(Lancaster, PA, Dec 2010) – Dream Makers Vacation Services was one of 52 travel agencies and organizations receiving a coveted “Globe Award” from Travel Impressions (http://www.travelimpressions.com), one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide.  Award recipients are selected based upon criteria including business growth, innovation and partnership.

The award was presented at the tour operator ’s annual “Best of the Best” celebration held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, for top performing travel agencies and organizations that book travel through American Express Vacations or Travel Impressions.  The program featured an executive forum with Travel Impressions’ President and CEO Steve Gorga, a feedback session from attendees, round table networking sessions with attending suppliers, a catamaran cruise, a zip line adventure, a golf tournament and spa pampering at the new Rock Spa.  The highlight of the four-day celebration was a gala dinner featuring entertainment by disco icon Gloria Gaynor.   In a gesture of sharing and thanks to the people of the Dominican Republic, Best of the Best attendees donated a variety of school supplies for distribution to Dominican school children.

From left to right: Steve Gorga President & CEO Travel Impressions, Sue Sheehan Business Development Manager Travel Impressions, Amy McHugh Co-Owner Dream Makers Vacation Services, Barbie Groves Vice President of Sales, Janet Heinz Sr. Director of Sales and John Hanratty Chief Marketing Officer.

            “We are always so proud to honor our Globe Award winners, because they truly represent peak performance in the travel industry,” said Steve Gorga.  “These professionals are sincerely committed to delivering outstanding customer service and providing memorable travel experiences for their clients.  We could not ask for better partners!”   

            “Travel Impressions is the top tour operator in the travel industry and we turn to them for their competitive rates, amenities for clients and their unparalleled customer service and support. We feel so honored to be named among their top worldwide travel agencies and look forward to many more wonderful years together, “said Amy McHugh, co-owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services.

Dream Makers Vacation Services
Dream Makers Vacation Services is a multimillion dollar agency that specializes in Caribbean vacations, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Family Group, and Company Group Vacations.  They sell many all-inclusive and non-all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central & South America, and Europe as well as Disney Resorts and cruises.  They service clients from all over the US, Canada, and the world, including our US soldiers stationed abroad.  Headquartered  in Lancaster, PA, they have agents all over the US.   

Travel Impressions
Headquartered in New York, with offices in Pennsylvania and California, Travel Impressions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express.  Since its founding in 1974, Travel Impressions has taken more than six million travelers on vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Central and South America, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Dubai, South Africa, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, Hawaii, the Continental U.S. and its newest destinations of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.  Today, the company provides leisure vacation packages to 200 destinations and more than 2,100 resorts and hotels worldwide, departing from cities nationwide. Travel Impressions has received multiple industry awards for outstanding customer service, best overall operations, best technology, most knowledgeable reservations staff, and leading marketing materials – all of which are dedicated to delighting travel agents and their clients.

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