Vancouver-based Travel Agency Ranked Number One again by Top North American

- Canada's leading cruise retailer, Cruise Connections Canada, is named as top Canadian agency by international organization, Ensemble Travel Group

VANCOUVER, June 7 /CNW/ - Ensemble Travel Group (ETG) held its annual "Top 25" celebration at the luxury Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ETG honoured the Top 25 members of 2009 from both the US and Canada, culminating with an awards presentation, May 20th, where Cruise Connections was once again recognized as the top Canadian member.

"Their success truly sets the bar for the entire travel agency community to follow." JFM Public Relations President Jill Mross, commented.

Lindsay Pearlman, Ensemble Executive V.P. and General Manager for Canada, and Jack Mannix, Ensemble President and CEO, presented the award to Cruise Connections President, Sanjay Goel.

"This event was an opportunity for Ensemble Travel Group to formally recognize and celebrate the 'best of the best' of both Canadian and U.S. members," said Pearlman.

Cruise Connections has earned the position of ETG's number 1 member, 11 times in the past 12 years.

President Sanjay Goel comments on their success, "One Customer at a time has always been our philosophy. From our first days in 1993, we knew that our success would depend upon taking care of each customer - as a guest, on an individual basis. Ensemble's personal commitment to each member, and their outstanding programs allow us to shine with our guests. We are proud to be a member, and to once again be honoured with this award."

Ensemble Travel Group is an international network of more than 1100 expert travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada. With offices in both Canada and the United States it is the only true North American consortium for independent travel professionals.

Cruise Connections Canada is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is Canada's largest cruise-only retailer and has served over 250,000 customers worldwide. Established in 1993, they pioneered the national cruise retailer model in Canada, service customers seven days a week from coast to coast. The only company to offer a true "Guaranteed Lowest Price" program, they have earned the trust and loyalty of thousands of guests from across North America. Recent accomplishments include an exclusive partnership with The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, to produce experience-based charter programs in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, resulting in the largest cruise promotions in Canadian history.


For further information: For further information: Sanjay Goel, President, Cruise Connections Canada, (604) 760-3102,

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