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PAX Global Media's Awards of Excellence are back for 2019!

PAX Global Media's Awards of Excellence are back for 2019!

Once again, it's time to honour the best of the travel industry by making a nomination in PAX Global Media's Awards of Excellence!

Starting today (Nov. 5) and running until Nov. 25 2019, the Canadian travel industry is invited to nominate themselves or a colleague in recognition of their achievements in the travel industry over the last year.

You can check out last year's winners, here!

"It's a real pleasure for me to host the Awards of Excellence every year. There are so many dedicated, hardworking people in our beautiful industry; it's important to highlight their work and professionalism and here at PAX, we've been doing that for the past 15 years," says Uguette Chiasson, CEO of PAX Global Media.

Six awards categories

This year, the Awards of Excellence will feature six categories: Travel Agent of the Year, Reservation Agent of the Year, Representative of the Year, Personality of the Year, Rookie of the Year and back for a third year, the Social Media Guru of the Year award.

After the nomination period closes, voting will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9, 2019, with the winners announced in on Dec. 12, 2019.

All industry professionals are invited to make a nomination and cast a vote. Each nominee must be working for a business in the Canadian travel industry and must be nominated for achievements made within 2019.

Candidates may submit their own names or those of other professionals by filling out the nomination form.


How it works

The contest is held nationwide.

Each nominee must be working for a business in the Canadian travel industry.

All Awards of Excellence 2019 nominees must be identified with actions or achievements related to the past year.

Candidates may submit their own names or those of other professionals by filling out the nomination form.


Travel Agent of the Year

This recipient is recognized for bringing professionalism and added value to his or her company and the industry at large. This individual is known by colleagues and representatives from other travel companies for hard work and dedication to the job, and always goes above and beyond to achieve client satisfaction.

Reservation Agent of the Year

The quality of this person’s service (wholesaler and consolidator) has contributed towards promoting their company to travel agencies in Canada. This person is recognized by travel agents for providing exceptional service and guidance, is depended on by managers, and looked-up to by peers.

Representative of the Year

The recipient of this award (wholesaler, cruise, insurance, hotel chain, airline, etc.) is recognized for having passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for the brand they represent. This person is a familiar face to travel agencies within their assigned territory, and works tirelessly to ensure the travel community is educated on the product and has all resources available to sell it to clients.

Rookie of the Year 

This Award of Excellence is presented to a newcomer to the travel industry profession as of Jan. 1, 2019. So far, this person has shown true skill and enthusiasm for tasks at hand and the industry at large. They are recognized by managers and peers within their company as an individual with great potential.

Social Media Guru of the Year 

Know someone who's always on Twitter, or always has the best feed on Instagram? This award goes to the individual who has used the internet to the best of their abilities in order to promote social and economic development within their organization.

Personality of the last 15 Years

This sought-after title will be awarded to an individual who has stood out among all others in Canada’s travel industry. Whether for achievements made in their career or philanthropic work, this award recognizes this exceptional person’s value and acknowledges the respect and recognition they deserve for the competence and passion they bring to their profession over the last 15 years.

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