Best in Class: The American Society of Travel Advisors Congratulates Award Winners at Global Convention

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) recognized the superstars of the travel industry last week at the ASTA Global Convention (AGC) in Chicago, August 23-25.

During the convention, attended by almost 1,000 travel advisors, suppliers and industry professionals, the Society recognized frontline travel advisors and agency owners who go above and beyond in caring for their customers as well as those suppliers most supportive of the trade as voted on by ASTA members.

“As one of the travel industry’s premier organizations, ASTA strives to promote excellence within the trade,” said ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby. “We’re pleased to use the occasion of our annual convention to lift up those professionals and companies who make lasting and meaningful contributions to the travel industry.”

Voted by the ASTA membership, supplier awards are given to companies and individuals who recognize the value of agency community:

Partner Company of the Year: AmaWaterways
Partner Representative of the Year: Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean

Airline Partner of the Year: American Airlines
Transportation Partner of the Year: Enterprise Holdings

GDS Partner of the Year: Sabre
Hotel Partner of the Year: Marriott International

Ocean Cruise Line Partner of the Year: Royal Caribbean
River Cruise Line Partner of the Year: AmaWaterways

Tour Operator Partner of the Year: Apple Leisure Group
Travel Insurance Partner of the Year: Allianz Global Assistance

North American Destination Partner of the Year: Hawaiian Islands
International Destination Partner of the Year: Visit Croatia

Technology & Transaction Partner of the Year: National Transaction Corporation
Sustainability Partner of the Year: Hurtigruten
Supplier Medal of Excellence: Royal Caribbean

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