Celebrity Cruises recognises agents at its first Travel Agent Appreciation Awards

Luxury cruise line, Celebrity Cruises, has thanked travel agents and trade partners from across the UK and Ireland with its first Travel Agent Appreciation Awards. Rewarding their hard work throughout 2014, winners included Readers Offers Limited, Iglu.com, TUI Travel and Trailfinders

The event took place on Thursday 15 January at the Ham Yard Hotel, London. Attendees included more than 40 trade partners and 11 awards were presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional performance over the last 12 months.  

Nicki Tempest-Mitchell, director of sales, UK & Ireland, Celebrity Cruises said:   “I want to congratulate each of the winners on their achievement. We have introduced the Travel Agent Appreciation Awards as a way to say thank you to our hardworking trade partners and to recognise their support and commitment to our business in a special way. We hope each of the winners will display their accolade with pride and that it inspires all of our partners to continue to drive for excellence.”  

The full list of winners at Celebrity Cruises’ Travel Agent Appreciation Awards includes:
  Top Cruise Specialist for Revenue – Readers Offers Limited
Top Cruise Specialist for Guests – Iglu.com
Top Cruise Specialist with Highest Growth – Cruise.co.uk
Top Consortia, UK – Advantage Travel Centres
Best Performing Multiple agency – TUI Travel
Top Homeworking Travel Agency – Travel Counsellors
Top Independent – Trailfinders
Best Newcomer with Highest Growth – Kuoni
Top Consortia, Ireland – World choice Ireland
Top Agency, Northern Ireland – Oasis Travel
Top Agency, Republic of Ireland – E-Travel  

The Travel Agent Appreciation Awards follow the significant enhancement and investment into Celebrity Cruises' agent partnerships such as the recent launch of the Celebrity Rewards loyalty programme. Launched on 1 November 2014, the programme offers agents the chance to accrue points which can be exchanged for gifts such as luxury perfume and handbags, Apple products and even cruise holidays. 3,700 agents are currently registered and enjoy gifts and rewards in return for their sales.

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