Best in Travel Winners Based on Travel Agent Votes
Wilmington, Mass. (March 11, 2020) – World Travel Holdings and its brands including CruiseOne®, Dream Vacations, Cruises Inc. ®, Villas of Distinction® and Resort for a Day have earned six Gold and four Silver prestigious statuettes at the Travvy Awards, for every category in which they were nominated.
The annual Travvy Awards — known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry — were held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Gotham Hall in New York City to recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievement.
Suppliers, destinations and individuals from across the world of travel are eligible to submit their nominations to be considered annually for the honor of being recognized as an innovator in the industry. This year, more than 100,000 votes — the largest voting block of agents in history — were cast to determine the 2020 Travvy Awards winners.
With a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands and as one of the nation’s largest online and offline leisure travel companies, World Travel Holdings took home the Gold in the Large Retail Travel Agency category for the third time. World Travel Holdings caters to every kind of traveler and its extensive product offerings give customers the freedom to choose how they want to vacation — from luxurious villa and resort getaways to top-brand cruises visiting the world’s most popular destinations.
A member of the International Franchise Association and the number one franchise for military veterans, Dream Vacations/CruiseOne won Gold in the Best Travel Agency, Consortium, Cooperative or Franchise Group category. Dream Vacations/CruiseOne, along with its sister brand Cruises Inc., which is the original host agency in the U.S., were also recognized with three technology awards — Gold for Best Travel Technology Planner and Silvers for Best Travel Planning Technology (Travel Planner) and Best Travel Agent Reservations System (My Cruise Control) — for the resources they provide which enable agents to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. In addition, Cruises Inc. won Gold for Best Host Agency Website (CruisesInc.com) and Silver for Best Host Agency. The Dream Vacations/CruiseOne franchise opportunity gives entrepreneurs a choice in how they want to brand their travel business, and Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those interested in selling all types of travel experiences whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour.
Full-service premier luxury villa provider Villas of Distinction, which has an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations was recognized with two Golds for the Best Villa Rental Company Overall and the Best Vacation Packagers-Luxury categories. The luxury provider has gained its clients’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds the guest’s expectations. For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas.
The largest distributor of resort day passes, Resort for a Day, which gives cruise customers the unique opportunity to spend their day at some of the best resorts, won Silver in the Best Shore Excursions category. Resort for a Day’s resort partners are all conveniently located in more than 20 of the most popular cruise ports throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera and more. Resort for a Day works with travel agents and agencies nationwide, offering commission on all Resort for a Day passes.
“Winning any award is always an honor, but being recognized by travel agents and their clients make these recognitions even more meaningful,” said Brad Tolkin, co-chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings. “I am thrilled that we won in every category in which we were nominated. This wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our Dream Vacations/CruiseOne Franchisees, Cruises Inc. Independent Agents as well as the hard work of our employees who are continuously finding ways to take our brands to the next level through their innovation and dedication to delivering our customers remarkable experiences.”
For more information, a breakdown of categories and to view the full list of winners, please visit www.TravvyAwards.com.
For more information on World Travel Holdings and any of its brands please visit www.WorldTravelHoldings.com. World Travel Holdings is currently hiring virtual travel agents. For more information on joining this award-winning team, please visit the World Travel Holdings careers page.
About The Travvy Awards
The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement with a prize considered to be the Academy Awards of the travel industry. More than 100,000 votes — cast by the agents who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly — determined the very best in the travel industry. This represents the largest database of the nation’s foremost leisure-selling, independent travel agents in the country. The selections by agents reflect suppliers and destinations they believe provide the best overall service to their clients. For more information, please visit www.TravvyAwards.com
About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, resort vacations, car rentals, resort day passes and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private-label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country’s original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.