Travel Professionals International (TPI) recently hosted nearly 400 travel advisors and their guests, travel industry partners and head office staff at the historic TPI 20th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Riviera Princess Theatre, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
At the event, TPI presented a total of 33 sales awards across 19 categories and recognized a further 164 of its travel advisors on their achievements in travel sales through TPI’s Velocity travel advisor recognition and rewards program.
“The fact that we’re able to recognize such a high number of award recipients is a true testament to the success of our travel advisors and of our business model,” said TPI president Morris Chia (pictured), “and I couldn’t be more pleased with our mutual success after 20 years.”
The event was kicked off in dramatic fashion with a special 15-minute performance by a local Latin dance troupe before attendees feasted on a special Caribbean-themed barbecue dinner. Chia then took the attendees on a walk down memory lane, including photos, video, and remembrances that moved the room of 400 people to their feet in a standing ovation as he emphasized the importance of relationships in the travel industry and the importance of building in your dreams for the future in each waking day.