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KHM TRAVEL GROUP HONORED AS TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS’ BEST OF THE BEST AGENCY
December 28, 2016
KHM Travel Group has been recognized by Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a “Best of the Best” travel agency. The honor is bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered Travel Impressions’ top performers and expert vacation planners.
GEOFF COX NAMED KHM TRAVEL GROUP’S VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
November 8, 2016
It is with great pleasure that KHM Travel Group announces the promotion of Geoff Cox to Vice President of Sales. Geoff’s exceptional leadership skills and commitment to growing KHM Travel Group’s sales volume make him a welcomed addition to the company’s Executive Team, which also includes President Rick Zimmerman and Vice President of Agent Operations Lisa Morris.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP HONORED AT AIC HOTEL GROUP’S PRESTIGIOUS SHOWSTOPPER AWARDS
September 29, 2016
AIC Hotel Group— the experiential brand offering an unrivaled vacation experience with limitless service and style—recognized KHM Travel Group for its outstanding achievement at their First Annual Showstopper Awards recently held at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. With over 150 travel partners in attendance, KHM Travel Group proudly took home the Double Platinum award.
RICK ZIMMERMAN SELECTED FOR 2016 CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE 2016 EXECUTIVE PARTNER ADVISORY BOARD
August 1, 2016
KHM Travel Group President and CEO Rick Zimmerman was announced as one of the newest members of Carnival’s 2016 Executive Partner Advisory Board. Comprised of 13 leading travel executives from a range of different cruise-selling business models, the board provides feedback and shares input on various trade initiatives with the line’s senior sales leadership team.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP WINS TOP HOST AGENCY AWARD AT RIU PARTNER CLUB AWARDS
July 7, 2016
KHM Travel Group Co-Founders Burt and Patricia Kramer traveled to the RIU Palace Aruba on June 2nd, 2016 and came home with an amazing souvenir – RIU’s Top Host Agency Award. Burt and Patricia attended the 1st Annual RIU Partner Club Awards as representatives for KHM Travel Group’s 4,000 independent travel agents. The main focus of the award ceremony was to honor travel agencies who support RIU Hotels & Resorts and strengthen the relationship between travel agents and the RIU Partner Club.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP RECEIVES APPLE VACATIONS 2016 CRYSTAL APPLE AWARD
April 22, 2016
Host travel agency KHM Travel Group received one of Apple Vacations’ highest honors, the National Crystal Apple Award, at the Golden Apple Dinner in Independence, Ohio on March 9th. Apple Vacations’ National Crystal Award is given to the agency that has the majority of charter seats booked outside of their home gateway.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP ANNOUNCES 2015 CRYSTAL AWARD WINNERS
March 4, 2016
Twenty-five KHM Travel Group Agents were recently honored as KHM Travel Group’s 2015 Agents of the Year. The awards were announced at a special ceremony aboard the Norwegian Sky during the host agency’s 3rd annual Crystal Awards, February 19th-22nd.
LISA MORRIS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF AGENT OPERATIONS
February 12, 2016
KHM Travel Group is proud to announce the promotion of Lisa Morris to Vice President of Agent Operations. In this new role, Lisa will continue her current duties as Supplier Relations Director and also serve as a supervisor to the members of the Senior Leadership Team in various departments including Agent Support, Training, and Marketing.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP WINS MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR REVENUE GROWTH
September 29, 2015
Brunswick-based host travel agency wins Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 award and is named one of Crain’s 52 Fastest-Growing Companies.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP INTRODUCES NEW BASECAMP PROGRAM
July 20, 2015
Host travel agency creates program for agents who need a boost reaching the Pinnacle Elite Agent Program
TRAVEL AGENTS PARTICIPATE IN “TINY HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME” DONATION
March 16, 2015
Independent travel agents and staff from KHM Travel Group and LoveShack Vacations recently visited and shared donations for the children of Tiny Hope Children’s Home in Jamaica.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP AGENT HOLLIE SCHMITT FEATURED IN TRAVEL WEEKLY
January 22, 2015
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KHM TRAVEL GROUP PURCHASES CLIA’s PREMIUM DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
KHM TRAVEL GROUP RECEIVES VACATION.COM PRESIDENT’S AWARD
KHM TRAVEL GROUP SPOTLIGHT IN TRAVEL WEEKLY
May 19, 2014
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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO INCLUDE KHM TRAVEL GROUP AGENT IN TRAVEL PARTNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
April 16, 2014
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KHM TRAVEL GROUP HONORED AT PRESTIGIOUS SANDALS RESORTS S.T.A.R. AWARDS
Sandals Resorts has recently recognized KHM Travel Group for their outstanding achievement by Sandals Resorts at the 11th Annual Travel Agency Recognition S.T.A.R Awards held recently at the elegant Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, Nassau, Bahamas.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM EL DORADO SPA RESORTS & HOTELS AND AZUL HOTELS BY KARISMA
