|From left to right: Katie Sitton & Guest - The Cruise & Tour Center; Phyllis Murray & Guest - Avoya Travel; Joe Duckett & Guest - Windstar Cruises; Jim Eagan & Guest - Cruise Planners; Laura Dodson & Guest - The Cruise & Travel Specialist|
Windstar celebrated the winners of its 2015 Rising Stars Challenge this weekend at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
The top-selling travel agents were treated to a VIP red carpet weekend in Hollywood featuring tickets to the awards show, hotel accommodations at the Ritz Carlton, fine dining and more. The agents were hosted by Joe Duckett, Windstar’s vice president of marketing and sales.
The four winners of Windstar’s 2015 Rising Stars Challenge are:
*Phyllis Murray – Avoya Travel
*Jim Eagan – Cruise Planners
*Laura Dodson – The Cruise & Travel Specialist
*Katie Sitton – The Cruise and Tour Center
The winners were selected based on sales results of the Windstar 2015 Rising Star Challenge and graduation from Windstar’s Travel Agent Academy.
To create the Rising Stars weekend experience, Windstar partnered with sister brands AEG and Ritz Carlton Los Angeles to create a VIP red carpet weekend in Hollywood. Winners and their guests were treated to tickets to the 2015 Emmy Awards, accommodations at the Ritz Carlton, and complimentary airfare, dining and transfers to the airport.