EDGE is taking place this week at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, with some 1,400 delegates.
“The global pandemic continues to affect travel advisors,” says 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.”
Adds Christine James, Vice President, TL Network Canada: “I am deeply proud of all the Affiliate Award winners. 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.”
The 2021 winners are …
CHAMPION OF SUPPLIER PARTNERS
LaSalle Travel Services, Inc.
LaSalle Travel Services, Inc., owned by Jacqueline Mizon, 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.
MEMBER ENGAGEMENT STAR
This award recognizes an agency that has been a prolific user of TL Network’s 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.
Cruise Holidays 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.
RESOURCEFUL RESPONSE TO 2020 CHALLENGES (AKA ‘The MacGyver Award’)
The Resourceful Response to 2020 Challenges award went to Newwest Travel’s Dennis Laliberte. Newwest Travel worked hard to diversify their revenue sources, maintain excellent customer service and figure out innovative ways to reduce their business risk.
THE 2021 PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Centre Holidays Inc.
Carlton Montaut of Centre Holidays Inc. in Mississauga, ON is this year’s honoree. This winner is someone who embodies each of the award attributes, in addition to showing sales success and being a top member of TL Network.