Carnival Honours Top Travel Agencies


Two Canadian travel agencies were among the top 15 agencies Carnival Cruise Lines has honoured with its newly created “Excellence Awards.”

They are Expedia CruiseShip Centers Scarborough East (Scarborough, Ont.) and Expression Voyages (Magog, Que.).

Agencies were selected by Carnival’s sales team for their innovative marketing techniques, brand advocacy and sales success strategies.

“We created the Excellence Awards as a way to celebrate the many success stories we hear of travel agencies that are building incredible business practices through new and innovative methods,” said Joni Rein, vice-president of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Lines. “Rather than solely reward sales results, we wanted to highlight agencies who are showing growth through unique success strategies, as well.”

A Carnival sales leadership panel, led by Rein, evaluated all submissions from the sales field to select 15 “Excellence Awards” recipients based on the nominees’ strengths in each category.

Winners will attend an “Excellence Awards” celebration in Miami on Oct. 2. Attending travel agency representatives will receive complimentary airfare to Miami for the event, hotel accommodations, a meet-and-greet with top Carnival executives and a gala awards reception.