Luxury Travel Advisor Announces 2010 Awards of Excellence Winners

Dec 08, 2010 at Awards Gala at Mandalay Bay

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – This week, Luxury Travel Advisor, a publication created exclusively for luxury travel advisors, recognized the year’s best of the best in luxury travel at the third annual Awards of Excellence gala. The event brought together the industry’s leading luxury travel advisors, the suppliers who were nominated and the final winners at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to celebrate elite travel at its finest. Created in 2008 to recognize the individuals, destinations and companies that set luxury travel apart from the rest, the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence Advisory Board hand-selects the each year’s nominees. Then it is up to Luxury Travel Advisor’s esteemed audience to determine the year’s winners through an online or mail-in voting ballot. The Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence Advisory Board consists of the most influential voices in luxury travel and those travel agents who have graced the cover of Luxury Travel Advisor since 2005. Additionally, two Advisory Board members, Peter Carideo, CRC Travel, and Jim Strong, Strong Travel Services, acted as the evening’s host presenters. Along with the 2010 Awards of Excellence winners, Luxury Travel Advisor honored Kathy Sudeikis, vice president of corporate relations for All About Travel, as Top Humanitarian for 2010. The Top Humanitarian award is bestowed on those travel industry professionals who are not only committed to the betterment of the industry, but who use their notoriety to bring attention to communities and individuals in need. Luxury Travel Advisor also honored Elizabeth Jenkins, of McCabe World Travel, as the Rising Star for 2010. The Rising Star award recognizes those travel industry professionals who are passionate about the travel industry and use that passion to propel the industry forward. Luxury Travel Advisor would like to congratulate the winners of the 2010 Award of Excellence in the following categories:

Airline with the Best First-Class Lounge — The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow

Airline with the Best Business-Class Service — Singapore Airlines

Best Private Jet Company — Blue Star Jets

 


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