Travel Leaders Network Wins Travel Agency Innovator Award at Cruise Lines International Association’s CRUISE360 Conference

April 24, 2017

We could not have achieved this major industry honor without the collective efforts of everyone who is a part of Travel Leaders Network…

The prestigious award represents the top agency member demonstrating innovation in promoting cruise travel


Plymouth, MN (April 24, 2017) – On Saturday, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) honored Travel Leaders Network ( with its prestigious 2017 Travel Agency Innovator Award. The recognition was formally bestowed on Travel Leaders Network during the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards dinner at the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Travel Leaders Network – the travel industry’s largest travel agency organization – is comprised of nearly 7,000 locations in both the United States and Canada offering both innovative franchise (Associate) and consortium (Member) solutions depending on each individual agency’s objectives and needs.


“We are incredibly humbled and thrilled to receive this monumental award, and for Travel Leaders Network to be recognized by CLIA as the industry’s leader in innovations that help our Member agencies increase their cruise sales,” noted John Lovell, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network, Leisure Group and Hotel Division. “We could not have achieved this major industry honor without the collective efforts of everyone who is a part of Travel Leaders Network. From education and training to our events, from technology to industry relations, and from our field and support teams to marketing and public relations, everyone has played a role in achieving this prestigious award.”


The Travel Agency Innovator Award is given to the CLIA Travel Agency Member who has demonstrated innovation in their approach to promoting cruise travel and growing their cruise travel sales. Travel Leaders Network offers its Members access to proprietary technology, such as AgentMate, CruisePRO, and Agent Profiler. AgentMate was developed as a fully-integrated CRM system and also features a complete communications management solution including automated and customizable client messaging and an AgentMate app for smartphones, so members have access to the system and all client information in the palm of their hand. CruisePRO is a cruise booking system, available exclusively to Travel Leaders Network Members, that allows agents to more easily search, compare, sell, book, and manage their cruise vacations – all in one system.


The proprietary, award-winning, lead generation tool known as Agent Profiler promotes the expertise of Travel Leaders Network’s travel agents through their own customized bios and has become the most recognized authority on the internet for booking travel directly with a highly skilled travel agent. Travel Leaders Network’s travel agents, including those specializing in cruising and river cruising, highlight their expertise and specializations with a particular destination or travel interest specialty. Their detailed profiles are displayed on, where consumers then have the opportunity to connect with the travel expert that best meets their particular travel needs.


Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – visit Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.


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About Travel Leaders Network

Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (, the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.

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