2023 Travvy Awards Honor the Best and Brightest in Travel Industry

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TravelPulse Staff

Demand and confidence in travel continue to reach
pre-pandemic levels, and the industry took another significant step forward on
Thursday night with the 2023 edition of the Travvy Awards.

The ninth annual Travvy
Awards took place on November 2 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward
County Convention Center, and was hosted by Northstar Travel Group’s
TravelPulse.com and AGENTatHOME.

The ceremony was sponsored by Allianz Partners, as well as
Air Canada, ALG Vacations, the Dominican Republic, Grupo Xcaretas, Guanajuato, La
Colección, Los Cabos, Majestic Resorts, Nanjing, Puerto Vallarta and Sandos
Hotels & Resorts.

“The Travvy Awards are voted on by travel advisors,
some of the most influential people in the industry,” TravelPulse
Executive Editor Eric Bowman said. “After the success of last year’s
ceremony, it’s an honor to gather together again and celebrate the best in the
travel business.”

Thousands of votes were cast in more than 140 categories by
readers of AGENTatHOME and TravelPulse.com, with over 300 statuettes being
handed out. The prestigious Travvy Award winners will be showcased in
AGENTatHOME Magazine, profiled on TravelPulse.com and honored at our lavish
awards gala, which is co-located with our sister event, CruiseWorld.

The winning airlines, destinations, hotels and resorts,
cruise lines, tour operators and travel agencies deliver the highest quality
experiences.

Check out the complete list of 2023 Travvy Awards winners:

AIRLINES 

Best Airline Consolidator – Overall: Centrav (Gold); Sky
Bird Travel & Tours (Silver); Cosmopolitan Travel Service (Bronze) 

Best Airline – Domestic: Delta Air Lines (Gold); United
Airlines (Silver); American Airlines (Bronze) 

Best Airline – International: Air Canada (Gold); Emirates
(Silver); Qatar Airways (Bronze) 

CAR RENTALS 

Best Car Rentals – Overall: Enterprise Mobility (Gold);
Hertz (Silver); Avis Budget Group (Bronze) 

Best Car Rentals – Domestic: Enterprise Mobility (Gold);
Hertz (Silver); Avis Budget Group (Bronze) 

Best Car Rentals – International: Hertz (Gold); Enterprise
Mobility (Silver); Avis Budget Group (Bronze) 

CRUISE LINES 

Best Cruise Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
(Gold); Carnival Cruise Line (Silver); Virgin Voyages (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Alaska: Princess (Gold); Royal
Caribbean International (Silver); Holland America Line (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Asia: Royal Caribbean International
(Gold); Princess (Silver); Oceania Cruises (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific:
Royal Caribbean International (Gold); Celebrity Cruises (Silver); Paul Gauguin
Cruises (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Caribbean: Royal Caribbean
International (Gold); Virgin Voyages (Silver); Carnival Cruise Line (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Central and South America: Royal
Caribbean International (Gold); Celebrity Cruises (Silver); Norwegian Cruise
Line (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Europe: Celebrity Cruises (Gold);
Royal Caribbean International (Silver); MSC Cruises (Bronze)

Best Cruise Line – Hawaii: Norwegian Cruise Line (Gold);
Royal Caribbean International (Silver); Princess (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Expedition/Adventure: Celebrity
Cruises (Gold); Viking (Silver); Atlas Ocean Voyages (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Family: Disney Cruise Line (Gold);
Royal Caribbean International (Silver); Carnival Cruise Line (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Large (Over 1,000 Cabins): Royal
Caribbean International (Gold); Celebrity Cruises (Silver); Virgin Voyages
(Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Small (Under 500 Cabins): Windstar
Cruises (Gold); Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Silver); Seabourn (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Contemporary: Royal Caribbean
International (Gold); Norwegian Cruise Line (Silver); Carnival Cruise Line
(Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Premium: Celebrity Cruises (Gold);
Virgin Voyages (Silver); Disney Cruise Line (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
(Gold); Seabourn (Silver); Silversea (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Line – US Waterways: Viking (Gold); American
Cruise Lines (Silver): American Queen Voyages (Bronze) 

