This year 102 Travel Counselors are being awarded the Pacesetters award, and for the fifth time in the program’s 37-year history, members of the U.S. Representative Network agencies were also named Pacesetters and will share in the celebration.
|Susie Segal, Laurie Farquhar, Annette Albert, Dave Scheich, Robin Turner, Ellen Bettridge, Barbara Shapiro, Ray Barnes, Claire Bennett and Brain Swanecamp|
Photo: Hall of Fame Awards at Pacesetters at the Waldorf Astoria/Conrad dinner at the Trianon Palace at Versailles
The Pacesetters represent the top 5 percent percent of American Express Consumer Travel Network’s (CTN) selling counselors and include sales representatives from American Express' wholly owned subsidiary and members of the U.S. Representative Network agencies.
During their late-April stay at The Westin Paris - Vendôme, the Pacesetters will be treated to a number of excursions where they will sightsee and learn about Paris to provide better servicing and product knowledge for their customers. While in Paris they will partake in adventurous opportunities, such as a classical city tour, pastry baking, backstage and first floor visit to the Eiffel Tower and discovery of the historical Montmartre Village.
More than 35 travel suppliers, including representatives from airlines, hotel companies, tour companies and cruise lines will accompany the Pacesetters during their Paris trip. During general sessions and via event activities, Pacesetters and suppliers will spend time exchanging ideas and discussing new developments in travel products and services.
American Express entered the travel agency business in 1915 and today is one of the world's largest travel agency networks.