Montrose, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013
Feeling proud of an already banner year, Montrose Travel is elated to announce that they have recently been honored with two additional awards – Ensemble’s Top 25 Producer Award and the TravelAge West’s Wave Award for Trendsetter of the Year.
For the fifth year in a row, Montrose Travel has been named among the “Top 25” producers for Ensemble Travel® Group – one of the premier travel agency organizations in North America. As a Travel Management Company, Montrose Travel was honored for its leading sales performance of preferred supplier products in the U.S. in 2012, including cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, airlines, rental car, and travel insurance companies.
Ensemble Co-President Libbie Rice explains that the award is given “in honor of your keen sense of business, strong engagement in Ensemble programs, and never-ending commitment to delivering extraordinary travel experiences for your customers. You and your peers in this elite circle continue to set the standard for both Ensemble Travel Group members and the industry to follow.”
The second award was received by Montrose Travel’s marketing team at the prestigious annual black tie WAVE Gala put on by TravelAge West – a leading trade magazine for travel agents and the travel industry in the 14 western states.
The Trendsetter Award was for Best Use of Social Media, and was awarded for a successful Facebook photo contest as part of a multifaceted campaign earlier this year. The Campaign, entitled “Say Cheese!” featured vacation photos contributed by many employees, exclusive travel offers and discounts, as well as a Facebook contest where Facebook users could submit their “cheesiest” vacation photos for a chance to win a $500 travel spending spree.
Kelley Moreno, Montrose Travel’s Online Marketing Specialist commented, “The campaign we put together was a comprehensive tool that successfully generated over 700 new leads. I’m proud of the work we did and the results it produced. This award is definitely a major coup for our small but mighty marketing team!”
Both awards signify the growth and strength of a company that is proud to call its employees “family” and its customers “friends”, while delivering valuable deals and excellent customer service.
About Montrose Travel
Celebrating 56 years in business, Montrose Travel, a family-owned travel management company, has grown from 14 employees in 1990 to more than 150 today and is now firmly established as a Top 50 Travel Management Company and a Top 5 Host Agency nationwide at $160+ million in sales. Montrose Travel strives to provide the highest quality services and most complete vacation, corporate travel, loyalty and group travel management solutions for its customers and home based travel agents. Montrose Travel "will be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today!" Montrose Travel can be reached at 1-800-MONTROSE (666-8767) or by visiting http://www.montrosetravel.com. Visit Montrose Travel's Corporate Division at http://www.montrosecorporatetravel.com or call 1-800-766-4687. Home-based independent travel professionals may visit http://www.MTravel.com, email epeters(at)montrosetravel(dot)com, or call 1-800-870-5799. CST#1018299-10
About Ensemble Travel Group
Ensemble Travel® Group, established in 1968, is an elite circle of professional travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada that offer their clients expertise and insider connections in nearly every type of vacation experience available. Preferred partners include premier cruise lines, tour companies, on-site destination specialists, and hotels and resorts around the world, in addition to a number of boutique suppliers and private-label travel programs. Travel agencies affiliated with Ensemble Travel Group offer special amenities and authentic travel opportunities, many of which may only be available through an Ensemble Travel Group member agency.
About Travelage West
TravelAge West is the leading trade magazine for travel agents and the travel industry in the 14 western states. Serving its 22,000 readers for 44 years, the biweekly magazine is a main source of news and product information for the region’s agents and travel executives. TravelAge West is a part of Northstar Travel Media LLC, a worldwide provider of information, news and data for the travel and hospitality industry. Northstar Travel Media is based in Secaucus, N.J.