CRUISE SHIPS 

Best Cruise Ship – Overall: Royal Caribbean
International’s Wonder of the Seas (Gold); Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Beyond
(Silver); Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Ship – Expedition/Adventure: Celebrity
Cruises’ Celebrity Flora (Gold); Viking Octantis (Silver); Seabourn’s Venture
(Bronze) 

Best Cruise Ship – Large (Over 1,000 Cabins): Royal
Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas (Gold); Celebrity Cruises’
Celebrity Beyond (Silver); Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Ship – Mid-Size (500-1,000 Cabins): Oceania
Cruises’ Oceania Riviera (Gold); Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam (Silver);
Viking Jupiter (Bronze)

Best Cruise Ship – Small (Under 500 Cabins): Regent Seven
Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Splendor (Gold); Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride
(Silver); Scenic Eclipse (Bronze)

Best Cruise Ship – Contemporary: Royal Caribbean
International’s Wonder of the Seas (Gold); Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian
Prima (Silver); Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras (Bronze)

Best Cruise Ship – Premium: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity
Beyond (Gold); Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady (Silver); Princess’ Discovery
Princess (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Ship – Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Cruises’
Seven Seas Splendor (Gold); Seabourn’s Ovation (Silver); Cunard’s Queen Mary II
(Bronze) 

RIVER CRUISES 

Best River Cruise Line – Overall: AmaWaterways (Gold);
Viking (Silver); Avalon Waterways (Bronze) 

Best River Cruise Line – Africa/Egypt: AmaWaterways
(Gold); Viking (Silver); Avalon Waterways (Bronze) 

Best River Cruise Line – Europe: AmaWaterways (Gold);
Viking (Silver); Avalon Waterways (Bronze) 

Best River Cruise Line – US Waterways: Viking (Gold);
American Cruise Lines (Silver); American Queen Voyages (Bronze) 

Best River Cruise Ship – Overall: AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna
(Gold); Viking Skaga (Silver); Avalon Waterways’ Avalon View (Bronze) 

DESTINATIONS 

Best City Destination – Domestic: Greater Miami and Miami
Beach (Gold); Las Vegas (Silver); New Orleans (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Asia: Japan (Gold); Thailand (Silver);
Korea (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific:
New Zealand (Gold); Australia (Silver); Fiji (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Central and South America: Costa Rica
(Gold); Belize (Silver); Brazil (Bronze) 

Best Destination – US State: Hawaii (Gold); Florida
(Silver); Arizona (Bronze)

Best Destination – Europe: Greece (Gold); Italy
(Silver); Portugal (Bronze)

Best Destination – Mediterranean: Greece (Gold); Italy
(Silver); Malta (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Caribbean: Jamaica (Gold); Puerto Rico
(Silver); Dominican Republic (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Mexico: Los Cabos (Gold); Riviera Maya
(Silver); Puerto Vallarta (Bronze) 

Best Destination – Middle East: Dubai (Gold); Israel
(Silver); Egypt (Bronze) 

Cruise Destinations 

Best Cruise Destination – Caribbean: Jamaica (Gold);
Dominican Republic (Silver); US Virgin Islands (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Destination – Europe: Greece (Gold); Italy
(Silver); Croatia (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Destination – Central and South America:
Costa Rica (Gold); Panama (Silver); Belize (Bronze) 

Best Cruise Destination – Hawaii/South Pacific: Hawaii
(Gold); Bora Bora (Silver); Tahiti (Bronze) 

Culinary Destinations

Best Culinary Destination –
Caribbean: Jamaica (Gold); Puerto Rico (Silver); Aruba (Bronze) 

Best Culinary Destination – Mexico: Riviera Maya (Gold);
Los Cabos (Silver); Puerto Vallarta (Bronze) 

Best Culinary Destination – US: New Orleans (Gold);
Greater Miami and Miami Beach (Silver); Las Vegas (Bronze) 

Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations

Best Wedding
Destination – Overall: Hawaii (Gold); Jamaica (Silver); Los Cabos (Bronze) 

Best Wedding Destination – Mexico: Riviera Maya (Gold);
Los Cabos (Silver); Puerto Vallarta (Bronze) 

