2020 Travel Market Super Stars Granted by ASTA – TravelPulse

9September 2020

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) honored the travel industry’s best during its first-ever virtual conference, which took place at the end of August.

“As the national trade association for the travel advisor neighborhood, ASTA combines all sections of the market and makes every effort to promote quality within the trade,” stated ASTA President & & CEO Zane Kerby. “We’re happy to use the celebration of ASTA Global Live to lift up those experts and business who are making lasting and meaningful contributions to the travel industry throughout the most hard times in our history.”

The Travel Advisor of the Year award was devoted to all ASTA travel advisors in honor of their tireless efforts to help clients make it home securely as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold around the globe.

ASTA welcomes people to read their hero stories on its consumer-facing website, TravelSense.org.

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ASTA also handed out provider awards throughout the conference. The following are the winners:

Partner Business of the Year: AmaWaterways

Partner Representatives of the Year: Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean International

Airline Partner of the Year: American Airlines

Transport Partner of the Year: Business Holdings

GDA Partner of the Year: Sabre

Hotel Partner of the Year: Marriott

Ocean Cruise Line Partner of the Year: Royal Caribbean International

River Cruise Line Partner of the Year: AmaWaterways

Tour Operator Partner of the Year: Apple Leisure Group

Travel Insurance Coverage Partner of the Year: Allianz

North American Destination Partner of the Year: Discover Puerto Rico

International Destination Partner of the Year: Croatia

Innovation & & Deal Partner of the Year: ARC

Sustainability Partner of the Year: G Adventures

Supplier Medal of Excellence: Royal Caribbean International

ASTA also honored its members, chapters and partner organizations, including:

ASTA Consortia of the Year: Virtuoso

ASTA Consortia of the Year: Signature Travel Network

ASTA Travel Advisor of the Year: All ASTA Travel Advisors

ASTA Host Company of the Year: SANCTUARY Travel Network

ASTA Franchise Partner of the Year: Cruise Planners

ASTA Chapter of the Year: Long Island ASTA Small Company Network Chapter

ASTA Chapter on the Rise: ASTA Central Atlantic Chapter

ASTA Chapter President of the Year: Leila Dada, Arizona Chapter President

ASTA Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award: Karolina Shenton, The Cruise Web, Inc.

. ASTA International Chapter of the Year: ASTA Myanmar Chapter

ASTA International Chapter President of the Year: Kyaw Bohne Naing, ASTA Myanmar Chapter

ASTA Regional Director of the Year: Debra Belchak, Mid-Michigan SBN Chapter President

ASTA Young Professional Society (YPS) Award: Summertime Corbitt, Director Marketing & & Sales at Uniglobe Travel Center

ASTA Member Service Award: Lake City Travel and Cruises, Seattle

ASTA Member Service Award: Rosenlund Travel Service, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Spirit of ASTA Small Company Network Awards

David M. Thrower Member of the Year: Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations

Chris Kai’aokamalie Provider Liason of the Year: Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean International

Tonya Hancock Supplier Partner of the Year: Royal Caribbean International

ASTA Small Company Network Star Award: Eddie Woodham, ASTA Board Member, Southeast Regional Director and South Florida Chapter President

ASTA Small Company Network Exemplar Award: AmaWaterways

ASTA Small Business Network Prototype Award: Celeb Cruises

Source: travelpulse.com

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