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The Trazees 2015: Recap

by Trazee Travel

Sep 1, 2015

© Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

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Trazee Travel honored the inaugural winners of The Trazees, the awards announced here on July 28 at a reception that same evening, to coincide with the annual Global Business Travel Association convention in Orlando, Fla. Held at the brand-new, speakeasy-style Itta Bena, acceptees from a number of award-winning travel providers joined us on behalf of their companies and to celebrate another successful year in the industry. The event was hosted in conjunction with co-sponsor Meliá Hotels International.

 

Trazee Travel is dedicated to all things travel for travelers aged 18–35. Updated daily, the web publication covers trends, products, tips and so much more in the world of travel. Nominations for the inaugural awards were accepted via online ballot and from trazeetravel.com’s intrepid contributors. A committee of select FX Express Publications, Inc., management selected the final winners.

 

Check out all the winners and pictures from the event!

 

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Daniela Villarroel, coordinator of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International; Alex Lizama, regional director of global sales, business travel, West USA and Canada, Meliá Hotels International © Greg Cohen

 

Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com © Greg Cohen

 

Richard Evans, senior vice president, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Kimberly Krol, managing editor Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Monique Barrett, associate editor, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Rob Setzman, advertising manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Olivia Falcione, advertising manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Mike Donahue, interim sales manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Richard Evans, senior vice president, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Kimberly Krol, managing editor Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Monique Barrett, associate editor, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Rob Setzman, advertising manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Olivia Falcione, advertising manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com; Mike Donahue, interim sales manager, Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com © Greg Cohen

 

Nicky De Jesus, director of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International; Alejandra Garfunkel, director of sales, Meliá Buenos Aires; Joyce McKinley, director of global sales business travel, East Coast and Canada, Meliá Hotels International; Andre Newbold, director of sales, Meliá Nassau Beach; Mariela Pesci, senior account manager, Meliá Buenos Aires Hotel; Rebecca Meyers, director of global sales, business travel, Meliá Hotels International: Daniela Villarroel, coordinator of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International; Luz Frick, sales manager, business travel, Cluster Barcelona © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Nicky De Jesus, director of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International; Alejandra Garfunkel, director of sales, Meliá Buenos Aires; Joyce McKinley, director of global sales business travel, East Coast and Canada, Meliá Hotels International; Andre Newbold, director of sales, Meliá Nassau Beach; Mariela Pesci, senior account manager, Meliá Buenos Aires Hotel; Rebecca Meyers, director of global sales, business travel, Meliá Hotels International: Daniela Villarroel, coordinator of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International; Luz Frick, sales manager, business travel, Cluster Barcelona © Greg Cohen

 

Nicky De Jesus, director of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Nicky De Jesus, director of global sales, business travel, the Americas, Meliá Hotels International © Greg Cohen

 

Doug Fischer, regional director, The Boeing Co. © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Doug Fischer, regional director, The Boeing Co. © Greg Cohen

 

Steve Mayers, airport director – customer relations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Steve Mayers, airport director – customer relations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport © Greg Cohen

 

Lorena Villar, marketing and trade relations manager, Tourist Office of Spain © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Lorena Villar, marketing and trade relations manager, Tourist Office of Spain © Greg Cohen

 

Alice McQuade, director of intermediary sales, Americas sales, InterContinental Hotels Group © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Alice McQuade, director of intermediary sales, Americas sales, InterContinental Hotels Group © Greg Cohen

 

Asad Ahmed, vice president of sales EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Asad Ahmed, vice president of sales EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide © Greg Cohen

 

Marty Grant, director of sales, Element, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Marty Grant, director of sales, Element, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton © Greg Cohen

 

Chema Alvarado, director, sales, oneworld © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Chema Alvarado, director, sales, oneworld © Greg Cohen

 

Lourdes Perez, managing editor sales – South, United Airlines © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Lourdes Perez, managing editor sales – South, United Airlines © Greg Cohen

 

Juan Camilo Caicedo, corporate and leisure director, North America, LATAM Airlines Group © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Juan Camilo Caicedo, corporate and leisure director, North America, LATAM Airlines Group © Greg Cohen

 

Todd Neuman, vice president commercial, South African Airways © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Todd Neuman, vice president commercial, South African Airways © Greg Cohen

 

Sandy Huang, deputy senior vice president, EVA Air © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Sandy Huang, deputy senior vice president, EVA Air © Greg Cohen

 

Brooke Wiegand, director of field marketing – luxury and lifestyle brands, Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corp. © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Brooke Wiegand, director of field marketing – luxury and lifestyle brands, Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corp. © Greg Cohen

 

Rafael Lizarraga, vice president, corporate sales, Grupo Posadas © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Rafael Lizarraga, vice president, corporate sales, Grupo Posadas © Greg Cohen

