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Playa Celebrates Top Travel Agents at Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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Playa Hotels & Resorts hosted the 2024 Spotlight Awards at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun during a four-day, three-night event that honored the achievements of their top travel agent partners.

More than 100 attendees were treated to culinary adventures, unique entertainment and whimsical surprises inspired by the magical world of Willy Wonka.

“We’re incredibly proud to bring back our annual Spotlight Awards and honor the remarkable commitment and partnership of our travel agents,” said Dean Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Playa Hotels & Resorts. “In 2023, USA and Canada travel agents were responsible for 20% of Playa Hotels & Resorts business, contributing more than $206 million. Based on their year-to-date performance in 2024, this sector is on track to exceed last year’s performance, suggesting significant growth and a bright future for Playa.”

The annual awards celebration honored agents who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to promoting and supporting Playa.

Honorees included:

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR MEXICO – USA: Amanda Scott, Tycoon Travel Club

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR MEXICO – CANADA: Filomena Punzo Dunn, Travel Masters

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – USA: Alina Kosman, ATG Travel

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – CANADA: Joanne Moore, The Travel Agent Next Door

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR JAMAICA – USA: Patricia Stevens, Protravel Inc.

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR JAMAICA – CANADA: Micaela McFarquhar, Intimate Affairs & Escapes – TTAND

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR SUITE CATEGORIES – USA: Christopher Stancato, Good Land Travel

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR SUITE CATEGORIES –
CANADA: Lindsey Adler, Flight Centre

·     TOP WEDDING AGENT – USA: Debra Kasen, Romance Globe Travel

·     TOP WEDDING AGENT – CANADA: Micaela McFarquhar, Intimate Affairs & Escapes – TTAND

·     MOMENTUM AWARD – USA: Travelmation

·     MOMENTUM AWARD – CANADA:
Trevello

·     TOP WEDDING AGENCY – NORTH AMERICA: Destify

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR WESTCOAST USA:
Debra Kasen, Romance Globe Travel

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR WESTERN CANADA:
Cindy Gaudet, Fareconnect

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR MIDWEST USA: Shelli Nornes, Romance Travel Group

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR ONTARIO CANADA: Vikas Malhotra, itravel2000

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR MID CENTRAL USA: Jacqueline Panza, Liberty Travel

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR TOLA & NM USA: Amanda Scott, Tycoon Travel Club

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR EASTERN CANADA: Richard Kelly, Voyages Synergia Aquaterra

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR NORTHEAST USA: Alina Kosman, ATG Travel

·     TOP PRODUCER FOR SOUTHEAST USA: Patricia Stevens, Protravel Inc.

·     TOP SELLING AGENT – USA: Debra Kasen, Romance Globe Travel

·     TOP SELLING AGENT – CANADA: Vikas Malhotra, itravel2000

·     TOP SELLING AGENCY – USA: Destify

·     TOP SELLING AGENCY – CANADA: The Travel Agent Next Door

·     SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD – USA: Christopher Stancato, Good Land Travel

·     SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD – CANADA: Mahla Pourshamsa, The Eventeur – Trevello

·     AMBASSADOR AWARD – USA: Shelli Nornes, Romance Travel Group

·     AMBASSADOR AWARD – CANADA: Angie Brevetti, The Travel Agent Next Door

During the event, Playa Hotels announced that it will expand its portfolio with new properties in key destinations, enhance existing resorts and continue to develop strategic partnerships.

Upcoming openings for 2024 include Kimpton Tres Rios and Paraiso de la Bonita, a Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, and Wyndham Alltra Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.


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