VIP Vacations was honored to receive the 2014 Gold Magellan Award for Travel Agency Innovation for a website. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors and recognizes the best in travel in various categories for resorts, cruise lines, destinations, online travel services, and airlines. A panel of nine travel industry professionals, including travel blogger Johnny Jet, the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council Jean-Claude Baumgarten, and Marc Mancini, judged the various categories based on “a high standard of excellence” according to Travel Weekly. Their acknowledgement was stated in the October 2014 issue of Travel Weekly magazine.
VIP Vacations launched their award winning website in May 2013. The website was awarded with a Silver Magellan last year for its innovation. “It was time to re-do the entire VIP website. I wanted it to look fresh, up to date, and show what VIP represents today versus 10 years ago” says VIP President Jennifer Doncsecz. “I wanted people to not only connect to VIP Vacations, but also with the agents they will work with. That connection is important for a life-long relationship.”
According to Marc Mancini, a world renowned travel industry speaker, educator, and consultant was quoted “…VIP Vacations… promote their front line professionals almost as much as the products that they sell. Their websites feature photos, bios, and the special interests of each of their representatives.”