Cruise Planners Wins Back-to-Back Awards from Delta Vacations, Playa Hotels & Resorts and The Travel Corporation

Posted on: June 13, 2019

A top travel franchise agency across the board

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, continues to dominate in travel sales, earning the honor of Diamond Elite status with Delta Vacations, 2018 Top Selling Home-Based Network for USA from Playa Hotels & Resorts and 2018 Host Agency of the Year from The Travel Corporation.

Theresa Scalzitti, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cruise Planners, represented the company as Cruise Planners was awarded Diamond Elite status with Delta Vacations at Playa Hotels & Resorts’ Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

A leader in the travel industry year after year

This follows Cruise Planners’ huge success with Sandals Resorts International. Cruise Planners earned three top honors:  Top Host Agency – U.S., Top Host Agency – Worldwide, and Best of the Best for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

  • Delta Vacations, the vacation division of Delta Air Line, provides the convenience of booking flight and hotel together with the lowest available airfares on Delta and its partner airlines, offering discounted hotel rates, bonus miles for travelers through the Delta SkyMiles® frequent flyer program and special offers to over 250 of the world’s most appealing leisure destinations, with a best price guarantee.
  • The Playa Hotels & Resorts collection includes 21 all-inclusive adults-only and family-friendly resorts in coveted beachfront locations in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
  • The Travel Corporation’s family of 30 brands includes guided and escorted vacations from Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Costsaver, Contiki, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, and boutique river cruises from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U River Cruises.
  • Sandals Resorts International includes Sandals Resorts – the adult, couples‐only resorts for two people in love, and Beaches Resorts – the family‐friendly resorts for everyone.

Laura Blanco, Director of Sales for Cruise Planners, accepts the Top Host Agency – U.S. and Top Host Agency – Worldwide for Sandals and Beaches Resorts on behalf of Cruise Planners at the Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica. Pictured with Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International.

The Cruise Planners name is somewhat of a misnomer; as the network of travel advisors help clients customize amazing travel experiences ranging from cruises to guided land tours and all-inclusive resort vacations.  Cruise Planners travel advisors are both cruise and land experts.

“We will perpetuate our brand message until we are synonymous with all things travel – resorts, land travel and cruises,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “Our sustained investment in land training programs and technology tools has led to our travel advisors’ continued sales growth in this segment.”

Cruise Planners’ first annual Land Symposium was hosted at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in 2018, bringing 200 travel advisors together to experience the resort while receiving elevated training on land travel and the company continues to offer travel agent trainings in this area.

Our reputation with Delta Vacations, Playa Hotels & Resorts, The Travel Corporation and Sandals Resorts International means you’re making the smartest decision when you invest in a Cruise Planners franchise.