16 franchises receive Agency of Excellence Award at annual EDGE conference in Orlando
ALEXANDRIA, VIA (October 20, 2021) – Travel Leaders Network (TLN), the largest network of travel agencies in North America, today honors 16 Travel Leaders franchises from across the country who have each received the coveted Agency of Excellence Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in leadership and business success.
The awards were presented at Travel Leaders Network’s annual EDGE conference, which took place Oct. 18-21 at Loews Royal Pacific & Sapphire Falls Resorts in Orlando. The conference brought together travel advisors and industry partners including airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts and tour companies.
Travel agency owners had an opportunity to stay ahead of industry trends through attending classes, networking with colleagues and supplier partners, hearing from industry experts and Travel Leaders Network leadership and accessing the tools they need to better serve their clients.
Each Travel Leaders agency was judged in multiple categories reflecting business growth, including use of Travel Leaders marketing programs, sales growth, especially among key supplier partners, participation in training programs to enhance service to their clients, participation in local and national business networking meetings and overall promotion of the Travel Leaders brand.
The winners represent the top echelon of Travel Leaders travel agencies, demonstrating the highest level of expertise and providing exceptional service to their business and leisure clients.
This year’s Agency of Excellence recipients are:
Louise and Paul Lascik, Four Seasons Travel, Johns Creek, Georgia
Ann Waters, Conference & Travel Services, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Anne and Duane Jasper, Destinations Unlimited, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Debbie Sebastian, Thomas Travel, Danville, Kentucky
Diane Mullahy, Happy Holidays Travel, Framingham, Massachusetts
Sandy Lovick and Dave Lovick, Market Square Travel, Maple Grove, Minnesota
Tom Carlsen and Patricia VanFossen, Envision Travel Holdings, Las Vegas, Nevada
Cindy Tyo, Travel Travel, Fargo, North Dakota
Angela “Angie” Hendricks and Bentley Hedges, Bentley Hedges Travel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Judy Clappin and Tom Mieczynski, Donovan Travel, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Linda Bourgeois, Travel Leaders Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Jackye Alton, Almeda Travel, Houston, Texas
Sondra Wilson and Julie Harrington, Columbia Basin Travel, Richland, Washington
Alex Trettin, Travel Center, Tacoma, Washington
Mary Miller and Pam Wencel, Middleton Travel, Middleton, Wisconsin
Dale Rauwerdink, Discovery World Travel, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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.
About Travel Leaders Network
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, with approximately 5,700 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network is part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group.