Ensemble’s elite agents certainly delivered for their partners, posting the “best year in the organization’s history from a North American profit-sharing perspective” and celebrating the achievement with a seven-day Norse Legends cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam.
This year’s celebration marked the 10th year of formally honouring Ensemble members’ outstanding sales performance with its preferred partners.
“This was our first celebration using the ‘Ensemble Elite’ brand, a new name that so aptly describes this group of incredibly accomplished industry and business leaders,” observed Ensemble’s co-president, Lindsay Pearlman.
Pearlman said of the Ensemble Elite retailers that “They’ve demonstrated, along with their teams and supported by our powerful network of preferred partners, that they have what it takes to consistently deliver exceptional service, insider knowledge, and extraordinary itineraries to their clients.”
The celebratory event sailed roundtrip from Amsterdam with close to 50 Ensemble member agency executives from the U.S. and Canada and their guests being treated to a number of private experiences – including a premium wine tasting with the ship’s cellar master, an exclusive excursion viewing the Geiranger Fjord, and a special awards dinner atop Mount Aksla, which offered a panoramic view of Ålesund, the archipelago, and surrounding mountains.
In addition, participants attended special business meetings, led by Co-Presidents Lindsay Pearlman and Libbie Rice, to discuss trends and new initiatives planned or under discussion in the coming year. The program also featured informal discussion sessions for members with more than 20 supplier sponsors.
Ensemble Travel Group partners who helped make this year’s Ensemble Elite celebration a success were: AIG Travel, Inc., AM Lithographers, AmaWaterways, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Delta Air Lines, Delta Vacations, Globus family of brands, Holland America Line/Seabourn Cruise Line, Insight Vacations, Manulife, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Sunwing Vacations, Travel Impressions, TravelBound, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Viking Cruises, Vitesse Worldwide, WestJet Vacations, and Windstar Cruises.
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