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From left to right: Stanley Rosen,
vice president and managing director,
Protravel International; Miriam Rand,
Protravel International; Pauletta Kaufman,
regional director, travel industry sales,
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Several top-producing agents in the western region were honored at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s third annual Travel Industry Awards Dinner. Held at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, the awards dinner brought together about 250 Southern California agents and owners, as well as the hotel brand’s high-ranking executives, including president and COO Simon Cooper and senior vice president of sales and marketing Bruce Himelstein.
At the end of the event, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company presented a special lifetime achievement award to Protravel International’s Miriam Rand. The night’s other winners included Elayne Edelman, Protravel International; Rose Marie Buhrle, TravelStore; Linda Nies, New Act Travel; Susan Saltzburg, Plaza Travel; and Pat Forrest, Altour International.
Five Los Angeles travel agencies were also honored in various categories, such as Largest Revenue Increase (Worldview Travel) and Highest Revenue Award (Altour International).