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Nexion honours top preferred suppliers; AmaWaterways named “Supplier of the Year”

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  •   09-06-2023  10:48 pm
  •   Pax Global Media
Nexion honours top preferred suppliers; AmaWaterways named “Supplier of the Year”
From left: Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, president, Nexion Travel Group; Mike Foster, president, Nexion Travel Group—Canada. (File photos)
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Host agency Nexion Travel Group has revealed the winners of its annual supplier awards, the company said Wednesday (Sept. 6). 

Chosen by member vote, these awards honour Nexion’s top preferred supplier partners in a number of categories.

The 2023 Supplier of the Year (given for the first time to one supplier in the U.S. and Canada) is AmaWaterways.

“Kristin, Rudi and the team at AmaWaterways are some of our biggest supporters,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group, in a press release. “They know the strength of the travel advisor and have cultivated that as an important sales channel. Not only have they developed one of the top river cruise lines in the world, delighting millions of guests, they actively work with Nexion members to educate them on their product, give great earning opportunities and have frequently hosted us on various educational and incentive trips. They are the true definition of partnership, and I am thrilled to present them with the Partner of the Year award.”

Mike Foster, president, Nexion Travel Group—Canada, added: “AmaWaterways is so deserving of this award. Our advisors love them for so many reasons – a great product to sell, great people to work with and great support to the trade.”

Other Supplier Awards given at CoNexion include:

Best Contemporary Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International

Best Premium/Upper Premium Cruise Line – Celebrity Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Line – Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways

Best Package Tour Operator – ALG Vacations

Best Escorted/FIT Tour Operator – Globus family of brands

Best Luxury Tour/FIT Operator – Kensington Tours

Best Specialty Supplier – Project Expedition

Best Rail Supplier – Rocky Mountaineer

Best Resort Partner – Sandals & Beaches Resorts

Best Domestic Airline – United Airlines

Best Domestic Airline (Canada) – Air Canada

Best International Airline – Delta Air Lines

Best Ground Transportation – Enterprise Holdings

Best Travel Insurance Provider – AIG Travel Guard

Best Hotelier – Marriott International

Best Advisor Technology – myNexion powered by AgentMate

Best Supplier Partner Travel Agent Education Program – Princess Cruises

Best Supplier Sales Representative, BDM (U.S.) – Alicia Steuart

Best Supplier Sales Representative, BDM (Canada) – Sandra Pennington

Best Supplier Customer Service (Call Center) – Delta Vacations

Marketing Partner of the Year – Norwegian Cruise Line

Rookie of the Year – Viator Travel Agent Program

“Congratulations to all the Supplier Award winners,” Friedman said. “They are so important to our business, and on behalf of Nexion advisors who are the ones who really have given these awards, I want to say thank you for supporting Nexion Travel Group. We couldn’t do it without you!”

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