Romance Travel Group, (www.romancetravelgroup.com), a leading destination wedding travel agency, has been recognized by Travel Impressions (www.travelimpressions.com), one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a “Best of the Best” travel agency. The honor is bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners whose knowledge and expertise planning and executing memorable vacation experiences on behalf of clients has contributed to their status as a top performer for Travel Impressions.
Romance Travel Group received the award at Travel Impressions’ 23rd annual “Best of the Best” gala event, held at Breathless Riviera Cancun on an elegant stretch of the Riviera Maya coastline in Mexico.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of Travel Impressions’ ‘Best of the Best’ travel partners,” said Shelli Nornes, President/CEO of Romance Travel Group. “We work closely with Travel Impressions to ensure our couples receive the highest quality destination wedding and honeymoon experiences with premium amenities at attractive price points,” said Nornes. “The partnership allows us to maintain our high level of customer satisfaction and exceed clients’ expectations at every turn.”
Travel Impressions President Scott Wiseman adds, “I look forward every year to congratulating our most powerful partners in person at this extraordinary event. We value all of the agencies that make up our CommuniTI, but Best of the Best honorees are the backbone of our industry. They are the anchor agencies that put customer service at the forefront as they shape transformative experiences for our travelers.”
Travel Impressions “Best of the Best” conference and celebrations were attended by 300 delegates, including travel agents, journalists and representatives from some of the most in-demand and newest hotel and resort brands. The multi-day event featured insightful presentations by senior Travel Impressions leaders and industry experts, business-enhancing educational opportunities, hotel site inspections and other local excursions, including a charity drive hosted by Amstar DMC in conjunction with Huellas de Pan, a non-profit civil association that works to provide nutritious food to vulnerable people in the Cancun’s urban area.
For more information, contact Shelli Nornes at 507-267-4857 or visit www.romancetravelgroup.com.
Launched in 2008, the Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Program (GIVC) is limited to an elite group of travel agents who are obligated to meet specific standards and requirements in order to exceed extremely high expectations with regard to customer service and support. Each year, the event honors the industry’s top performing travel professionals during four days of celebrations, ceremonies and meetings at El Dorado Royale Spa Resort, by Karisma, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
On Friday December 8th Karisma Hotels & Resorts unveiled the award winners on the final evening of the company’s Eleventh Annual GIVC Awards and Sales & Marketing Forum, which drew over 600 agents. The 11th annual gala dinner awards were presided over by Armando Chomat, Executive VP for Sales and Marketing Worldwide for Karisma Hotels.
“This evening, with deep appreciation to Sr. Martínez and Sra. Dolores, we could not be more excited to provide our revered Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants with the recognition they have earned.” Romance Travel Group’s Shelli Nornes was named #1 Top Selling Agent (home based) in the United States, top 10 wedding agent and top sales agent for El Dorado, Azul and Generations resorts. The final and most esteemed award of the night, The Hall of Fame Award, was given to Ms. Nornes for making a significant impact on business and partnership. “What a night!” says Nornes. “Karisma has been a wonderful partner for many years and we love sharing these favorite resorts with our clients. Receiving the Hall of Fame award means the world to us. It is such an honor to be recognized like this.”
Romance Travel Group is known for their expert destination wedding, honeymoon and vacation planning. Having just celebrated 20 years in business this past June, Romance Travel Group is a long-time industry leader. For more information on Romance Travel Group, visit www.romancetravelgroup.com.
Again, travel agents have proven how important their contribution is to Jamaica's tourism industry by selling thousands of room nights worth millions of dollars.in revenue to the country.
The top 50 producing agents were recognized by the Jamaica Tourist Board at their all-white Travel Specialist Rewards ceremony at Moon Palace Jamaica in Ocho Rios, St Ann, earlier this month. The agents, representing the United States, the island's largest source market, Canada and the United Kingdom combined, sold over 130,000 room nights, earning US$39 million for the country.
“We love Jamaica!” exclaimed Shelli Nornes, President/CEO of Romance Travel Group, and one of the 50 top producing Jamaica specialists. “Our first Caribbean vacation was to Jamaica and we’ve been coming back each year ever since. We love that you know the minute you step off the plan that you’ve landed in Jamaica. The music, the food and the language all welcome us home. We love sharing our love for Jamaica with our clients.”
Romance Travel Group is a destination wedding and honeymoon focused travel agency based in the Midwest. Their focus on the all-inclusive resort experience lends itself well to the island of Jamaica. To learn more about Nornes and Romance Travel Group, visit www.romancetravelgroup.com.
Minnesota-based travel agency, Romance Travel Group, was honored earlier this month at the Karisma GIVC Awards at the El Dorado Royale Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Karisma Hotels has been a longtime partner with Romance Travel Group, and the agency is extremely excited and honored to be recognized by them for their achievements this year.
Romance Travel Group took home several awards for tops sales in destination weddings. Specifically, they received the Top Sales Growth Midwest Award (way to go, Lisa Ruchti!), the Top Generations Sales Award, The Top El Dorado Weddings Award, The Top Azul Weddings Award, a Diamond 2 Award, and two Diamond 4 Awards. Wow – that's quite the list, guys!
Karisma Hotels is a major leader in hospitality management and operates award-winning properties in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, Karisma focuses on providing exceptional services to their customers, and received worldwide recognition for its creative approach in hospitality management and innovative products.
Here's to a lifetime of partnerships! To book your expertly planned destination wedding to gourmet inclusive vacation today, visit www.romancetravelgroup.com or call 507-267-4857.