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.
2017 TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Secaucus, NJ (September 8, 2017) – Travel Weekly announced the winners of the 2017 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 Awards honor outstanding design, marketing and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.
“This year’s winners represent the most talented and creative people in not just the travel industry but of any industry,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “They continue to raise the bar, to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience. Their work leaves a lasting impression on our expert judges and readers.”
Romance Travel Group has received the 2017 Magellan Award for best Marketing/Web Design. “We put a lot of thought into how we design and maintain our online image and website. We want it to be informative and helpful, while still showing off our personality and expertise,” comments Ross Nornes, COO and technology engineer for Romance Travel Group. “Winning this award is confirmation that we are doing things right.”
The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.
For a complete list of silver and gold winners, please visit www.travelweeklyawards.com.
To view the site, please visit www.RomanceTravelGroup.com.
AIC Hotel Group— the experiential brand offering an unrivaled vacation experience with limitless service and style—recognized Romance Travel Group for its outstanding achievement at their Second Annual Showstopper Awards recently held at UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya. With over 150 travel partners in attendance, Romance Travel Group proudly took home the Double Platinum Agent, Triple Platinum Agency, Top Wedding and the coveted Gamechanger Awards.
Reserved for top producers that exemplify excellence in every facet of production for the company’s properties, AIC Hotel Group’s Showstopper Awards acknowledges the company’s Tour Operator and Travel Agent partners throughout the US and Canada for their production to the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Winners were carefully selected based on production achieved for 2016, with the Brand Ambassador category recognizing best overall support of the hotel.
“AIC Hotel Group has always considered travel partners a critical part of the company’s growth and overall success,” says Ash Tembe, VP of Sales for AIC Hotel Group. “Their dedication to our hotels is widely acknowledged and valued by our sales team, as well as the properties and their staff. We look forward to an even brighter future together, and many more years of continued success.”
“We are so excited to have received these awards! Our agents work extremely hard at creating the perfect destination wedding, honeymoon and travel experiences for our clients, and it is an honor to be recognized for that,” says Shelli Nornes, President and CEO of Minnesota-based Romance Travel Group. “Our close partnership with the AIC Hotel Group means the world to us.”
For more information on Romance Travel Group, please visit www.RomanceTravelGroup.com or call 507-267-4857.
Romance Travel Group was chosen to attend the travel industry's most prestigious event in New York City. The 14th annual Travel Weekly Reader's Choice Awards was held at The Conrad on December 15, 2016. For the ninth year in a row, Karisma Hotels is voted Best Boutique Hotel Chain. Congratulations to our friends at Karisma! Well deserved!