Best Wedding Destination – Caribbean: Jamaica (Gold);
Saint Lucia (Silver); Dominican Republic (Bronze) 

Best Wedding Destination – Central and South America:
Costa Rica (Gold); Belize (Silver); Colombia (Bronze) 

Best Wedding Destination – Australia/New Zealand/South
Pacific: Bora Bora (Gold); Fiji (Silver); Tahiti (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Destination – US: Maui, Hawaii (Gold);
Florida Keys and Key West (Silver); Las Vegas (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Destination – Australia/New Zealand/South
Pacific: Bora Bora (Gold); Tahiti (Silver); Fiji (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Destination – Caribbean: Jamaica (Gold);
Dominican Republic (Silver); Puerto Rico (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Destination – Mexico: Riviera Maya (Gold);
Los Cabos (Silver); Puerto Vallarta (Bronze) 

TOURISM BOARDS 

Best Tourism Board – US: Greater Miami Convention &
Visitors Bureau (Gold); New Orleans & Company (Silver); Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority (Bronze) 

Best Tourism Board – Mexico: Los Cabos Tourism Board
(Gold); Quintana Roo Tourism Board – Mexican Caribbean (Silver); Puerto
Vallarta Tourism Board (Bronze) 

Best Tourism Board – Europe: Tourism Ireland (Gold):
Greek National Tourism Organization (Silver); Visit Portugal (Bronze) 

Best Tourism Board – Caribbean: Jamaica Tourist Board
(Gold); Dominican Republic Tourism Office (Silver); Discover Puerto Rico
(Bronze) 

Best Tourism Board – Central and South America: Costa
Rica Tourism Board (Gold); Belize Tourism Board – BTB (Silver); Panama Tourism
Authority (Bronze) 

Best Tourism Board – Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific:
Tourism Australia (Gold); Tourism New Zealand (Silver); Tourism Fiji (Bronze) 

HOTELS & RESORTS 

Best Hotel Chain – Overall: Sandals Resorts (Gold);
Marriott International (Silver); Playa Hotels & Resorts (Bronze) 

Best Hotel Chain – All-Inclusive: Sandals Resorts (Gold);
Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt (Silver); Karisma Hotels &
Resorts (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive – Overall: Impression Moxché by
Secrets (Gold); Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort& Spa (Silver); Sanctuary Cap
Cana (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Adults/Coupes Resort – Caribbean:
Sandals Grande St. Lucian (Gold); Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay (Silver);
Sanctuary Cap Cana (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Adults/Couples Resort – Mexico:
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (Gold); Hotel Xcaret Arte (Silver); Breathless
Cancun Soul (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Family Resort – Mexico: Hotel Xcaret
Mexico (Gold); Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya (Silver); Hyatt
Ziva Cancun (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Family Resort – Caribbean: Beaches
Turks & Caicos (Gold); Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana (Silver); Hyatt Ziva
Cap Cana (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Luxury Resort – Mexico: Secrets Akumal
Riviera Maya (Gold); Atelier Playa Mujeres (Silver); Grand Fiesta Americana
Coral Beach Cancun All-Inclusive Spa (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Luxury Resort – Caribbean: Secrets
Wild Orchid Montego Bay (Gold); Sanctuary Cap Cana (Silver); Club Med Michès
Playa Esmeralda – Dominican Republic (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Resort – Destination Weddings: Grand
Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa (Gold); Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort
(Silver); Hyatt Ziva Cancun (Bronze) 

Best All-Inclusive Resort – Honeymoons: Sandals Emerald
Bay (Gold); Impression Moxché by Secrets (Silver); La Casa de La Playa (Bronze)

Best All-Inclusive Resort – Spa and Wellness: Hyatt
Zilara Cap Cana (Gold); La Casa de La Playa (Silver); Grand Palladium Costa
Mujeres Resort & Spa (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort – US: Four Seasons Resort
Maui at Wailea (Gold); Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay (Silver) Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort – Mexico: Impression Moxché
by Secrets (Gold); Majestic Resorts Elegance Costa Mujeres (Silver); El Dorado
Maroma, by Karisma (Bronze) 

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort – Caribbean: Majestic Resorts
Elegance Punta Cana (Gold); Sanctuary Cap Cana (Silver); Jade Mountain, St.
Lucia (Bronze)

