It’s that time of year again! Our 2017 Travelers Collection brochure has arrived looking more beautiful than ever, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Turks and Caicos’ newest luxury property, The Shore Club, in all its elegance and beauty, is showcased on the sparkling shores of Long Bay Beach – and now on our 2017 cover.
Each year Island Destinations debuts the new brochure at our New York Travelers Collection Brochure Launch with our team of experts, along with over 250 top industry professionals – including renowned general managers, hotel owners and developers and luxury travel advisors.
At this event, we highlight our 2017 Ultimate Award Winners. After rigorous review, ID has selected the upcoming year’s top properties, all setting the standard for impeccable service, beautiful accommodations and exceptional amenities – or as we like to say, those who promise an ULTIMATE travel experience!
And the winner’s are…
2017 President’s Award: Sophistication & Elegance – The Shore Club – Turks & Caicos
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter: ID President & CEO, Laurie Palumbo: ID COO, Stan Hartling: CEO -The Hartling Group & Karen S. Whitt: VP Sales & Marketing – The Harlting Group)
2017 Ultimate Experience Award – Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Bali
(pictured left to right: Lauren Foy: Area Senior Sales Manager – Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts & Jennifer Molloy: ID Director of Sales and Operations)
2017 Ultimate Service Award – Amanpulo – Philippines
(pictured left to right: Jessie Tropeano: ID Director of Marketing, Karime Buraye: AMAN Regional Director of Sales, The Americas & Laurie Palumbo)
2017 Ultimate Cuisine Award – CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa – Anguilla
(pictured left to right: Stephane Zaharia: VP & General Manager – CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa + The Reef by CuisinArt, Angelique Peterson: Director of Sales & Marketing – CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa + The Reef by CuisinArt, Maurice Bonham-Carter & Laurie Palumbo)
2017 Ultimate Address Award – The Pink Sands Club – The Grenadines
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Raquel Suarez: ID Director of Product Management, Laurie Palumbo & David Nuenemann: General Manager – The Pink Sands Club)
2017 Ultimate Hotelier: Andre Boersma – Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – St. Lucia
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Laurie Palumbo & Andre Boersma: General Manager – Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort)
Along with our Ultimate Award Winners, we also have honored our Ultimate Travel Agent Award Winners. Here at Island Destinations, we value our relationships with our partners and couldn’t be happier to recognize their hard work, loyalty and dedication to our organization!
Congrats to our Ultimate Agents!!
2016 Ultimate Rising Star – Kwik Personal Travel
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Janine Fabrizi: Kwik Personal Travel & Beth Steele: ID Destination Specialist)
2016 Ultimate Rising Star – Ann Calve with New Canaan World Travel
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Ann Calve: New Canaan World Travel & Llajjaira Gomez: ID Destination Specialist)
2016 Ultimate Rising Star – Lisa Bankson with Valerie Wilson (not pictured)
2016 Ultimate Agent – Meredeth Broder with Avenue Two Travel
(pictured left to right: Laurie Palumbo, Maurice Bonham-Carter, Meredeth Broder: Avenue Two Travel & Llajjaira Gomez)
2016 Ultimate Achievement Award – Sheila Yellin with Courtyard Travel
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Sheila Yellin: Courtyard Travel & Jodi Lubin: ID Director of Strategic Sales)
2016 Ultimate Achievement Award – Trips Away Travel
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Josette Carizzo: Owner of Trips Away Travel & Jodi Lubin)
2016 Ultimate Achievement Award – Travel Experts
(pictured left to right: Maurice Bonham-Carter, Marcia Kirsh: Travel Experts & Jennifer Molloy)
2016 Diamond Pendant Winner – Marcy Kalish with Travel Experts (not pictured)
We are thrilled to have had such a successful evening recognizing our clients and hotel partners and celebrating our 2017 Traveler’s Collection. For more top travel picks, view our full brochure here.
Until next time…