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AAA Western and Central New York honored as Travel Impressions' 'Best of the Best' agency

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Mon, Dec 17th 2018 12:00 pm
Scott Wiseman, president, Travel Impressions; Brian Murray, director of travel for AAA of Western and Central New York; and Bill Reedy, business development manager, Travel Impressions.
Scott Wiseman, president, Travel Impressions; Brian Murray, director of travel for AAA of Western and Central New York; and Bill Reedy, business development manager, Travel Impressions.

By AAA of Western and Central New York

AAA Western and Central New York has been recognized by Travel Impressions (www.travelimpressions.com), one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a “Best of the Best” travel agency. The honor is bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners whose knowledge and expertise planning and executing memorable vacation experiences on behalf of clients has contributed to their status as a top performer for Travel Impressions.

Additionally, AAA Western and Central New York was one of 32 agencies to receive the coveted “Globe Award” from Travel Impressions. Globe Award recipients are selected based upon criteria including business growth, innovation and partnership.

The award was presented at Travel Impressions’ 23rd annual “Best of the Best” gala event, held at Breathless Riviera Cancun on a stretch of Riviera Maya coastline.

“We are honored to be recognized with a Globe Award from Travel Impressions,” said Carol DiOrio, vice president of travel at AAA Western and Central New York. “We work closely with Travel Impressions to ensure our clients receive the highest quality vacation experiences with premium amenities at attractive price points. The partnership fuels the growth of our business and allows us to maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction.”

Travel Impressions’ “Best of the Best” conference was attended by 300 delegates, including travel agents, journalists and representatives from some of the top hotel and resort brands. The multi-day event featured presentations by senior Travel Impressions leaders and other industry experts, business-enhancing educational opportunities, hotel site inspections and other local excursions, including a charity event hosted by Amstar DMC in conjunction with Huellas de Pan, a nonprofit civil association that works to provide nutritious food to vulnerable people in Cancun’s urban area.

Travel Impressions is one of the nation's largest leisure tour operators, offering packaged and FIT vacations to more than 1,300 destinations in the Caribbean; Asia and its subcontinents and the Persian Gulf; Mexico; Central and South America; Europe, including the Eastern Mediterranean; Africa; Australia; New Zealand; Fiji; the island of Tahiti; Canada; the Continental U.S.; Alaska; and Hawaii. An extensive portfolio features more than 200,000 resorts, hotels and over 1,500 luxury villas, plus 2,000 tours provide global options for every traveler. In addition to vacation packages utilizing scheduled air on major carriers, the company also offers dedicated vacation flights from 26 U.S. departure cities to popular vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica.

As upstate New York’s largest member services organization, AAA Western and Central New York provides more than 870,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com. For travel arrangements or inquiries, call 855-862-6651.

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