And the Award Goes to…. Celebrity Cruises Honors 2016’s Top Travel Agency Partners with Annual Awards

MIAMI – Dec. 15, 2016 – Celebrity Cruises is today celebrating the achievements of its top travel partners with its 2016 annual awards, recognizing the best of the best in the travel industry.

“The superb travel partners that we work with on a daily basis are the backbone of our business,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “We’re always developing new initiatives and programs to improve their business and strengthen our relationship, and sometimes the best way to do that is by simply saying ‘thank you’.”

“Our dedicated travel partners continuously help drive the success of our brand, so we are really honored  to recognize all their hard work, incredible passion and commitment to Celebrity Cruises,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service, Celebrity Cruises. “Our travel partners’ undeniable results are hands down one of the most rewarding parts of my job; we simply cannot say ‘thank you’ enough!”

Keith Lane, Vice President of Sales, Celebrity Cruises, added: “We work with so many amazing travel partners, and today we are awarding the very best and celebrating their success. Their passion for our business is exemplary and their support means a great deal to everyone at Celebrity. We are proud to continually offer our partners the Celebrity Commitment – real tools, real solutions, real people and better business.”

Celebrity’s 2016 award winners include:

  • Chairman’s Award: World Travel Holdings
    · President’s Award: Avoya Travel
    · Field Sales Account of the Year: Travel Planners International
    · Celebrity Cruises Rookie of the Year: Trendy Travel
    · National Accounts Account of the Year: AAA
    · North America Partner of the Year: Expedia and Expedia Inc.
    · Rising Star Account of the Year: Cruise-N-More
    · National Online Account of the Year: Crucon Cruise Outlet
    · Strategic Account of the Year: Online Vacation Center
    · Home-Based Account of the Year: CruisePlanners
    · Corporate Meetings and Incentives Account of the Year: 3D Destinations (3D Cruise Partners)
    · East Region Account of the Year: Direct Line Cruises
    · Canada Account of the Year: CAA Quebec
    · Central Region Account of the Year: AAA Club Alliance
    · West Region Account of the Year: ALTOUR
    · Inside Sales Account of the Year: Leisure Travel Enterprises
    · West Region Strategic Market Account of the Year: Auto Club Enterprises
    · East Region Strategic Market Account of the Year: Tourico
    · Central Region Strategic Market Account of the Year: Crown Cruises
    · Canada Region Strategic Market Account of the Year: Blowes Travel
    · Future Cruise Account of the Year: Dream Vacations/Cruise One