Travel Agent Appreciation

Karisma Celebrates Advisors At 14th GIVC Event

Karisma Hotels & Resorts recently hosted its14th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards (GIVC) at the newly opened Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya.

Over 200 travel advisors from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America were on hand for the event and had an inside look at the all-new resort, while also receiving admission to the awards ceremony which recognized 21 partners across the industry spanning multiple categories.

Marilyn Cairo, VP of Global Sales, said that: “The theme of this year’s awards ceremony was resilience. It was wonderful to recognize and celebrate our prized advisor partners who had to reinvent themselves over the last 18 months due to the pandemic. It’s been an incredibly challenging time, and we are most appreciative of these top-earning producers and suppliers.”This year, the ceremony acknowledged partners in 21 categories spanning top overall producers, top wedding producers, top producers by brand, top producers by region, Diamond & Elite levels, and the all-new Palm Award.

Symbolizing strength and silence, the Palm Award recognizes agents with strong roots and unwavering commitment to the Karisma Hotels & Resorts collection who are able to overcome challenges and obstacles that may come their way.

The Palm Award winners included James Berglie, Be All Inclusive; Mark Faldmo, Columbus Travel; Michelle Fee & Vickie Garcia, Cruise Planners; Monica Karnes, LaMacchia Travel; Sarah Bonsall, Sunset Travel; and Laure Poffenberger, Travel & Luxury Vacations.

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