2023 Agents’ Choice Awards Gala Has The Industry Buzzing

The industry is still buzzing following the 2023 Agents’ Choice Awards Gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto last week.

Baxter Media — along with its presenting and feature sponsor partners – pulled out all the stops as it brought the industry together to celebrate the 40 supplier favourites of Canadian travel advisors from coast to coast to coast.

Social media posts from those attending the dazzling affair were rich with praise for the Canadian travel industry’s signature annual awards event.

Sean Russo, Sales Manager, Canada, Virgin Voyages, wrote: “Thank you for an amazing evening. Always my favourite awards show — hands down!”

Lisa M. Pierce, Vice President Global Sales & Air Canada Vacations, posted: “Thank you, Wendy McClung and the entire team at Baxter Media for always so eloquently telling all the great stories of our industry and for giving us all a chance to get together and celebrate!”

Posting on LinkedIn, the group from Independent by Flight Centre wrote: “It was an incredible evening of celebration as industry colleagues gathered together to honour the remarkable achievements of travel professionals, and it was truly a night to remember.”

The posted continued: “A special thank you goes to Baxter Media for hosting this fabulous event, which provided a platform to recognize the outstanding work and unwavering dedication of our industry. The atmosphere was electric, and it was a joy to celebrate alongside such talented individuals.”

While Lisa Connell, Director of Sales, Canada – Royal Caribbean International, wrote: Thank you to … Baxter Media for your support over all these years and to our incredible travel partners for your unwavering support of my team & Royal Caribbean International voting us the Best Cruise Line (large ship category) for the past 19 years! We are truly humbled and promise even more amazing WoWs in 2024!”

Anderson Vacations posted: “We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with all of you! Last night, Anderson Vacations was honoured with the prestigious title of Baxter Media’s Agent’s Choice Favourite Tour Operator in Canada. It’s an incredible achievement that we are immensely proud of!”

The post continues: “On top of that, our very own Darcie Guarderas was chosen as Favourite Supplier Representative! This recognition is a testament to the hard work, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service that our team consistently delivers. We couldn’t have achieved this without the unwavering support and trust of our valued clients and partners …”

In another LinkedIn post, Melanie Paul-Hus, director for Canada at Atout France, wrote: “Thank you Baxter Media for an unforgettable Agents’ Choice Gala. It was a great honour to accept, on behalf of Atout France Canada the award for Favourite Tourist Board – Europe/Middle East/Africa category. 1000x merci to all the travel counsellors who voted and showed our team their appreciation.”

See you next year at Agents’Choice 2024.

In the meantime, check out the 2023 Agents’ Choice Awards picture gallery … just CLICK HERE.