Scenic and Emerald Waterways celebrate travel agent partners at River Awards 2017

River Awards 2017

On Monday 11th September, Scenic and Emerald Waterways celebrated their relationship with the trade industry at a glittering awards ceremony at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Manchester.

Over 60 travel agents joined Scenic and Emerald Waterways for their inaugural River Awards, where 11 awards were given to acknowledge the agents who have been passionate ambassadors for both of the brands over the years.

The winners of the River Awards 2017 included:

Emerald Waterways Top Agency, North
Winner – The Cruise Specialists

Scenic Top Agency, North
Winner – Hays Travel

Emerald Waterways Top Agency, Central
Winner – River Voyages

Scenic Top Agency, Central
Winner – RiverCruising.co.uk

Emerald Waterways Top Agency, South
Winner – Reader Offers Ltd

Scenic Top Agency, South
Winner – Iglu & Planet Cruise

Scenic Eclipse Top Agency
Winner – Reader Offers Ltd

Top High Street Agency
Winner – Eden Escapes

Top Group Agency
Winner – Titan

Top Homeworking Agency
Winner – Travel Counsellors

Agent of the Year
Winner – Gillian Williams, RiverCruising.co.uk

Dawn Quinn, Acting National Sales Manager for both brands, said “We are delighted with the success of our first ever River Awards. We are very proud of the relationship we have with our trade partners; it is fantastic to be able to reward them for all of their work with our brands so far, and we are looking forward to growing these relationships even more in the future.”

The evening included an update from both of the brands, which showcased some of the incredible developments which have taken place so far this year. Scenic has launched the World’s First Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse, which will visit the Polar Regions, Mediterranean and South America from August 2018. They have also released brand new itineraries on both European and Southeast Asian waterways, offering the largest suites and incredible Enrich experiences in true 5* luxury.

Emerald Waterways has welcomed three innovative new Star-Ships to its expanding fleet this year, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Liberté and Emerald Radiance, which was christened earlier this year by Godmother, Gillian Williams from RiverCruising.co.uk.

The event also proved a success for Scenic and Emerald Waterways’ official charity, Reuben’s Retreat, as over £540 was raised during the evening’s raffle, which will help the worthwhile charity to support families and children living with life-limiting or life-threatening illness, by providing them with assistance through a wide and varied range of services.

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