Awards from NZTB Conference Featured

A full programme of trade expos, presentations, speakers and awards kept NZ Travel Brokers delegates busy from 22 to 25 November.

The gala awards dinner was held at Pullman Auckland on the Sunday night, supplier awards were the night before at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

The NZTB awards were:

Good Sports Award – Travelport: Adrienne Wilton, Kapiti Coast

Cruise Broker of the Year: Kristine Phillimore, Auckland

Preferred Suppliers Broker of the Year: Jane Cederwell, Taupo

The Brokers Choice Award: Cath Healey, Wellington

Marketer of the Year: Elaine Casey, Christchurch

Special Achievement of the Year: Michelle Kaufmann-Walker, Wellington

Best Growth of the Year Top 10: Michelle Moore (winner), Christchurch; Petra Christie, Peta-Marie Thomas, Sam Hedge, Mark Hutchinson, Nicky Davies, Deanna Johnston, Wendy Powell, Rachel Gaffikin, Hanna Gooch

Rookie of the Year: Diane Jacques-Cullen, Invercargil (1st); Jordan McCaskie (2nd), Dot Anderson-Lee (3rd)

Best Supplier of the Year: GO Holidays (Special mentions Air New Zealand, Wide Eyed Tours and World Journeys)

Best Representative of the Year: Belinda Buck, Qantas (Special mentions Tracey Hale, Emirates; Dana Riley, Lufthansa; Fiona Morton and Frank Gibbons, Air New Zealand; Kate Imrie, Globus family of brands)

Honours Club: (New category awarded to brokers ‘hot on the heels’ of the top performing brokers. Awardees will attend A Force for Good event in Auckland)) Adrienne Wilton. Amy Turuta, Cherie Le Prou, Claudia Moir, Darryl Smith, David Frost, Erin Sexton, Gina Courtier, Kate Costello, Linda Simpson-Lina, Lisa Glassey, Michelle Kaufmann-Walker, Philip Webb, Sandy Holmes, Vicki Reardon

High Achievers Club: (Winners receive Sydney excursion, sponsored by Qantas) Amy Bohling, Bridgette Kempf, Dot Anderson-Lee, Helen Baxter, Holidays 2 Go, Kathryn Clark, Katrina Harding, Kelly Cruickshank, Kristine Phillimore, Lynne Sincalir, Michele Cadman, Owen Wood, Rachel Gaffikin, Sam Hedge, Suzie Wilson.

Broker Teams of the Year (Luxury Bali Escape with Air New Zealand): Selwyn Travel (1st), Let’s Cruse (2nd), KNL Travel (3rd), Mango Travel (4th), My Travel Broker (5th)

Top 10 individual brokers (Luxury Bali Escape): Cath Healey (1st Broker of the Year), Wellington; Fiona Atkinson (2nd), Diane Jacques-Cullen (3rd)), Nicola Sorenson (4th), Jordyn McCaskie (5th), Ange Lester (6th), Julie Creelman (7th), Vanessa Carmichael (8th), Michele Kean (9th), Tracey Dench (10th)

Supplier Awards:

JTB Best Broker: Kelly Cruickshank

Cruise World Top Seller: Lets Cruise

Contiki Top Seller: Jordyn McCaskie

World Journeys Top Supporter: Sally Lochhead

The Travel Corporation Top Seller: Jordan McCaskie, Nicola Sorenson (joint winners)

CTS Tours Top Seller: Wendy Morby

Viking Cruises Highest Sales 2019: Michelle Keen

Lufthansa Most Improved Sales: Shannon House; Top LHG Sales: Angela Lester

Back-Roads Touring Top Seller: Kate Costello

Croatia Times Travel Top Consultant: Diane Jacques-Cullen

G Adventures Most lives changed in previous calendar year: Kelly Cruickshank

United Airlines Top Broker Sales: Amy Bohling

Scenic Tours NZ Ltd Top Selling Broker: Claudia Moir

Innovative Travel Departed Sales Award: Michele Cadman

Francis Travel Marketing Top Performing: Lets Cruise

Emirates Top Sales: Fiona Atkinson

Adventure World Travel Top Broker: Dot Anderson-Lee

Allianz Top Broker: Lynne Sinclair

P&O Top Broker: Helen Mahoney, Lets Cruise

Princess Cruises Top Broker: mark Smith, Lets Cruise

Wild Earth Travel Top Broker: Jordyn McCaskie

Support Team Super Star: Pip Fear

Exotic Holidays Best Supporting Broker: Amy Bohling

Rocky Mountaineer Top Seller: Lauren Philips

Total Holiday Options Most Improved: Jane Cederwell Top Seller: Sarah Martin

Intrepid Travel Top Seller: Yvonne Wilson, runner up: Ange Lester

Qatar Top Seller: Cath Healey

Qantas Airways Top Broker: Mango Travel, Top Qantas Group sales: Fiona Atkinson

Kiwi Holiday Insurance: My Travel Broker – Lee Johns

Cathay Pacific Top Performer: Mango Travel

Cover-More Travel Insurance Top Insurance Specialist: Nicky Davies

Viva Expeditions Best Broker: Cath Healey

GO Holidays Most Improved Broker: Diane Jacques Cullen, Top Broker: Elaine Casey

Globus family of brands Top Selling Broker: Brigitte Kempf

Expedia Most Improved: Sandy Holmes, Top Seller: Angela Lester

Air New Zealand Top Brokers: Vanessa Carmichael (1st), Tracey Dench (2nd), Gina Courtier (3rd), Jordyn McCaskie (4th), Virgil Nickel (5th)