Two Canadian travel agencies were among 15 honoured in Carnival Cruise Lines new Excellence Awards, selected by Carnival’s sales team for their innovative marketing techniques, brand advocacy and sales success strategies.
A Carnival sales leadership panel led by Joni Rein, vice-president of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Lines, evaluated all submissions from the sales field to select the recipients based on the nominees’ strengths in each category. Winners will attend an Excellence Awards celebration in Miami on Oct. 2, where they will take part in a meet-and-greet with top Carnival executives and a gala awards reception.
Agencies receiving a 2014 “Excellence Award” include Buffy’s Travel (Duarte, Calif.); Crown’s Adventures at Sea (Metairie, La.); CruiseOne - Allen (Anderson, S.C.); Cruises & Tours Unlimited (Jacksonville, Fla.); Expedia CruiseShip Centers Scarborough East (Scarborough, Ontario); Expression Voyages (Magog, Quebec); GalvestonCruises.com (Galveston, Texas); Guardian Travel (Chesapeake, Va.); International Voyager (Little Falls, N.J.); Interval Travel, Inc. (Miami); KHM Travel Group (Brunswick, Ohio); Marvel Travel, Inc. (Miami); Premier Vacations and Events (Memphis, Tenn.); Rovia, LLC (Plano, Texas); and Vacation Tour and Travel (Conway, Ark.).