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The Winners List: The 2016 Travvy Awards Presented by Dream Vacations

Travel Agent | Tim Wood | January 07, 2016

The Winners List: The 2016 Travvy Awards Presented by Dream Vacations

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2016 Travvy Awards Presented by Dream Vacations. The award ceremony was held Jan. 6 at New York City's Gotham Hall. Winners were selected by voting among 39,000 participating travel agent voters.

AIRLINES

Best Airline Consolidator Overall

Winner: Centrav

Silver: SkyBird

Best Foreign Airline

Winner: Air Tahiti Nui

Silver: Interjet

CAR RENTALS

Best Fleet

Winner: Enterprise

Silver: Avis

Best International

Winner: Enterprise

Silver: Auto Europe

CRUISES & PORTS

Best Cruise Line Overall

Winner: Royal Caribbean International

Silver: Celebrity Cruises

Unless otherwise noted, awards listed with gold and silver winners respectively

Best Cruise Line, Alaska: Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line

Best Cruise Line, Asia: Crystal Cruises, Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruise Line, Australia: Celebrity Cruises, Seabourn

Best Cruise Line, Caribbean: Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line, Europe: Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Line, LGBT: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruise Line, South America: Celebrity Cruises, MSC Cruises

Best Cruise Line, Contemporary: Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line, Family: Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line, Luxury: Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best Cruise Line, Premium: Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line

Best Cruise Ship, Large Ship: MSC Divina

Best Cruise Ship, Luxury: Seven Seas Mariner, Seabourn Quest

Best Cruise Ship, Premium: Celebrity Eclipse, Viking Star

Best Cruise Ship, River Cruise: AmaBella, AmaSerena, Viking Cruises – The Viking Longships

Best Cruise Ship, Small Ship: Seabourn Sojourn, Celebrity Xpedition

Best Mid-Size Cruise Line, Central America: Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Holland America Line

Best Mid-Size Cruise Line, U.S. & Canada: Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line

Best Polar Expedition Operator: Hurtigruten, Abercrombie & Kent

Best Shore Trips/Excursions: ShoreTrips, Holland America Line

RIVER CRUISES

Best River Cruise Line Overall

Winner: AmaWaterways

Silver: Viking Cruises

Best River Cruise Line, Africa: Uniworld, Crystal Cruises

Best River Cruise Line, Asia: AmaWaterways, Uniworld

Best Cruise Cruise Line, Europe: AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways

DESTINATIONS

Best Honeymoon Destination Overall

Winner: The Islands of Tahiti

Silver: Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

Best Luxury Destination Overall

Winner: Mexico Tourism Board

Silver: Malta

Best Tourism Board Overall

Winner: Aruba

Silver: Switzerland

Best Honeymoon Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Fiji

Best Wedding Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Fiji

Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada: Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Bureau, Hawaii

Best Luxury Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora

Best Luxury Destination, Europe: Austria Tourism Office, Malta

Best Luxury Destination, Mexico: Riviera Nayarit, Riviera Maya

Best Business Travel Destination: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Best City Destination, Asia: Tourism Malaysia, Thailand

Best City Destination, South America: Chile Tourism, Santuario de las Lajas

Best Cruise Destination, Caribbean: Martinique Promotions Bureau, St. Maarten

Best Cruise Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Fiji

Best Cruise Destination, U.S. & Canada:  Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Hawaii

Best Culinary Destination, Asia: Tourism Malaysia, Philippines

Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean: Martinique Promotions Bureau, Puerto Rico

Best Culinary Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Fiji

Best Cultural Destination, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Samoa

Best Destination, Domestic LGBT: Las Vegas LVCVA, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Best Wine Destination, Europe: Austrian Tourist Board, Tuscany

Best Wine Destination, South America: Chile Tourism, Peru

Best Wine Destination, U.S. & Canada: I LOVE NEW YORK, Napa

Best Tourism Board, South Pacific: The Islands of Tahiti, Fiji

Best Tourism Board, The Americas: Martinique Promotions Board, Orlando

Best Tourism Board, U.S.: Las Vegas CVA, I LOVE NEW YORK

Best Tourism Board, Africa: South African Tourism, Namibia Tourism Board

HOTELS & RESORTS

Best Hotel Chain Overall

Winner: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Silver: All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

Best Family Hotel/Resort Overall

Winner: Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Silver: Blue Diamond Resorts

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort Overall

Winner: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Silver: Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort Overall

