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Javier Moreno, senior VP sales solutions
Travel advisors are an incredibly valuable part of the Disney Destinations family, who share the magic of Disney with their guests anytime they book a vacation to one of our theme parks, cruise ships or adventures around the globe. We are so thankful for the support, friendship and trust that advisors share with us when they plan Disney vacations for their clients, knowing our commitment to provide exceptional experiences for all who visit our magical destinations. From everyone at Disney Destinations, thank you for all you do!
PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP
Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, VP sales and marketing-the Americas
Now more than ever, it is important to work with a trusted advisor to save time, money and stress and help travelers successfully navigate any unexpected hiccups from the beginning to end of their trip. We’ve found great support from our travel partners, and that is why we launched Booking Pro by Palladium Connect as a way to give back and keep supporting the travel industry while simplifying the booking process for our partners.
Mark Conroy, managing director-the Americas
A good advisor knows where their clients have been and what they want to do next. The only thing the active traveler hates more than wasting their money is wasting their time on a vacation they didn’t enjoy. They are counting on the advisor to recommend a product that does neither. As a luxury operator, we understand that when a travel advisor recommends Silversea they are trusting us with their best client, and our role in turn is to provide that guest with a memorable trip that will bring them back to the advisor and Silversea time and time again.
PLAYA HOTELS & RESORTS
Dean Sullivan, SVP sales and marketing
This year marks Playa Hotels & Resorts’ 10th anniversary as the owner and operator of some of the most sought-after resorts across the Caribbean and throughout Mexico. From the beginning, our partnership with advisors across the globe has been a major component of our success and will always be part of our company DNA.
APPLE LEISURE VACATIONS
Jacki Marks, executive VP trade brands
Our partnership with advisors is an integral part of ALG Vacations’ DNA, which is why we were among the first to turn Travel Advisor Appreciation Day into a whole month. Every year, Travel Advisor Appreciation Month is one of our banner events, and we look forward to outdoing ourselves as we continue to build on our foundation of travel advisor partnerships. For 2023, advisors can look forward to more than ever!
Koreen McNutt, senior VP sales and trade engagement & commercial sales officer
We are beyond thankful for the effort and dedication advisors have continuously put into connecting their clients with MSC Cruises. With rapid expansion goals and plans in place, including five ships deployed in the U.S. next winter, travel advisors are a critical part of our strategy to expand our reach and share our unique brand offering with their clients.
KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS
Marilyn Cairo, VP global sales
Since Karisma’s inception, agents have been the backbone of our business, and we are beyond thankful for our deep-rooted relationships in the community. We always think of how our business decisions affect our agents through our “agent first” commitment and continue to invest in their success by offering the highest commission in the industry for our Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Rob Coleman, VP North America sales
Holland America’s commitment to advisors, who continue to deliver a high percentage of our bookings, has never been stronger. We are grateful for the unwavering support of the advisor community during the challenging pause period and inspired by their resilience as the industry reaches unprecedented booking levels.
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