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ACV hosts first "Simply The Best" awards for independent travel advisors

ACV hosts first "Simply The Best" awards for independent travel advisors
From left (of Air Canada Vacations): Krista Rothfuchs, area sales manager for independent advisors; Erminia Nigro, general manager, Ontario. (Supplied)
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Air Canada Vacations recently held its first virtual Simply the Best Awards, which recognized the outstanding efforts of independent travel advisors in the ACV@Home Program. 

Launched earlier this month, the ACV@Home Program has been designed to provide assistance, creative tools, and training to help grow a strong and dynamic community for travel professionals working from home.

"We are thrilled to be able to showcase the work of advisors within the ACV@Home program with this unique award ceremony,” said Nino Montagnese, vice-president at ACV, in a release on Thursday (March 2). “We’re proud to be able highlight the resiliency and determination of all independent travel advisors.”

Hosted by Krista Rothfuchs and Erminia Nigro from Air Canada Vacations, and emceed by Kelly Schmitt from Spoiled Agent, the event was attended by nearly 200 independent travel advisors that eagerly watched as their colleagues and peers were recognized in a number of categories. 

The agents in attendance also participated in fun games and won prizes. As well, exciting details were announced about what’s to come for the ACV@Home community of advisors.

Independent travel advisors were recognized in the following categories.

Rising Star: This category focused on advisors who have substantially grown their AirCanada Vacations sales from 2019 to 2022 and have displayed valiant effort to riseabove the difficulties of the past 3 years.

Top Diversified Sales: This category focused on advisors who have made a noticeable effort to sell across Air Canada Vacations’ diverse Sun, Europe, USA, Cruise and Canada product lines.

Top Overall Sales: Three top agents walked away with two air seats to any Sun destination Air Canada Vacations offers.

Top Group Awards: Six top producing group agents – A winner for each network

Top Group Sales Runner-Up: Six top group runner-up agents - a winner for each network. 

The categories outlined above each showcase the efforts of an agent across these host agencies: TravelOnly, Trevello, Centre Holidays, Nexion, Independent by Flight Centre and TheTravel Agent Next Door.

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