Winner: Sandals Resorts International

Silver: Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Best All-Inclusive Resort Chain, Luxury: Sandals Resorts International, AMResorts

Best All-Inclusive Resort Chain, Mid-Market: All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, Blue Diamond Resorts

Best Hotel Chain, Business International: Best Western, Hilton Worldwide

Best Hotel Chain, Economy: Best Western, Red Roof Inn

Best Hotel Chain, Luxury: Starwood Hotels & Resorts, ME Ibiza

Best Hotel Chain, Mid-Market: Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts

Best Casino Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten

Best Overall Hotel, Caribbean: All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, Blue Diamond Resorts

Best Overall Hotel, Europe: Room Mate Hotels, Gresham Palace Four Seasons

Best Overall Hotel, Mexico: Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Best Resort, Caribbean: Sandals Barbados, Hyatt Zilara/Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Best Resort, Central America: Occidental Grand Papagayo, JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Best Resort, Europe: Club Med Val Thorens, Greco tel Amirandes

Best Resort, Mexico: Karisma Hotels & Resorts, All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

Best Resort, South America: Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort; Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

Best GM, All-Inclusive: Alex Andrade, AMResorts; Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten

Best GM, U.S. & Canada: Hermann W. Elger, St. Regis New York; Aloft

Best Hawaiian Cultural Hotel: Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Best Luxury Hotel, Caribbean: Iberostar, Casa de Campo

Best Luxury Hotel, Europe: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Hotel Ta’Cenc & Spa in Gozo, Malta

Best Luxury Hotel, Mexico: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Iberostar

Best Luxury Hotel, U.S. & Canada: Sofitel New York, Fairmont Orchid

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: Sandals LaSource Granada Resort & Spa, Casa de Campo

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Royal Hideaway Playacar

Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: All Inclusive Collection, Le Sport Body Holiday St. Lucia

Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort, Hawaii: Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa, Grand Wailea

Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

Best Villa Rental: WIMCO Villas, IdleAwhile Villas

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Asia: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Club Med Phuket

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Australia: Outrigger Resorts, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: Atlantis Paradise Island, Beaches Resorts

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Central America: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, RIU Palace Costa Rica

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Hawaii: Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, Turtle Bay Resort

Best Family Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Iberostar

Best Family Hotel/Resort, U.S. & Canada: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Universal Orlando

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: Sandals Resorts International, Elegant Hotels

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Iberostar Paraiso Maya

Best Romantic Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: Sandals Resorts International, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba

Best Romantic Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Best Water Park Overall: Xcaret Park, Blue Diamond Resorts

Best Water Park, International: Atlantis Paradis Island, Slam Park in Adeje, Spain

Best Theme Park, International: Xcaret Park, Disneyland Tokyo

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort, Caribbean: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort, Central America: Hotel Bahia del Sol, RIU Guanacaste Costa Rica

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort, Mexico: Dreams Tulum, All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Most Innovative Travel Agent Overall

Winner: Jennifer Doncsecz, VIP Vacations

Silver: Tammy Levent, Elite Travel

Most Innovative Executive, All-Inclusive

Winner: Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Resorts International

Silver: Kevin Froemming, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Most Innovative Executive, Consortium Cooperative or Travel Franchise Group

Winner: Roger Block, Travel Leaders

Silver: Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners

Most Innovative Executive, Hotels

Winner: Chris Austin, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Silver: Kathy Halpern, Palace Resorts

Most Innovative Executive, Large Ship Cruises

Winner: Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line

Silver: Ken Muskat, MSC Cruises

Most Innovative Executive, Mid-Size Cruise

Winner: Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line

Silver: Torstein Hagen, Viking Cruises

Most Innovative Executive, Small Ship Cruises

Winner: Diane Moore, Paul Gauguin

Silver: Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn

Most Innovative Executive, Rail Travel

Winner: Frank Marini, Amtrak Vacations

Most Innovative Executive, River Cruise

Winner: Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways

Silver: Torstein Hagen, Viking Cruises

Most Innovative Executive, Tour Operator

Winner: Paul Wiseman, Trafalgar

Silver: John Caldwell, Delta Vacations

Most Innovative Executive, Travel Agency

Winner: Jeffrey Anderson, Avoya Travel

Silver: Barry Liben, Protravel and Tzell

Most Innovative Executive, Travel Insurance

Winner: James Page, AIG Travel

Silver: Alexia Keglevich, CEO Assist Card

Most Innovative Tourism Executive, Central America

Winner: Cristina Jones, C Jones & Co.

