This year’s Aspire Awards will once again be given out during the Agent Achievement Awards, to be held in London in July. And this time we’ve partnered with Greece to bring you the only agent awards that recognise the luxury travel industry’s finest talent.
Christina Kalogera, UK director of tourism at the Greek National Tourism Organisation, said: “We are really excited to be involved with the Aspire Awards this year and to be hosting a group of top Aspire agents in the Peloponnese this summer. Greece has some of the world’s best resorts, with exemplary quality of service.
“Many are in the southern mainland, where there is also significant growth in the number of luxury private villas and boutique hotels entering the market.
“Furthermore, we are looking forward to showcasing the different qualities and attributes of the Peloponnese including the cultural and historical sites, beautiful landscapes perfect for walking and trekking, lovely beaches, superb spas, top-quality golf courses and much more.
“We are also keen to prove how accessible Greece is from the UK – just a three-hour flight – and how appealing it truly is year-round, especially the Peloponnese with its mild climate and many experiences on offer.”
As part of the partnership Greece is putting on a luxury fam trip for Aspire agents who enter the awards.
Aspire Awards 2015: HOW TO ENTER
There are four categories, three of which you can enter or be nominated for. They are:
ASPIRE BOOKING OF THE YEAR
An Aspire Travel Club agent member who has made a booking that stands out from the rest and demonstrates great knowledge and effective relationships with suppliers to ensure a perfect and seamless trip.
How: written submission.
ASPIRE EXTRA MILE AWARD
An Aspire Travel Club agent member who has done something extraordinary that was above and beyond the norms of customer service. How: written submission.
ASPIRE AGENT OF THE YEAR
An Aspire Travel Club agent member with proven sales performance and who shows dedication to learning by attending events and having good relationships with suppliers, a clear demonstration of engagement with the local community to encourage new and loyal business, and customer service. How: written submission.
Aspire Supporter of the Year
Chosen by the Aspire team, based on several factors. These include attendance and participation in events, logging bookings, helping Aspire to develop, offering advice to our team on what is important to luxury agents and writing reports after fam trips for us to publish.
How: chosen by Aspire.
To enter the first three categories, go to the Agent Achievement Awards website: agentachievementawards.co.uk
There’s much more to winning an award than a funky trophy
The accolade of being crowned one of the winners is a huge honour. But a trophy is just the beginning. All the finalists will be invited to the black-tie Agent Achievement Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on July 7. You will be hosted with a three-course meal and drinks. You may even be called on to the stage to collect one of the four prizes!
All those who enter the awards will also be placed in a draw to win a trip to Greece, courtesy of our sponsor, in June (probable departure: June 16).
This trip will focus on Costa Navarino, with one night in Mani, providing an insight into this exciting and high-end area of Greece.
Activities will include plenty of sun and sea, sailing, great walks, spa treatments and some golf, if you like it. There will also be the chance to visit ancient Messini and Kardamyli, as well as the medieval castles of Methoni, Koroni and Pylos.
If this sounds good, the only way to secure a place on the trip is to enter the awards.
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