FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2016
Destination wedding and romance travel agency says “I DO!” to a new name and brand.
Minnesota, US – In response to continued growth and success in the wedding travel industry, Shelli’s Travel is officially becoming Romance Travel Group. Shelli’s Travel originated in 1998 as a full-service travel agency with one agent. The company soon found the romance travel niche and it quickly became its main focus and passion. As the popularity of destination weddings and romance travel grew, so did the need for bringing on quality agents to service the clients. This emerging niche and continued growth has prompted the company to reveal its new focus-driven brand, Romance Travel Group.
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
WHY IT RATES: Few industries rely on others in the business like the travel industry. To be recognized by your peers is a true accomplishment. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor
Having unveiled its new tagline – Your Success is Our Destination – communicating its longstanding commitment to the travel agent community, Travel Impressions is recognizing industry partners who have succeeded this past year by embracing this strategy and applying it.
The agent-dedicated operator’s 2015 ‘Partners of the Year’ awards honor those companies who best exemplify the level of teamwork and loyalty which have become a hallmark of Travel Impressions’ most successful relationships.
Partners of the Year for 2015 include:
Overall Partner of the Year: Cruise Planners
National Account Partner of the Year: Travelsavers
Host Agency Partner of the Year: Nexion
Northeast Partner of the Year: VIP Vacations
Southeast Partner of the Year: Travel Planners International
Central Region Partner of the Year: Shelli’s Travel
Western Region Partner of the Year: Montrose Travel
AAA Partner of the Year: AAA Northeast
Mankato, MN – January 6, 2016 – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Shelli’s Travel as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Destination Wedding and Honeymoon travel.
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Shelli’s Travel. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
SHELLI’S TRAVEL NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2016
MANKATO, MN/December 22, 2015—Shelli Nornes is pleased to announce that her company, Shelli’s Travel, has once again been selected as a winner of the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding planning source.
In 2016, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its tenth annual year, The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 provides an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, travel specialists and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.
Secaucus, NJ (September 09, 2015) – Travel Weekly announced the winners of The 2015 Magellan Awards. With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. The Magellan award is the award to win if you are in the business of travel.
Shelli’s Travel was honored to receive the 2015 overall “Travel Agent Innovation” award. “We are committed to giving our clients and agent team alike an experience that exceeds their expectations,” explains Shelli Nornes, owner and chief manager of Shelli’s Travel. “Technology and travel are two industries in a constant state of change. It is challenging and exciting to bring them together to create something valuable and unique for our clients and agents.”
Shelli's Travel receives prestigious 5 Diamond recognition by Karisma Hotels 2015
MANKATO, MN – FEB 11, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named Shelli’s Travel as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 for Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel for the third year in a row.
The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Shelli’s Travel. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
7th Annual Karisma GIVC Awards
2014 Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Ashley and Jonathan Mascagni knew their wedding at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya was going to be epic, but they had no idea it’d reach the level of Rock Star Status. The couple said “I Do” this past October, and it just so happened to be the same weekend that Bret Michaels was in town to officially unveil the Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite, a completely custom luxury experience featuring a personal fitness center; private sky terrace complete with hot tub and fire pit; and one-of-a-kind Camaro SS pool table.
After meeting the couple and learning they’d be tying the knot the same night he was scheduled to perform at Heaven Lounge, the rock star invited the two to a private performance after their celebration.
August 18, 2011 9:42 PM - DestinationWeddings.com announced winners from the second annual DestinationWeddings.com Symposium. The DestinationWeddings.com Symposium, hosted by El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels and DestinationWeddings.com, represented the largest group of destination wedding specialists together at any one time with 100 Certified Destination Wedding Specialists present. Awards were given in the Top Weddings Producers Karisma, Top Producers in General, and DestinationWeddings.com Awards categories.
2010 - Karisma Hotels & Resorts Awards
In 2010, Shelli Nornes, owner of Shelli's Vacation Travel, was officially recognized as part of this elite group of both GI Vacation and Wedding Consultants and was awarded 2 significant industry accolades by Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
And, adding to this accomplishment in 2011 and 2012, Shelli received 4 additional awards for:
Now that our 3rd Annual DestinationWeddings.com symposium is in the history books, we wanted to share this year’s award recipients with everyone. Please join me in congratulating the achievements of this year’s winners:
2009 - Riu Resorts Recognition