U.S. Travel Agencies Honored With “Power of the Partnership” Awards

June 13, 2019

Travel Leaders Network is proud to recognize and honor these affiliate member agencies for their outstanding business acumen, utilization of Travel Leaders tools and technology, demonstrated partnership with preferred suppliers and dedication to serving their clients.

The Awards Recognize Travel Leaders Network’s Most Successful Affiliate Member Agencies


NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (June 13, 2019) Travel Leaders Network – North America’s largest retail travel agency brand – honored its top affiliate member agencies in the United States during the 13th annual “Power of the Partnership” (POP) Awards. The award winners were celebrated on stage during the organization’s annual conference, EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve), at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.


Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network, also applauded their accomplishments and added, “These travel professionals are true leaders in their field and we are very proud to have them as members of the Travel Leaders family. The recognition they are receiving today is well-deserved and highlights the impressive work they are doing.”


The Chairman’s Awards were presented to the affiliate member agencies with the highest supplier sales in 2018, while recipients of Travel Leaders Network’s President’s Award are those affiliate member agencies with the largest supplier sales growth in 2018. The winners include:


Chairman’s Award


-Chairman’s Host Award – Cruises & Tours Unlimited; Chad Burt (Jacksonville, FL)


-Chairman’s Elite Award – Cruise.com; Anthony Hamawy (Dania Beach, FL)


-Chairman’s Pinnacle Award – Vacations To Go; Emerson Hankamer (Houston, TX)


President’s Award


-Coasters & Castles Travel; April Botta and Lynne Macolini (Middleboro, MA)


-Cruise Travel Outlet; Bill Walsh (Salem, NH)


-International Voyager; John Maguire (Morristown, NJ)


-Pavlus Travel Group; Craig Pavlus (Albuquerque, NM)


Top CruisePRO Booker


-Vacations To Go; Emerson Hankamer (Houston, TX)


New Member – Travel Leaders recognized the newest affiliate member who has demonstrated outstanding support for the network, along with its programs and tools.


-World Travel Holdings; Josh Tolkin (Wilmington, MA)


Top Worldwide and SELECT Hotels Program Booking Agency


-Travel by Pathfinders, Inc.; Kristi Lewis (Grosse Pointe, MI)


Top Distinctive Voyage Sales


-KHM Travel Group; Chantelle Nye (Brunswick, OH)


Top pinSIGHT Booker


-Pams Path to Travel; Pam Horst (Redwood City, CA)


Top Participant in the Network’s Program with American Express® –


-Pavlus Travel Group; Craig Pavlus (Albuquerque, NM)


Distinctive Voyages Awards – Travel Leaders Network recognized these advisors for exceptional participation in the network’s “Distinctive Voyages” program, which includes hundreds of sailings throughout the world that feature exclusive, complimentary amenities.


-Distinctive Voyager – Mary Ellen and Trevor Burton, SST Travel (Mooresville, NC)


-Excellence in Service – Karyn McNight, TerraMar Travel Inc. (Hemet, CA)


-Excellence in Service –Jill Skrzynski, Cruise Holidays (Rochester Hills, MI)


-Outstanding Marketing Campaign(s) – Garry and Anita Thompson, Cruise Holidays – Attheta Travel (Oklahoma City, OK)


For 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, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – visit  TravelLeadersNetwork.com.


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