Hard Rock showed how they do things a little differently than everyone else, with the company’s first-ever Showstopper Awards at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya.
PAX was invited to attend the inaugural award ceremony, where AIC Hotel Group honoured the efforts of tour operators and travel agents who enjoyed the rock star treatment over three days. Attendees took in a private show by rapper Ja Rule on the opening evening, and after walking the red carpet to collect their award the following night, they were treated to another performance, this time by 90s rockers The Gin Blossoms.
“It's very important for us to hold an event like this because you are very important to our success,” said Ash Tembe, vice-president of global field sales, All Inclusive Collection. “We recognize the work of travel agents and we want you to have the Hard Rock experience! ''
The next Showstopper ceremony will be held at AIC’s new Unico Hotel Riviera Maya, scheduled to open in early 2017.
Canadian Showstopper winners
- Top Group Sales: Transat
- Top sales - wedding: Air Canada Vacations
- Top sales - overall: Sunwing Vacations
Top 4 WOW Producing agents
- Darci Huhn
- Deepa Mahal
- Jen Jackson
- Tammy Prost