Nexion Named Royal Caribbean's Home-Based Partner of the Year

March 27, 2013

This article is sponsored by Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency.

Nexion has been honored by Royal Caribbean International as the cruise line’s Home-Based Partner of the Year. The award was formally presented to Nexion President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, as well as other Nexion leadership March 15th, 2013 at a dinner held near Nexion’s Irving, TX, headquarters.

A Word from Nexion

“This recognition belongs to all of our Nexion agents focused on marketing, training, and sales efforts to grow their business on Royal Caribbean. It also belongs to our dedicated cruise group team, our strategic sales coaches, and was made possible in part because of our supplier marketing, training, and business development programs,” Friedman said. “It is an honor all of us at Nexion share. We look forward to continuing to support Royal Caribbean International by encouraging our agents to sell their fantastic product.”

Nexion with Royal Caribbean Award
L - R: Faith Kuczaj - Director of Partner Marketing, Nexion; Laura Hodges - Director of National Accounts, Royal Caribbean International; Jackie Friedman - President, Nexion; Joanne Schimelman - Vice President Sales and National Accounts, Royal Caribbean; Theresa Scalzitti - National Account Manager, Royal Caribbean

What it Takes

Royal Caribbean International honors its top-performing travel partners in various categories in which they have made significant contributions to Royal Caribbean’s overall success throughout the past year.

“Congratulations to Nexion for being named Royal Caribbean’s Home-Based Partner of the Year, an impressive achievement in a competitive category,” said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. “Our Loyal to You Always commitment to our valued travel agent community is about building strong relationships, and Nexion has exemplified the meaning of partnership. We thank the travel agents, cruise group team, sales coaches and everyone at Nexion for their important role in creating unforgettable Royal Caribbean experiences for vacationers.”

A History of Awards

The Royal Caribbean award was just one of numerous honors Nexion received from its industry partners. Others include:

  1. Avanti Destinations – Top 100 Agencies in North America
  2. Classic Vacations – One Million Dollar Club
  3. Crystal Cruises – Million Dollar Producer
  4. Funjet Vacations – Elite Member/500 Club
  5. Insight Vacations – Outstanding Top Producer
  6. Norwegian Cruise Line – President’s Club
  7. Regent Seven Seas – Council Member
  8. Travel Impressions – Global Best of the Best
  9. Viking River Cruises – Platinum Circle
  10. Windstar Cruises – Star Club

“The accolades we have received from so many supplier partners consistently demonstrate Nexion’s commitment to continuing to grow our business and that of our home-based agents through the many strategic partnerships we greatly value,” Friedman added. “Nexion is dedicated to ensuring that each of our agents has the knowledge they need to sell their clients the most reputable travel products available through our suppliers whether they’re new Nexion agents or they’re among our most experienced agents.” 

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