Best Luxury
Hotel/Resort – US: Four Seasons Hualalai (Gold); Bellagio Las Vegas (Silver);
Mandarin Oriental New York (Bronze) 

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort – Caribbean: Jade Mountain, St.
Lucia (Gold); Four Seasons Resort Anguilla (Silver); Sanctuary Cap Cana
(Bronze)

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort – Mexico: Secrets Maroma Beach
Riviera Cancun (Gold); Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos (Silver); La Casa de La Playa
(Bronze) 

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort – Central and South America:
Illa Experience Hotel (Gold); Itz-ana Belize (Silver); Nayara Tented Camp Costa
Rica (Bronze) 

Best Spa and Wellness Resort – Overall: Hyatt Zilara Cap
Cana (Gold); Banyan Tree Phuket Thailand (Silver); La Casa de La Playa (Bronze)

TOUR OPERATORS 

Escorted Tours Best Escorted Tour Operator – Overall:
Globus family of brands (Gold); Collette (Silver); Tauck (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Family: Adventures by
Disney (Gold); Globus family of brands (Silver); Collette (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Luxury: Abercrombie &
Kent (Gold); Kensington Tours (Silver); Tauck (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Adventure/Expedition: G
Adventures (Gold); Abercrombie & Kent (Silver); Kensington Tours (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Africa: Abercrombie &
Kent (Gold); Globus family of brands (Silver); African Travel (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Asia: Globus family of
brands (Gold); Tauck (Silver); Trafalgar (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Australia/New Zealand/South
Pacific: Globus family of brands (Gold); Collette (Silver); Tauck (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Canada: Collette (Gold);
Tauck (Silver); Globus family of brands (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – Europe: Globus family of
brands (Gold); Tauck (Silver); Collette (Bronze) 

Best Escorted Tour Operator – US: Collette (Gold); Tauck
(Silver); Globus family of brands (Bronze) 

Packaged Tours Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Overall:
Funjet Vacations (Gold); Delta Vacations (Silver); Apple Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Family: Delta Vacations
(Gold); Funjet Vacations (Silver); Apple Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Caribbean: Funjet
Vacations (Gold); Delta Vacations (Silver); Apple Vacations (Bronze)

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Australia/New
Zealand/South Pacific: Pleasant Holidays (Gold); Goway Travel (Silver); Delta
Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Mexico: Funjet Vacations
(Gold); Apple Vacations (Silver); Delta Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Europe: Delta Vacations
(Gold); Travel Impressions (Silver); Classic Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – US/Canada: Delta
Vacations (Gold); Funjet Vacations (Silver); Air Canada Vacations (Bronze) 

Best Tour Operator (Packaged) – Hawaii: Pleasant Holidays
(Gold); Blue Sky Tours (Silver); Delta Vacations (Bronze) 

VILLA RENTAL 

Best Villa Rental Company – Overall: Villas of
Distinction (Gold); Rental Escapes (Silver); Top Villas (Bronze) 

WATER PARKS 

Best Water Park – Domestic: Universal’s Volcano Bay
(Gold); Disney’s Blizzard Beach (Silver); Discovery Cove (Bronze) 

Best Water Park – Mexico: Xcaret Parks (Gold); The
Dolphin Company (Silver); Playa Mia (Bronze) 

RAIL TRAVEL 

Best Rail Experience: Rocky Mountaineer (Gold); Amtrak
Vacations (Silver); Alaska Denali Star (Bronze)

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Best Travel Insurance Provider – Overall: Allianz (Gold);
AIG Travel (Silver); IMG Travel Insurance (Bronze) 

Best Travel Insurance Provider – Customer Service:
Allianz (Gold); AIG Travel (Silver); C&F Travel Insured International
(Bronze) 

TRAVEL AGENT ACADEMY 

Best Travel Agent Academy Program: Puerto Rico Specialist
(Gold); Jamaica Travel Specialist (Silver); Costa Rica Specialist Program for
US Travel Advisors (Bronze) 

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY 

Best Travel Technology Provider: VAX VacationAccess
(Gold); Sabre (Silver); Amadeus (Bronze)


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