Ensemble Travel® Group recently recognized its newest class of “Ensemble Elite” members with a special celebration held earlier this month at Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie in Morocco.
The annual event, which recognizes the organization’s top-producing members in the U.S. and Canada based on Ensemble preferred supplier sales in 2017, featured a number of customized sight-seeing, culinary, and shopping excursions exclusively created by Club Med for this special audience in concert with Ensemble’s newest partners – Sahara Experience and Morocco National Tourist Office.
In addition, several private dinners and receptions were held, including a night-to-remember evening hosted by long-time Ensemble partner AccorHotels and its Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakesh resort, which recently joined the Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection.
In addition, participants attended special business meetings, led by co-presidents Libbie Rice and Lindsay Pearlman, to discuss trends and new initiatives planned or under discussion in the coming year. The program also featured informal discussion sessions for members with supplier sponsors.
Said Rice: “2017 was a banner year for Ensemble and we congratulate our Ensemble Elite members for leading us down the path to record profits for many of our agencies. And 2018 looks just as promising with members reporting bookings up significantly across all products. It’s certainly a great way to close out our 50th anniversary year.”
The Ensemble Elite itinerary was specifically selected to fully immerse members into the property and destination that’s increasingly seen on many travelers’ bucket lists. Ensemble top producers’ guest quarters for the week were in Le Riad, a luxurious private enclave within the Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie grounds, which drew high marks from members.
In addition to the previously named sponsors, Ensemble Travel Group partners who helped make this year’s Ensemble Elite celebration a success were: AIG Travel, Allianz Global Assistance, AmaWaterways, Carnival Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Delta Air Lines, Delta Vacations, G Adventures, Globus family of brands , Holland America Line, Insight Vacations, Manulife, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Travel Impressions , TravelBound, Vacation Express /Sunwing Travel Group, Viking, Vitesse Worldwide, WestJet, and Windstar Cruises.