Bethlehem, PA Jennifer Doncsecz (President, VIP Vacations, Inc.) was one of a handful of top travel advisors who were acknowledged with special awards as part of TravelAge Wests virtual WAVE (Western Agents Votes of Excellence) Awards, held December 3, 2020.
Doncsecz was one of four advisors to win the first-ever Globus Family of Brands Excellence in Leadership Award, which are designed to acknowledge the extraordinary dedication of travel advisors who worked tirelessly over the course of a difficult year. The winners were: Jennifer Doncsecz of VIP Vacations in Bethlehem, Penn.; Sara Butruff of Travel Leaders/Galaxy Travel in Apple Valley, Minn.; Joy Gawf-Crutchfield of The Joy of Travel in Oklahoma City; and Ines Turus of Cruises International in Schaumburg, Ill. The award was sponsored by the Globus Family of Brands.
Doncsecz was selected because of her outstanding work in developing and leading the Female Leaders in Travel Conclave. The annual Conclave began in 2019 and has flourished over the past year, with over 35 women (representing over $1 billion in sales) in attendance at the 2020 Conclave. The focus of the Female Leaders in Travel Conclave is to bring female travel agents from across the industry together to foster bonds of friendship, provide an opportunity to learn from each other, and help each other rise in the industry.
It is an honor to be recognized for this prestigious award, says Doncsecz, and I am grateful to be a part of The Female Leaders In Travel Conclave as we highlight the importance in having effective leaders to look up to in our industry
We were so excited to create these special awards that are specific to travel advisors, Shapiro said. And Globus was a great partner for these acknowledgments.
The annual WAVE Awards celebrate top travel companies, individuals and destinations with awards decided by the readers of TravelAge West. In addition to adapting to a virtual platform, the publication changed the focus of this years awards putting the perseverance of the travel advisor community front and center.
More than 2,500 travel professionals throughout 15 Western states and readers of TravelAge West voted on the best of the best from a list of Editors Pick award recipients that were chosen after careful review by the editorial team at TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of travel advisors and online research.
The WAVE Awards are always an industry highlight, said Anthony Carnevale, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Northstar Travel Group, the parent company of TravelAge West. This year, with the help of our industry partners, we were able to bring that excitement to a wider audience online.
About TravelAge West:
For more than 50 years, TravelAge West has built a special bond with the Western travel advisor. Now, regardless of where advisors live or work in the U.S., we are providing the information that the modern advisor needs to succeed. Our award-winning, experiential content is delivered in a creative, vibrant, highly visual and inviting format that sets us apart from the competition. (www.travelagewest.com)
About VIP Vacations
VIP Vacations Inc. is a full-service travel agency that has been in business since 1994 with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. VIP Vacations has won over 200 awards from Sandals Resorts, Karisma Resorts, Palace Resorts, and received the Caribbean Tourism Organizations’ highly touted “Romance in Travel Award”. President, Jennifer Doncsecz is the featured travel expert for Martha Stewart’s Weddings Magazine and destination wedding blogger for Bridal Guide. VIP Vacations specializes in destination weddings, honeymoon, and family vacations. VIP Vacation is located at 3243 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18022 and is open Monday-Friday from 9am 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am 4pm. For more information: http://www.vacationsbyvip.com