 

Robert Stern, digital customer insight, JetBlue © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Robert Stern, digital customer insight, JetBlue © Greg Cohen

 

TK; Scott Morgan, senior director of national sales, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; Christine Lawson, senior vice president, sales and catering, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; Robert Cvik, director of national accounts, East Coast, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; TK © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

TK; Scott Morgan, senior director of national sales, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; Christine Lawson, senior vice president, sales and catering, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; Robert Cvik, director of national accounts, East Coast, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; TK © Greg Cohen

 

Fabiana Farias-Jenkins, director, global ecommerce and digital, Marriott © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Fabiana Farias-Jenkins, director, global ecommerce and digital, Marriott © Greg Cohen

 

Kim Rodriguez, associate vice president of business rental administration, Enterprise Holdings © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Kim Rodriguez, associate vice president of business rental administration, Enterprise Holdings © Greg Cohen

 

Charles Jackson, associate director of strategic sales, Verizon Wireless © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Charles Jackson, associate director of strategic sales, Verizon Wireless © Greg Cohen

 

Eric Hall, manager of distribution and air programs, Southwest Airlines © Trazee Travel | Greg Cohen

Eric Hall, manager of distribution and air programs, Southwest Airlines © Greg Cohen

 

Becky Casey, director of national sales, Denihan Hospitality Group © Greg Cohen

Becky Casey, director of national sales, Denihan Hospitality Group © Greg Cohen

 

Helen Maguire, director of consumer sales, Aer Lingus; Jeff Wright, director of corporate sales, Aer Lingus © Trazee Travel | Rob Setzman

Helen Maguire, director of consumer sales, Aer Lingus; Jeff Wright, director of corporate sales, Aer Lingus © Rob Setzman

 

Alison Metcalfe, executive vice president, USA and Canada, Tourism Ireland © Trazee Travel | Rob Setzman

Alison Metcalfe, executive vice president, USA and Canada, Tourism Ireland © Rob Setzman

 

Marzena Weglowski-Pallazzo, marketing manager, German National Tourist Office/Bavaria Tourism Marketing; Ricarda Lindner, director, German National Tourist Office © Trazee Travel | Dick Evans

Marzena Weglowski-Pallazzo, marketing manager, German National Tourist Office/Bavaria Tourism Marketing; Ricarda Lindner, director, German National Tourist Office © Dick Evans

 

Fernand Fernandez, vice president, global marketing, American Airlines © Trazee Travel | Mike Donahue

Fernand Fernandez, vice president, global marketing, American Airlines © Mike Donahue

 

Angela Geissler, account director, North America, Munich Airport International © Trazee Travel | Rafie Iannello

Angela Geissler, account director, North America, Munich Airport International © Rafie Iannello

 

Ashli Austin, project manager, Alaska Airlines; Annette Chanez, cargo accounting manager, Alaska Airlines; Jacqueline Drumheller, sustainability manager, Alaska Airlines; Rhonda Smith, corporate real estate and analytics manager, Alaska Airlines; Lynne Hiemer, human resources coordinator, Alaska Airlines

Ashli Austin, project manager, Alaska Airlines; Annette Chanez, cargo accounting manager, Alaska Airlines; Jacqueline Drumheller, sustainability manager, Alaska Airlines; Rhonda Smith, corporate real estate and analytics manager, Alaska Airlines; Lynne Hiemer, human resources coordinator, Alaska Airlines

 

Tom Ludington, general manager, USA, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Tom Ludington, general manager, USA, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

 

Winners’ Circle

Favorite International Airline: American Airlines

Favorite Aircraft Type: Boeing 787

Favorite Airline Website: JetBlue

Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program: United MileagePlus

Favorite Airline in North America, Favorite Budget Airline: Southwest

Favorite Airline to South America: LAN Airlines

Favorite Airline in Europe: Aer Lingus

Favorite Airline in Africa: South African Airways

Favorite Asian Airline: EVA Air

Favorite Overall Airport in the World: Munich Airport

Favorite Airport in North America: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Favorite Individual Hotel: The James Chicago

Favorite Hotel Chain: Kimpton Hotels

Favorite Lifestyle Hotel: Andaz

Favorite Hotel Website: Marriott

Favorite Hotel Rewards Program: IHG Rewards Club

Favorite Hotel Chain in Latin America: InterContinental Hotels Group

Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico: Fiesta Americana

Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Favorite Green Hotel: Element Hotels

Favorite Country: Spain

Favorite Worldwide City: Dublin

Favorite Wireless Service: Verizon

Favorite Event Around The Globe: Oktoberfest

Favorite Rental Car Company: National

 

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