World Travel Holdings and Its Brands Win Six 2021 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards


Innovative Virtual Events, Marketing Programs, Training and Resources Created as a Result of COVID-19 are Recognized with Gold and Silver

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — World Travel Holdings together with its Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. manufacturers have been acknowledged once more this 12 months by Travel Weekly. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the corporate shortly launched inventive packages to assist its community of brokers in a brand new manner.

“I’m so pleased with how our groups shortly switched gears and did not miss a beat in supporting our brokers in probably the most attempting time in our business for them each personally and professionally,” mentioned Debbie Fiorino, senior vp and chief operation officer for World Travel Holdings. “The top-notch communications and assets, inventive digital occasions, aspirational advertising and marketing, and modern trainings gave our brokers the instruments they wanted to service their prospects in the course of the pandemic. It is a really an honor to be acknowledged as one of the best of one of the best within the journey business with these Magellan Awards.”

Gold Winners

Take Me Away Virtual Vacation Experience was a rebrand of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.’s long-standing signature Virtual Cruise Events as a result of it was essential to not solely provide trip inspiration, but in addition make sure the occasion title was all-encompassing to characteristic land holidays. As a part of the relaunch, journey advisors acquired a touchdown web page on their web sites with distinctive occasion registration hyperlinks giving them real-time perception into who registered and attended to allow them to comply with up with their prospects.

Travel Safety Program provides Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. brokers assets to generate pleasure for cruising and journey, in addition to coaching on journey security protocols. A Travel Safety Program touchdown web page is highlighted on their particular person web site’s homepage & promoted in client emails. The touchdown web page educates & informs guests about secure & wholesome journey and features a Travel Safety Guide, Safety at Sea, Air Travel Safety Guide, Resort Travel Safety Guide & movies. Marketing & promotional belongings allow our brokers to place themselves because the group skilled on touring safely in a COVID-19 world and educate customers on what well being & security measures to anticipate when touring.

Virtual National Conference was created in 2020 for Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. because the annual weeklong occasion could not be held on a ship when cruising was shut down. This occasion lasted 4 days, featured celeb company and replicated the onboard expertise by way of content material and engagement making a extra personalised expertise for attendees. Highlights included normal classes; shows from the CEOs of almost each main cruise line; academic workshops; cruise line leisure; interactive participating actions resembling wine tastings, mixology demonstration and cooking lessons; and even a digital stroll/run benefiting Make-A-Wish® which raised greater than $50,000.

Silver Winners

The Value of a Travel Advisor is extra necessary than ever on account of the pandemic so even when journey was at a standstill, the Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. advertising and marketing workforce developed campaigns designed to maintain journey advisors top-of-mind with their shoppers but being conscious of the COVID setting. This included a collection of fully-funded unsolicited mail postcards selling the worth of a journey advisor and inspiring prospects to dream about (and e-book) future holidays, which constructed relationships and belief.

Travel Safety Training Program is a coaching program that was created to make advisors with World Travel Holdings’ almost 40 manufacturers probably the most educated within the business on the subject of touring safely in a COVID-19 world. Through this program, advisors gained confidence and information when advising their prospects on this advanced matter, and elevated credibility with customers. Upon completion the coaching, journey advisors turn into Travel Safety Verified.

COVID-19 Crisis Communications was crucial in the course of the pandemic, so the World Travel Holdings Communications Team stored its fingers on the heartbeat of present occasions and emailed its very first “Coronavirus News Alert” to staff and advisors January 29, 2020, two months earlier than our business shut down. Since then, the workforce sends each day Urgent News Alerts retaining brokers and staff knowledgeable about cancellations, coverage modifications, authorities shutdowns, and extra. The advanced info is dissected and damaged down in order that it’s easy-to-understand. In addition, the workforce supplies advisors with speaking factors for talking to prospects and the media.

The Magellan Awards honor excellent design, advertising and marketing, and providers in a broad vary of business segments together with Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.

“Each 12 months we acknowledge business innovators and inventive communicators by means of our Magellan Awards. This 12 months, we acknowledge the resilience, ingenuity, and path ahead created by those that shared their firm’s initiatives by means of phrases, photos and design, and stored journey a part of the dialog and a part of the equation,” mentioned Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “We salute all those that entered and all those that received.”

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of high journey professionals representing one of the best names and most completed leaders from the business. In figuring out winners, entries don’t compete with each other, as a substitute they’re judged towards a normal of excellence primarily based on the lengthy expertise of Travel Weekly. To uphold this excessive normal of excellence, a class could have a number of winners, or no winners in any respect.

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About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the nation’s largest cruise company and award-winning leisure journey firm with a portfolio of greater than 40 various manufacturers. In addition to proudly owning a few of the largest manufacturers distributing cruises, villas, resort holidays, automobile leases, resort day passes and luxurious journey providers, World Travel Holdings has an enormous portfolio of private-label partnerships comprised of high leisure journey suppliers, together with nearly each U.S. airline, main resort manufacturers and distinguished firms. The firm additionally operates a top-rated journey company franchise and the nation’s authentic host company and is persistently acknowledged as an business chief in work-at-home employment. Its world presence consists of working a number of cruise manufacturers within the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has workplaces in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Chorley, England. For extra info, go to

About Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly is probably the most influential supplier of stories, analysis, opinion and evaluation to the North American journey commerce market. It reaches a broad business viewers in print, on-line and with faceto-face occasions all year long. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jerseybased Northstar Travel Media, the biggest journey business-to-business journey writer on the earth.

About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar Travel Group is the main B-to-B info and advertising and marketing options firm serving all journey business segments, together with leisure/retail, company/enterprise journey, company and sports activities conferences, incentives, hospitality, and journey expertise. Northstar is the proprietor of main manufacturers serving these journey segments. The firm produces greater than 100 face-to-face occasions in 13 nations in retail journey, hospitality, company journey, journey expertise, sports activities journey, and the conferences & incentive business. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the main analysis and occasion producer serving the journey expertise business. Northstar Travel Group owns the BHN Group, the main producer of resort funding conferences. Northstar can also be the bulk shareholder in Inntopia, the main SaaS e-commerce software program enterprise serving the mountain vacation spot, golf, actions, and hospitality markets. Based in Secaucus, NJ, the corporate has 7 workplaces within the U.S., U.Ok., Singapore, and China. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.

Media Contact

Angie Ranck, World Travel Holdings, 1-877-958-7447,

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