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The first of ACTA's three travel industry summits kicked off Thursday in Toronto, with a general sessions and a trade show followed by awards presentation. 500 members of the industry attended the summit where six ACTA national awards were presented, including a new award honouring Lifetime Achievement by a CTC/CTM.
And the winners are ...
ACTA Advocacy Award - Jamie Milton, CTM, Uniglobe Carefree Travel Group, Saskatoon
Before, during, and after the pandemic, Jamie is a dynamic and results-oriented advocate who understands the value of solidifying relationships with industry partners and her community for the benefit of the entire travel industry as well as her own business.
Leisure Travel Advisor Award - Camille Jocsak, CTC, Planned 2 Perfection, Mississauga
Camille is the multi-talented founder and President of Planned 2 Perfection in Mississauga and co- founder of P2P (Paradise to Perfection), P2P Life, and Travel with a cause. In addition to her travel and customer service expertise, she is a wedding and corporate event planner, fundraising consultant, trainer, mentor, popular guest speaker, and contributor to trade magazines and media.
Corporate Travel Advisor Award - Konstadina Mitropolous, AMEX Express Global Business, Toronto
Konstadina’s career is notable for her dedication to excellence and consistently impressive performance. She also acts as a trainer and mentor for peers. AMEX has selected her three times, including this year, for their prestigious GBT Pacesetters Award, identifying her among the most outstanding employees in their huge workforce around the world who combine high performance with exemplary team work.
CTC/CTM Lifetime Achievement Award - Annette Frey, Uniglobe Carefree Travel Group, Saskatoon
This is a new ACTA award to honour an exceptional CTC or CTM who embodies the highest standards of professionalism and serves as an inspiring example of dedication and perseverance. In her 30-year career, Annette has been honoured 24 years in a row by Uniglobe Western Canada with their Gold award.
ACTA Education Award - Angela Costs, CTC, from Mondessa Travel Group, Montreal
Angela is both a travel industry veteran and a highly respected educator at St. Pius X Career Centre in Montreal where she empowers her students to succeed in the travel industry. In addition to multiple travel certifications and diplomas, she will receive her Bachelors degree in professional education later this year.
Tomorrow’s Leader Award - McKenzie McMillan from the Travel Group, Vancouver
McKenzie’s career path includes the hotel and airline industries before becoming a travel advisor and now manager of supplier relations. He is a high-profile advocate for the travel industry and Co-founder of Millennials in Travel who started the organization’s first chapter in Vancouver.
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