Onboard Uniworld River Cruise
May 21, 2015 – The 2015 Ensemble Travel® Group Top Producers celebration was held recently aboard the Uniworld River Countess, sailing round trip Venice on “The Gems Of Northern Italy” cruise. This annual event, which recognizes the top producers in both the U.S. and Canada, included a number of social, recreational, and business activities. Selection criteria were based on members’ 2014 sales performance with Ensemble Travel Group’s preferred suppliers.
“2014 was one of the best years in our company’s more than 45 years in the business of travel,” said Lindsay Pearlman, Ensemble co-president. “So as a member-owned, profit-sharing organization, there’s never a more exciting time than now when shareholders are duly rewarded for their hard work. To say we had a ship full of delighted Ensemble shareholders onboard would be an understatement!”
Among the highlights of the Ensemble Top Producers celebration cruise: an exclusive opening of St. Mark’s Basilica hosted by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, private cooking lesson in Bologna, tours of ancient Ravenna and the Lamborghini Museum, private vineyard lunch in Verona, and gondola rides in Venice.
Members also attended special business meetings led by Pearlman and Co-President Libbie Rice to discuss business trends and new initiatives planned or under discussion in the coming year. In addition, the program featured informal discussion sessions for members with supplier sponsors.
Ensemble Travel Group partners who helped make this year’s Ensemble Top Producers celebration a success were: Abercrombie & Kent USA, AM Lithographers, Avis Budget Group, Celebrity Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Globus family of brands, Holland America Line/Seabourn, Learning Journeys, Manulife Financial, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sunwing Travel Group, Travel Bound, Travel Guard, Travel Impressions, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Vitesse Worldwide, and WestJet Vacations.