ReserveDirect announced today the winners of its first annual TOP5 AGENT awards. These awards are designed to recognize sales and excellence to travel agents that utilize one or all of ReserveDirect’s reservation websites to book travel for their clients throughout the year. The awards are based on a combination of overall sales volume and the number of vacation packages processed.
“This past year was yet another growth year for ReserveDirect destinations, and we attribute a good portion of that growth to our agent-related sales,” explained John Johnson, President of Reserve Direct. “As a young company, we are still in the process of developing programs to encourage and assist our agents to be successful, and these awards are an important first step.”
The winners of the TOP5 AGENT award in 2006 are Trinity Coleman, Kathy Holliday, Debbie Boswell, Donna Lewis and Roni Andersen.
Trinity Coleman works with Information Tickets & Travel at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Not only was Coleman a ReserveDirect TOP5 AGENT, she was the number one overall producing agent in the Midwest.
Kathy Holliday is employed by AAA Missouri, located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Holiday reigned supreme over all as the number one AAA Missouri-affiliated agent over all other AAA agents.
Debbie Boswell, too, is a AAA Missouri agent, but works in the St Louis-based AAA office. Boswell was the highest-selling AAA Missouri agent in the St Louis area.
Donna Lewis, another AAA Agent, works from the Tulsa, Oklahoma office. Lewis was the number one-producing agent in Oklahoma.
Roni Anderson finds her clients in and around the Bellevue, Nebraska area. In addition to being a TOP5 AGENT, Anderson was the highest-producing agent for AAA Nebraska.
Johnson said that with the expansion to Orlando, Florida in 2007, we are able to cater to a whole new variety of travel agents trying to streamline their customers’ vacation-building process. “Based on sales already in 2007, we’re going to have a little more competition this year for our TOP5 Awards.”
“The convenience of real time packaging, the best rates and discounts, and our instant confirmation helped these agents convert more sales to destinations we serve,” Johnson noted. “There simply isn’t a better in-market tool for agents who are researching, quoting and securing reservations for their clients.”
ReserveDirect provides agents with easy-to-use, online reservation systems for a variety of destinations including Branson, Missouri and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and new in November 2006, Orlando, Florida. The travel agent can use their login to access their account of any of ReserveDirect’s websites, build custom packages for their clients, including a large variety of lodging and ticketed attractions such as theater shows and theme parks— all while earning a commission and other incentives.