Canadian Suppliers Honoured At TL Network Edge Conference

Travel Leaders Network honoured its Canadian supplier partners during the 17th annual ‘Power of the Partnership’ (POP) Awards during its annual international conference, EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve), at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

TL Network Canada Vice President Christine James, said: “This year’s supplier partner honourees continually go above and beyond for our TL Network Canada agencies and their clients. These awards are voted in by our membership recognizing these suppliers for their commitment to our industry and our Travel Leaders Network family as inspiring, powerful and woven within our most cherished value- our partnerships.  We are proud to recognize each of them for the exceptional value and customer service they provide.”

The 2023 top supplier awards were chosen based on exceeding overall needs and providing tremendous support in specific areas of agent interest such as marketing, technology, sales support and education, and training.

This year’s best Sales and Service Partner of the Year was awarded to TravelBrands.

Overall Support Partner of the Year was awarded to Sunwing.

James noted that: “Our supplier partners are truly exceptional and to be recognized as the cream of the crop is an achievement these award winners can be very proud of. Both our members and suppliers work together daily to provide exceptional service and experiences to our mutual clients. We congratulate these suppliers who are being honored today on a job very well done.”

Travel Leaders Network also awarded many other supplier partners with POP Awards, including:


Most Creative Marketing: AmaWaterways

From l to r, are Alex Pinelo – AmaWaterways; Christine James – Travel Leaders Network; Sandra Gardiner – AmaWaterways; and Gary Murphy – AmaWaterways 


Mass Market Tour Partner: WestJet Vacations

Seen here, from l to r, are Shannon Cunningham – WestJet Vacations; Christine James – Travel Leaders Network; and Sevi Anagnostis – WestJet Vacations

Escorted Tour Partner of the Year: Globus family of brands

Christine James – Travel Leaders Network and Carla Brake, Director of Business Development – Globus family of brands 

Best Educational Programs: Manulife

Seen here, from l to r, are Jennifer Waver, Director National Sales; Christine James Travel Leader Network; and Shelley Kopys, Client Manager.

Adventure Tour Partner: G Adventures

Christine James – Travel Leaders Network and  David Green VP Global G Adventures 

Top Resort/Hotel Partner: Sandals

From l to r, are Christine James – Travel Leaders Network with Maureen Barnes – Smith – Sandals