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.
For the third year in a row, Romance Travel Group was recognized for Travel Impressions' "Best of the Best" Award Gala, where invitations are based on travel sales, partnerships, trust, and loyalty. Romance Travel Group was one of only 35 travel agencies across the world that were honored with the highest achievement, the Globe Award, which was awarded at Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic on November 16th -19th.
Travel Impressions' "Best of the Best 2017" Award Gala provided travel agents with three full-days of exciting presentations, educational opportunities, and other fun activities in celebration of another successful year of partnerships.
Keynote speakers highlighted powerful marketing tools that can become an asset in running a travel agency, as well as the power of a creative branding strategy. The conference also discussed additional opportunities for partnerships and developing long-lasting relationships.
Romance Travel Group president and CEO, Shelli Nornes, had previously mentioned in 2016 that Travel Impressions' "appreciation of their top partners is very apparent not only by the amazing events they put on, but also by their efforts and willingness to go above and beyond for us throughout the year." She continues, "we are already on track for Best of the Best 2017!" Looks like Shelli was right. Way to go, Romance Travel Group! Here's to "Best of the Best 2018!"
For the best of the best travel and destination wedding planning, visit www.romancetravelgroup.com or call 507-267-4857.