KHM Travel Group Awarded Diamond Level 1 Status for Outstanding Service and Ongoing Dedication to Clients at 5th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards
KHM TRAVEL GROUP HONORED AS A TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS’ “BEST OF THE BEST” AGENCY
KHM Travel Group has been recognized by Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, as a “Best of the Best” travel agency – an honor bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered Travel Impressions top performers.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP RECOGNIZES NONA MILLER AS FIRST “PINNACLE ELITE AGENT OF THE MONTH”
KHM Travel Group is excited to announce that Nona Miller, a travel agent from Gerald, Missouri has been named the first “Pinnacle Elite Agent of the Month.” Nona’s travel agency, Endless Vacations, was chosen for this esteemed award because of its outstanding growth including a 25% increase in revenue so far in this year.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP AGENTS AND STAFF GIVE BACK IN PUERTO MORALES,MEXICO
KHM Travel Group’s most recent event provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy beautiful weather, beaches, sun and fun. Aside from the palm trees and white sand, it was also a great opportunity for the company to give back and bring happiness to a group of local schoolchildren.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Travel Agent FAM (Familiarization) trips are all about experiencing the world’s best destinations and learning firsthand what the variety of resorts can offer travelers. On KHM Travel Group’s latest FAM to Punta Cana, the Staff and over fifty Travel Agents in attendance did the usual networking and touring…plus something a little different.
ALASKA COMES ALIVE WITH VIVID IMAGERY AND STAGE PERFORMANCE
KHM Travel will host ON STAGE ALASKA, a free multi-media Alaska travel presentation created to provide a glimpse of the history, scenic grandeur, wildlife and friendliness of the people to those planning an Alaska vacation. The program, produced by Holland America Line, features their 2008 Alaska CruiseTour Destination Film and live performance by Laura Sable and Bill Wiemuth, an entertaining duo who will share their passion of the Great Land with you. Laura and Bill have cruised, lived, traveled and performed extensively throughout Alaska and are certified Alaska Naturalists.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP’S ACHIEVEMENTS GROW IN A BIG WAY
As many of you know, KHM Travel Group has undergone extensive growth over the past few years. From adding additional staff in almost every department, to expanding our offices to a large facility down the road, to launching the new TravSearch® consumer booking engine websites, we’re expanding in every way.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP LAUNCHES NEW GROUP TRAVEL HELP DESK
We are excited to announce that Marie Smith, one of our very own local KHM Travel Group agents, has been asked to join our team to provide support for our new Groups 1 on 1 Program. Marie comes to us with many years of experience working in the travel and hotel industry and is looking forward to supporting our agents with their efforts to book, sell and manage groups.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP LAUNCHES COMPASS TRAVEL ACADEMY
For years, prospective agents have been asking, “Are you a travel school?” Well, after considerable planning and hard work, KHM Travel Group can finally answer “Yes!” thanks to the much-anticipated launch of our new Compass Travel Academy. In March, we started accepting students for Compass Travel Academy, which is an online educational program designed to teach students about world geography, the travel industry and more.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP MAKES A BIG MOVE TO A NEW OFFICE
The moving boxes are finally empty and KHM Travel Group has settled into its new office, just 2 miles down the road from our old location. The new office was custom-designed and constructed to hold all of the major departments in one large office space, which enables the staff to communicate more efficiently and provide better service and support to all of our travel agents.
KHM TRAVEL GROUP PRESENTS NORTHEAST OHIO’S LARGEST VACATION EXPO TRAVEL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
KHM Travel Group presents the 2010 VACATION EXPO featuring over 30 representatives from the world’s leading cruise and vacation suppliers who will provide you with information on popular vacation packages as well as custom-designed travel experiences.
FUNJET VACATIONS INDUCTS LOCAL TRAVEL AGENCY TO EXCLUSIVE 500 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2010
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin] – Funjet Vacations is pleased and honored to announce the induction of KHM Travel Group as a member of the exclusive Funjet Vacations 500 Club. This elite program established over 30 years ago honors travel agencies who are top supporters and producers of Funjet Vacations.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN NAMES TRAVEL PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
On Wednesday, January 13th, President of KHM Travel Group Rick Zimmerman, Agency Director Burt Kramer, and Project Coordinator Lisa Morris listened in on a conference call with Royal Caribbean’s Mid-Atlantic Business Development Manager, Kathy Killen to hear some big news.