During its 15th International Conference and Trade Show at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, honoured its top producing member agencies and highest rated preferred suppliers – which included a number of Canadians. The 2013 awards recognized 10 of the organization’s most successful member agencies and 15 top preferred supplier partners in 12 categories for Canada, the US and North America overall. “Our agency award winners employ some of the top professional travel consultants our industry has to offer. We continue to recruit, train, and retain only the most successful agency owners in North America and we look forward to honoring them each year at this time,”said vice-president, Canada, Christine James (pictured). “Each of our 2013 recipients is truly deserving of their respective awards. Our members’ success is our success, and we appreciate everything these agencies do to provide value to their clients and enhance the vacation experience by promoting and selling the fabulous products our preferred supplier partners make available.”Chairman’s Awards were given to the Canadian and US agencies with the highest preferred supplier sales in 2012. A total of six agencies earned the President’s Award for largest preferred supplier sales growth in three categories in 2012. The winners include: 2013 Chairman’s Award: Robert Q Travel, Nancy Woodworth (London, Ont.); 2013 President’s Award: Canadian Large Agency – KVI Travel, Kyle Oram (Kelowna, BC), Canadian Medium Agency – Swan Valley Travel, Nicole Zell (Swan River, MB), Canadian Small Agency – The Destination Experts, Deanna Byrne (Middle Sacksfield, NS); 2013 CruisePRO Member of the Year: KVI Travel, Kyle Oram (Kelowna, BC); 2013 Top Newcomer Member of the Year: Canadian Agency – Custom Travel Solutions, Beth Gardner (Calgary, AB). This year’s preferred supplier winners are: North American Pinnacle Cruise Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International; North American Pinnacle Car Partner of the Year – The Hertz Corporation; North American Pinnacle Hotel Partner of the Year – Marriott International; Canadian Pinnacle Insurance Partner of the Year – RBC Insurance; Canadian Pinnacle Tour Partner of the Year – Globus family of brands; Canadian Agency Field Sales & Support Partner of the Year – Globus family of brands; Canadian Technology Partner of the Year – G Adventures; Canadian Travel Agent Training Partner of the Year – Thomas Cook Group; Canadian Travel Agency Reservations & Services Partner of the Year – Sunwing Travel Group; Canadian Client Value & Satisfaction Partner of the Year – WestJet Vacations; Canadian Marketing Partner of the Year – Royal Caribbean International; Canadian Trade Channel Support Partner of the Year – RBC Insurance.