World Travel Holdings’ Brands Win Six Gold at the 2019 Travvy Awards as the Absolute Best in Travel as Awarded by Travel Agents

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Winners Honored at Gotham Hall in New York City on January 23, 2019

Six Gold 2019 Travvy Awards

Six Gold 2019 Travvy Awards

Winning awards in different categories – from retail travel agency and franchising to technology and luxury villa provider, speaks to the strength and diversity of our company.

World Travel Holdings and its brands including CruiseOne®, Dream Vacations, Cruises Inc. ® and Villas of Distinction® have earned six prestigious Gold statuettes at the Travvy Awards, for every category in which they were nominated.

The annual Travvy Awards—known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry—were held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Gotham Hall in New York City to recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement.

Suppliers, destinations and individuals from across the world of travel are eligible to submit their nominations to be considered annually for the honor of being recognized as an innovator in the industry. This year, more than 100,000 votes — the largest voting block of agents in history — were cast to determine the 2019 Travvy Award winners. These winners were then honored during an awards dinner and presentation attended by the finalists, industry leaders and travel professionals from around the world.

With a portfolio of more than 35 diverse brands and as one of the nation's largest online and offline leisure travel companies, World Travel Holdings took home the Gold in the Large Retail Travel Agency category. World Travel Holdings caters to every kind of traveler and its extensive product offerings give customers the freedom to choose how they want to vacation — from luxurious villa and resort getaways to top-brand cruises visiting the world's most popular destinations.

A member of the International Franchise Association and the number one franchise for military veterans, Dream Vacations/CruiseOne won Gold in the Best Travel Agency Consortium Cooperative or Franchise Group category. Dream Vacations/CruiseOne, along with its sister brand Cruises Inc., which is the original host agency in the U.S., were also recognized with two technology awards — Gold for Best Travel Technology Planner and Gold for Best Travel Planning Technology — for the resources they provide which enable agents to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The Dream Vacations/CruiseOne franchise opportunity gives entrepreneurs a choice in how they want to brand their travel business, and Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those interested in selling all types of travel experiences whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour.

Full-service premier luxury villa provider Villas of Distinction, which has an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations was recognized with the Gold in the Best Villa Rental Company Overall category, and with the Gold in the Best Vacation Packagers-Luxury category. The luxury provider has gained its clients’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds the guest’s expectations. For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home, and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas.

“Winning awards in different categories – from retail travel agency and franchising to technology and luxury villa provider, speaks to the strength and diversity of our company,” said Brad Tolkin, co-chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings. “It’s an honor to be named a Travvy Awards winner in multiple categories as our win was determined by those who know us best: travel agents and their clients.”

For more information, a breakdown of categories and to view the full list of winners, please visit http://www.TravvyAwards.com.

For more information on World Travel Holdings and any of its brands please visit http://www.WorldTravelHoldings.com. World Travel Holdings is currently hiring virtual travel agents. For more information on joining this award-winning team, please visit the World Travel Holdings careers page.

About the Travvy Awards
The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement with a prize considered to be the Academy Awards of the travel industry. More than 100,000 votes — cast by the agents who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly—determined the very best in the travel industry. This represents the largest database of the nation’s foremost leisure-selling, independent travel agents in the country. The selections by agents reflect suppliers and destinations they believe provide the best overall service to their clients. For more information, please visit http://www.TravvyAwards.com

About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 35 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, resort vacations, car rentals, resort day passes and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private-label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.

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