TravelOnly Honours AmaWaterways’ Co-Founders

During its recent 45th anniversary conference in Las Vegas, TravelOnly presented AmaWaterways’

president and co-founder, Rudi Schreiner and executive vice-president and co-founder, Kristin Karst with its Canadian Ambassador Chairman’s Award.

The award recognized the duo’s outstanding leadership, innovation and contribution to the Canadian travel industry community.

Schreiner and Karst personally accepted the award from TravelOnly’s founder and chairman, Patrick Luciani.

Sandra Gardiner, AmaWaterways’ director, national accounts for Canada was also on hand for the ceremony.

“Since the very beginning of AmaWaterways in 2002, our relationships across Canada have been remarkable, and we have a deep appreciation for the support we have received from our Canadian partners throughout the years,” said Karst.

She continued: “Like AmaWaterways, TravelOnly is family-owned and operated, so this award has particular meaning to us. In the three years since starting a formal partnership with TravelOnly, we have been amazed by the support we have received from their skilled home-based advisors who are passionate about the travel business and highly engaged with the training opportunities we provide.”

“TravelOnly’s Chairman Award is our way of recognizing those that have made a special contribution to the Canadian travel industry. This year’s honorees, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, are highly respected innovators, and as leaders of a family-owned and operated business, share the same passion for providing memorable vacations for clients as my Luciani family.”

In the photo

From left: Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder AmaWaterways; Ann Luciani, vice president TravelOnly; Gregory Luciani, president TravelOnly; Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder AmaWaterways; Patrick Luciani, chairman TravelOnly.