Silver: Roger Lazo, El Salvador Tourism

Most Innovative Tourism Executive, Europe

Winner: Michael Gigl, Austrian Tourism Office

Silver: Michelle Buttigieg, Malta Tourism Authority

Rising Star, Cruise

Winner: Nathan Hickman, Norwegian Cruise Line

Silver: Jeffrey Herzfeld, MSC Cruises

Rising Star, Destinations

Winner: Justin Barnette, South African Tourism

Rising Star, Hotels/Resorts

Winner: Kristen Moore, Destinations of Distinction

Silver: Gibran Chapur, Palace Resorts

Rising Star, Rail Travel

Winner: Jennifer D’Ippolito, Rail Europe

Rising Star, Tour Operator

Winner: Lauren Smith, Trafalgar

Rising Star, Travel Agents

Winner: Aurelio Giordano, Ace World Travel

Silver: Whitney Norman, Sun Lover Travel

Rising Star, Travel Groups (Consortia/Host Agency)

Winner: Cris de Souza, Nexion

Silver: Bridget Lee, Travel Quest

Rising Star, Travel Insurance

Winner: Eric Powers, AIG Travel

RAIL TRAVEL

Best Rail Travel Company

Winner: Rail Europe

Silver: Amtrak Vacations

Best Luxury Train: Rocky Mountaineer, Belmond

Best Rail Experience, North America: Rocky Mountaineer, Amtrak Vacations

Best Rail Experience, Worldwide: Rocky Mountaineer, Belmond

TOUR OPERATORS

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Overall

Winner: Trafalgar

Silver: Abercrombie & Kent

Best Vacation Packager, Overall

Winner: Travel Impressions

Silver: Delta Vacations

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Adventure: G Adventures, Micato Safaris

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Africa: Micato Safaris, Abercrombie & Kent

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Australia: Trafalgar, Globus

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Europe: Trafalgar, Back Roads Touring

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Family: Trafalgar, Micato Safaris

Best Escorted Tour Operator, LGBT: Zoom Vacations, Oscar Wilde Tours

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Luxury: Abercrombie & Kent, Micato Safaris

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Mexico and Latin America: Trafalgar, Classic Vacations

Best Escorted Tour Operator, Pacific Asia: Trafalgar, SITA World Tours

Best Escorted Tour Operator, U.S. & Canada: Collette, Trafalgar

Best Tour Guides: Abercrombie & Kent, Collette

Best Tour Reservations Team: Kensington Tours, Travel Impressions

Best Vacation Packager, Africa: SITA World Tours, A&S Signature Journeys

Best Vacation Packager, Australia: Travel2 & Islands in the Sun, Down Under Answers

Best Vacation Packager, Caribbean: Travel Impressions, GOGO Vacations

Best Vacation Packager, Europe: Europe Express, CIE Tours

Best Vacation Packager, Family: Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations

Best Vacation Packager, Luxury: Villas of Distinction, Journese

Best Vacation Packager, Mexico & Latin America: Apple Vacations, Delta Vacations

Best Vacation Packager, Pacific Asia: Pacific Delight Tours, Travel2 & Islands in the Sun

Best Vacation Packager, U.S. & Canada: Delta Vacations, Travel Impressions

TRAVEL AGENCIES & TRAVEL AGENCY GROUPS

Best Travel Agency Consortium, Cooperative or Franchise Group

Winner: Travel Leaders Associates

Silver: CruiseOne

Best Host Agency

Winner: Avoya Travel

Silver: Nexion

Best Large Retail Travel Agency: Destination Weddings Travel Group, Protravel International

Best Medium Retail Travel Agency: Valerie Wilson Travel

Best Small Retail Travel Agency: Sophia’s Travel, M13DLite

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Best Travel Insurance Provider Overall

Winner: Allianz Global Assistance

Silver: AIG Travel

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Best Cruise Line Website: Celebrity Cruises, Viking Cruises

Best Domestic Destination Website: Las Vegas CVA, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Best International Destination Website: Mexico Tourism Board, Visit Finland

Best Host Agency Website: Avoya Travel, OutsideAgents.com

Best Rail Company Website: Rail Europe, Rocky Mountaineer

Best Tour Operator Website: Travel Bound, Trafalgar

Best Sales Support, Research and Education: WorldBrowser, Princess/Cunard’s One Source

Best Travel Agent Reservations System: VAX VacationAccess, Travel Bound

Travel Technology Provider: VAX VacationAccess, Sabre-TripCase

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