Travel Professionals International | 2014 | February

TPI Wins at Sandals STAR Awards

February 25, 2014

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and a member of Virtuoso, was recognized by Sandals Resorts at The 12th Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards, held December 2013, at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The S.T.A.R. Awards recognize outstanding sales performance among agents from around the world in selling Sandals, Beaches, and Grand Pineapple products.

TPI attendees at the Sandals STAR Awards (l-r): Jen Jackson, Thorold, Ontario; Donna Marshall, Barrie, Ontario; Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Susan Vincent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lois Barbour, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“Sandals has found an incredible partner in TPI,” said Gary C. Sadler, Senior Vice President, Sales, Unique Vacations Inc., worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts, “and we’re very honoured by their ongoing commitment and success in representing Sandals brands across Canada.”

As a top producing agency for Sandals, TPI was awarded:

– Best of the Best – Canada
– Top Home Based Agency – Canada
– Top Butler Sales – Atlantic Canada (given to TPI advisor Lois Barbour)

– Chairman’s Royal Club (given to TPI advisors Lois Barbour and Jen Jackson)

With Barbour and Jackson among its members, TPI has 2 of the 12 Chairman’s Royal Club travel advisors in all of Canada.

“It was an honour to receive these prestigious awards,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO. “Sandals has been a consistent supporter of TPI over the years and we are happy that our hard work in building a long-lasting relationship between our two companies has proven fruitful.”

Building on its partnership with Sandals Resorts, TPI is hosting its 2014 Velocity trip at Sandals Royal Bahamian, Bahamas. This annual luxury all-inclusive trip celebrates the achievements of TPI’s top producing advisors in its exclusive Velocity rewards program.