Nominations open for Aspire Awards

- it’s time to submit your entry for this year’s Aspire Awards.

The gongs will be presented atthe Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards on July 12 at a ceremony in London, with Celebrity Cruises sponsoring the four categories.

Agents are encouraged to nominate themselves, once again suppliers are being asked to nominate the Aspire agents they see as best matching the criteria.

The categories are: Aspire Extra Mile Award, Aspire Independent Agency of the Year, Aspire Homeworker of the Year and Aspire Agent of the Year.

Celebrity Cruises will host shortlisted agents for a special afternoon event on the day of the awards.

Claire Stirrup, sales director UK & Ireland at Celebrity Cruises, said: “The passion that agents show for Celebrity Cruises inspires us every day.

“Without the hard work and dedication of agents tailoring the very best holiday packages for their customers, the luxury travel industry would not be in the great place that it is today. We’re incredibly proud to support the Aspire Awards for a third year, to recognise the dedication and ambition of the UK’s very best agents and the invaluable contribution that they make to the luxury travel industry.”

 Aspire editor Hollie-Rae Brader said: “The Aspire agent community is very engaged and it’s important we reward and recognise those who are a key part of that community.”

 

THE CATEGORIES

There are four categories, all of which you can enter or be nominated for. They are:

ASPIRE EXTRA MILE AWARD

An Aspire Travel Club agent member who has done something extraordinary that was above and beyond the norms of customer service. This could include spending months securing a booking or assisting a client during their travels. Written submission from agent or an Aspire supplier.

ASPIRE INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR

An independent agency branch or chain whose staff continually focus on growing luxury sales and show dedication to learning more about the sector through attending Aspire events, and supplier events. Written submission from agent or an Aspire supplier.

ASPIRE HOMEWORKER OF THE YEAR

A homeworker who focuses on growing luxury sales and shows dedication to learning more about the sector through attending Aspire and supplier events. Written submission from agent or an Aspire supplier.

ASPIRE AGENT OF THE YEAR

An Aspire Travel Club agent member with proven sales performance and who shows dedication to learning by attending events and having good relationships with suppliers, a clear demonstration of engagement with the local community to encourage new and loyal business, and customer service. The agent attends events hosted by Aspire or supplier members, and follows up to cement the relationship further. Written submission from agent or an Aspiresupplier.

To enter visitAGENTACHIEVEMENTAWARDS.CO.UK