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TPI named Best of the Best Agency & Top Host Agency in Canada at Sandals Awards 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

TPI named Best of the Best Agency & Top Host Agency in Canada at Sandals Awards 2018

Travel Professionals International (TPI) was once again named the Top Host Agency in Canada and also one of the Top 10 Agencies Worldwide at the 17th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) Awards.

The gala ceremony was held earlier this month at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

During the STAR Gala awards, TPI received many accolades including being named ‘Best of the Best Agency’ thanks to high sales productivity from its independent advisors between Aug. 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.

TPI received additional Regional recognition by being awarded Western Canada Top Butler Elite Travel Agency and Western Canada Top Sandals Travel Agency award.

“Being recognized with awards such as these truly shows the strength of the TPI organization and the commitment our advisors have to supporting our preferred partners,” says TPI’s CEO Zeina Gedeon, who was on hand to receive the awards.

“Our Advisors work hard every day to find the perfect vacation for their clients, and their commitment to Sandals and Beaches is really is impressive.”

Gedeon says TPI put a heightened focus around the Sandals Certification program and TPI covered the registration fees for Advisors who wanted to grow their knowledge for the Sandals and Beaches brands. “Clearly continuing education has paid off, it’s amazing to be recognized with so many awards as we head into our 25th year of business.”

Here’s a list of all the awards won by TPI agents at this year’s STAR gala…

  • Best of the Best Agency Recognition Award: Travel Time TPI
  • Chairman’s Royal Club Members: Lois Barbour, Kim Hartlen
  • Top Butler Travel Agency
  • Top Sandals Travel Agency
  • Top Host Travel Agency
  • Top Sandals Travel Agency: Kim Hartlen Travel
  • Top Ten Travel Agencies

Lois Barbour of Travel Time TPI and Kim Hartlen of Kim Hartlen Travel TPI were both named to the Chairman’s Royal Club, recognizing the world’s top performing agents for Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts. 

Additionally, Barbour was named Best of the Best Agency and Hartlen Travel was named top Sandals Travel Agency for outstanding sales performance.

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