Pictured: Agent of the year winner Jeanne Lally (second from left) picks up her award

Kuoni has recognised its best-performing independent agents at its inaugural awards ceremony for the trade.

Eight gongs were presented at an event in Oxford at the Crazy Bear Hotel on Wednesday evening.

Agents were judged on sales performance over the past 18 months, as well as customer service, innovation and overall “Kuoni-ness”.

Brad Bennetts, national sales manager, said: “This new event is about reward and recognition for some of our closest trade partnerships, who have delivered outstanding results over the past year.

“We wanted to make it a special occasion and send a clear message to everyone who attended that we value what they do and we will continue to invest in supporting them.

“Our approach is about long lasting relationships and ensuring we are acknowledging all the hard work agents put in to support Kuoni and deliver phenomenal results.

“Special ingredients” was a theme of the event which served bespoke cocktails and prizes being handed out.

List of winners:

Luxury agent of the year Peakes Travel Elite
Honeymoons and wedding agent of the year Baldwins Travel
Escorted touring agent of the year Peter Goord Travel
Small agency of the year Ocky White Travel
Long Haul agent of the year Blue Bay Travel
Homeworking company of the year Holidays Please
Large agency of the year Miles Morgan Travel
Agency of the year Travel Bureau Gosforth

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