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Fifteen outstanding U.S. and Canadian travel agents were selected for the cover of Royal Caribbean International’s 15th Anniversary Travel Agent Guide (T.A.G.) The travel agents are winners of the “TAG Your T.A.G.” contest, held on senior vice president of sales, trade support and services Vicki Freed’s Facebook page. The page asked agents to send images of themselves with statements about what they liked best about the cruise line’s Travel Agent Guide.
The 15 travel agent cover models are: Darren Bain, WMPH Vacations, Miami Gardens, Fla.; Dean Barreca, The Travel Network Corp., Toronto, Ontario; Janice Belyea, Cruise Holidays, Drayton Valley, Alberta; Matt Cervone, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Clinton Township, Mich.; Michael Consoli, Cruise Planners, Roswell, Ga.; Renata Grant, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario; Karen Gregory, Premier Travel, Irving, Texas; Sharon Johnson, CruiseOne, Lake Worth, Fla.; Janey Layman, Cruise Brothers, Mount Pleasant, Pa.; Annie Maturino, Annie's Cruises and Travel/Cruise Planners, Kingsport, Tenn.; Tammy Moudy, Wilson Travel and Cruise, St. Charles, Ill.; Emily Nash, Nash Travels, Elk Grove, Calif.; Carolyn Orf, Dugan's Travels, Littleton, Colo.’ Leia Taggart, Colpitts World Travel, Dedham, Mass.; and Laura Tentas, Cruise Travel Outlet, Salem, N.H.
Winning travel agents were flown to Miami for a professional photo shoot and a VIP dinner party hosted by Freed. Nearly a million copies of the anniversary guide were printed and distributed to date, a part of Royal Caribbean’s ongoing Loyal to You Always commitment, providing tools and support to help travel agent partners increase profits and grow their businesses. Judging by the behind-the-scenes images and comments posted on Facebook, the agents had a wonderful time.
“Royal Caribbean’s Travel Agent Guide is a valuable resource for travel agents so it was only fitting to celebrate our 15th edition by featuring them on its cover,” said Freed. “This group of 15 star agents is representative of all our valued travel agent partners throughout the U.S. and Canada, all of whom we are dedicated to supporting under our Loyal to You Always commitment.”