Celebrity Cruises has honored its top travel partners with accolades for all that they have accomplished in 2011. All agencies receiving top honors have earned the title of Partner of the Year, with one winner per region, and two agencies have taken the highest honor, being named overall "President's Award” winners. Travel professionals are a crucial component of Celebrity’s business, providing over 90 percent of Celebrity Cruises' bookings.
This year, Celebrity Cruises bestowed top honors on Crucon Cruise Outlet, naming it 2011 President’s Award Winner for North America Field Sales, and upon Expedia CruiseShipCenter, with the honor of being named the 2011 President’s Award Winner for National Accounts.
"We cannot stress enough how impressed we are by the efforts of Crucon Cruise Outlet and Expedia CruiseShipCenter, and how honored we are to partner with these two dynamic companies,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales, Celebrity Cruises. “They lead the way among our travel partners, all of whom are absolutely critical to our success in matching affluent vacationers with modern luxury vacation experiences.”
Joining Crucon Cruise Outlet and Expedia CruiseShipCenters as 2011 Partners of the Year are:
· Southeast Region Account of the Year: Cruise.com
· Central Region Account of the Year: AAA Allied Group
· Northeast Region Account of the Year: National Discount Cruise Company
· Canadian Region Account of the Year: CAA Quebec
· West Coast Region Account of the Year: The Cruise Company
· Inside Sales Account of the Year: Vision 2000 Travel Group
“From our modern luxury brand positioning to the amazing new lineup of destinations like Australia/New Zealand, Asia and the wine regions of France and Spain, from the introduction of new venues like The Lawn Club Grill and The Alcoves on our newest Solstice Class ships to the Solsticizing of our Millennium Class ships, our top travel partners never cease to embrace what makes the Celebrity brand unique and identify the right clients to enjoy the vacation experience of a lifetime,” said Keith Lane, Associate Vice President, Field Sales, Celebrity Cruises.