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Ensemble honours top producers and members at annual gala

SAN DIEGO – Ensemble Travel Group honoured its top partners and members in Canada earlier this month at its annual Circle of Excellence Gala during the 2016 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Lindsay Pearlman, co-president of Ensemble Travel Group, was on hand to congratulate group members on their “strong performance and support” of the company’s preferred partners, which he says is the driving force behind Ensemble’s success.

The organization’s top producers in Canada based on 2015 sales of Ensemble preferred partners are: Adventure House Travel, Oakville, ON; Cruise Connections Canada Ltd., Vancouver, BC; CruisePlus Management Ltd, Lantzville, BC; Jubilee Tours & Travel Ltd., Burnaby, BC; Escapes.ca/Skyland Travel Inc., Vancouver, BC; TierOne Travel Inc., Calgary, AB; TravelOnly, Brantford, ON; Travel Masters, Vancouver, BC; Tully Luxury Travel, Mississauga, ON; and Ucruising of Unionville, Markham, ON.

In addition, the ‘Highest Growth Award’ went to 5 10 Travel of Toronto for achieving the highest year-over-year growth based on 2015 preferred partner sales compared to 2014.

As for partners, the following were honoured based on member votes and input:

In addition, nine North American awards, reflecting the input of both Canadian and U.S. members, were announced at the Circle of Excellence gala:

Looking ahead to next year, Ensemble announced that its 2017 international conference, set for Oct. 16-20, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, and that its closing conference part will be held at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys.

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