CANADIAN AGENTS SHINE BRIGHT AT 11th ANNUAL SANDALS TRAVEL AGENCY RECOGNITION (S.T.A.R.) AWARDS

Friday, December 21, 2012 | Related Categories: Travel Industry - General

An impressive Canadian delegation was among the 400 travel agents from North America and Latin America honoured during the 11th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards held earlier this month at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Nassau.

The S.T.A.R. Awards was established in 2002 to recognize and celebrate top producing travel agencies for their exemplary sales performance and marketing expertise in a number of categories on a regional, national and worldwide level.

“We take great pride in our relationship with travel agents and understand the importance of their hard work to our continued success,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “Every year we take the time to honour the excellent achievements of our invaluable partners and renew our commitment to them.” 

Canadian agents won several of the evening’s top awards, including the Rising Star Award, a Chairman’s Award and a President’s Award.  Two Canadian agents were also recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards and two Canadian agencies were named to the worldwide top ten list.  

The list of Canadian winners from the 2012 S.T.A.R. Awards include: 

 RISING STAR AWARD – WORLDWIDE

  • Voyages Anne Travel – Rockland, ON  

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD – WORLDWIDE – CANADA 

  • tripcentral.ca – Bedford, NS

PRESIDENT’S AWARD – WORLDWIDE – CANADA  

  • Travel Time TPI – St. John’s, NL

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – WORLDWIDE 

  • Kathy Kennedy – One Love Honeymoons, Pointe Claire, QC

  • Ray Warner – Travel Is, Upper Tantallon, NS

TOP TEN TRAVEL AGENCIES – WORLDWIDE

  • itravel2000.com – Mississauga, ON

  • LoyaltyOne Travel – Toronto, ON

TOP SANDALS TRAVEL AGENCY CHAIN – WORLDWIDE 

  • Flight Centre Canada 

TOP BEACHES TRAVEL AGENCY CHAIN – WORLDWIDE

  • Transat Distribution Canada

BEST OF THE BEST AGENCIES – CANADA

  • Travel Time TPI – St. John’s, NL

  • tripcentral.ca – Bedford, NS

  • Maritime Travel – Moncton, NB

  • One Love Honeymoons – Pointe Claire, QC

  • TravelOnly – Brantford, ON

  • itravel2000.com – Mississauga, ON

  • Red Tag Vacations – Mississauga, ON

  • Flight Centre Upper Canada – Newmarket, ON

  • Marlin Travel – Oakville, ON

  • Flight Centre Oshawa – Oshawa, ON

  • Marlin Travel – Ottawa, ON

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Peterborough, ON

  • tripcentral.ca – Sarnia, ON

  • Thomas Cook BelAir Travel – Scarborough, ON

  • Aimia / TD Travel Rewards – Toronto, ON

  • Flight Centre Associates – Toronto, ON

  • LoyaltyOne Travel – Toronto, ON

  • SellOffVacations.com – Toronto, ON

  • Thomas Cook Bel Air Travel – Toronto, ON

  • Goliger’s TravelPlus – Waterloo, ON

  • Valente Travel – Windsor, ON

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Winnipeg, MB

  • Travel Professionals International (TPI) – Winnipeg, MB

  • Vision 2000 Travel Group – Calgary, AB

CALL CENTER – CANADA

  • itravel2000.com – Mississauga, ON

 

NATIONAL AWARDS – CANADA

TOP SANDALS TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Flight Centre Oshawa – Oshawa, ON

TOP BEACHES TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Marlin Travel – Ottawa, ON

TOP GRAND PINEAPPLE TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Red Tag Vacations – Mississauga, ON

TOP DESTINATION WEDDING TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Travel Professionals International (TPI) – Winnipeg, MB

TOP GROUP BOOKING TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Maritime Travel – Moncton, NB

TOP HOME BASED TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA

  • Travel Professionals International (TPI) – Winnipeg, MB

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY CHAIN – CANADA

  • Flight Centre

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY BRANCH (by chain) – CANADA

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Peterborough, ON

Flight Centre

  • Flight Centre Oshawa – Oshawa, ON

Transat Distribution

  • tripcentral.ca – Bedford, NS

 

REGIONAL AWARDS – CANADA

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA (by regions)

  • Atlantic – Maritime Travel, Moncton, NB 

  • Quebec – One Love Honeymoons, Pointe Claire, QC

  • Ontario – Flight Centre Oshawa, Oshawa, ON  

  • Western – Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Winnipeg, MB 

TOP BUTLER SUITE TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA (by regions)

  • Atlantic – tripcentral.ca, Bedford, NS

  • Quebec – One Love Honeymoons, Pointe Claire, QC

  • Ontario – Durham Travel, Courtice, ON  

  • Western – Marlin Travel Plan It with Pam Holidays, Surrey, BC

TOP SUITE CONCIERGE TRAVEL AGENCY – CANADA (by regions)

  • Atlantic – Maritime Travel, Moncton, NB

  • Quebec – One Love Honeymoons, Pointe Claire, QC

  • Ontario – Marlin Travel, Ottawa, ON 

  • Western – Vision 2000 Travel Group, Calgary, AB