ASTA has named AmaWaterways 2017’s River Cruise Line Partner of the Year. The announcement came during ASTA’s Global Convention in San Diego, CA. Accepting the award was Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner and Gary Murphy, vice president of sales and co-owner.
The ASTA Global Convention Awards recognizes industry suppliers who demonstrate a willingness and desire to partner with agencies and reward the travel agent sales force.
“Receiving this recognition from ASTA is such a validation of the hard work and incredible customer care delivered by our AmaWaterways employees in our office, in the field and onboard our 20 ships,” said Karst in a press release. “This year marks our 15th anniversary and we could not have come this far without the tremendous support we have received from the travel agent community. We thank ASTA for this accolade and are excited to see our relationship grow moving forward.”
Since 2002, AmaWaterways has worked with travel professionals closely to ensure a close relationship. There are 22 business development managers in North America and more than 30 ‘Seminars on the River’ each year, allowing agents to experience cruises first hand.
AmaWaterways is one of the highest-rated ships in Europe and has received countless honors and awards including 2016 Cruise Critics Editors’ Pick Award as “Best River Cruise Line” and Town & Country River Cruise Awards as “Best Overall,” “Best for Food,” “Best for Onboard Activities” and “Best for On-Shore Activities.”