network Canada. “This year more than ever, these agencies have fought through challenges that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. Our recipients have much to be proud of, and I know that they are on the road to continued success.”
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network provides to agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – can visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com.
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About TL Network (Canada)
TL Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. TL Network represents approximately 6,000 travel agency locations in Canada and the United States. TL Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel advisors’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. TL Network Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Travel Leaders Network, LLC, which is an Internova Travel Group company.