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Travel Guru Tammy Levent Wins Silver AND Gold Magellan Awards

October 10, 2015

Travel Guru Tammy Levent Wins Silver AND Gold Magellan Awards

Palm Harbor, Fla. – Travel guru and CEO of Elite Travel Tammy Levent has won a Silver and a Gold Magellan Award honoring the best in travel!

In the Travel Agent Innovation individual category Tammy won the Gold Magellan award and for the Travel Agent Training Program category Tammy’s training program the Travel Agent Success Kit (TASK) took home the silver!

“The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. Winners are featured in an issue of Travel Weekly in October that will include a section dedicated to this year’s winners. Winners will also receive a custom produced statuette made by the same company that produces the Oscar® and Emmy® awards.

Honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan is the award to win if you are in the business of travel. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards is your opportunity to earn the recognition you deserve as one of the best in your industry.”

On winning the award Levent said, “I love what I do and winning awards like these are a testament to my dedication and passion. However, none of my success would be possible without the support and love of my friends, family, clients and my fellow agents. I’m so proud to have been selected as a Gold and Silver Magellan award winner and am grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way.”

A complete list of this year’s Travel Weekly Magellan Awards winners is available online at at www.travelweeklyawards.com/winners/.

About Tammy Levent

Tammy Levent’s experience in business began in New York at the age of 16 working for a wholesale appliance company and which led to her becoming a business owner at the age of 17. After years of working in New York she moved back to Florida where she faced many struggles and tragedies before starting her life long passion of working in travel. In 1996 she opened Elite Travel and quickly became an expert on strategic partnerships and built the company into a multi-million dollar empire. Fast forward to today and Tammy has developed the Travel Agent’s Success Kit ™ to help struggling travel agencies successfully adapt to this new age of travel.

About Elite Travel

Elite Travel is a travel management company there for its customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With representation nationwide, Elite has created the first and finest network of professionals dedicated to making your dreams come true, evidenced by each specialist being required to actually travel and experience firsthand the properties that they present, allowing them to share details and knowledge that cannot be acquired elsewhere and may prove to be essential to planning your customized trip. This team of highly trained specialists, combined with the special promotions and pricing exclusively offered by Elite, allows customers the opportunity to experience the very best in service and personal attention in creating a travel experience of a lifetime.

Contact
To learn more about Tammy Levent and to schedule her for an interview, contact:
Tammy Levent, CEO Elite Travel
O-866-726-9090
O-727-726-9090
C-727-560-2700 cell 24/7
Tammy@elitetravelgroup.net
www.tammylevent.com
www.EliteTravelGroup.net
www.HoneymoonGiveaway.com
www.EliteIncentiveTravel.com

Tammy Levent’s Achievements:

• 2015 Travvy Award for the Most Innovative Travel Agent
• 2015 Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards Excelling in Innovation Elite Travel Overall
• 2015 Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Awards Not Just a Training Program TASK
• 2014 Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Award Aid to All Elite Travel Overall
• 2014 Saint Lucia’s Top Producing Travel Agents for the 2014 Piton Awards Program
• 2014 Mentor BizWomen Mentoring Monday
• 2013 to Present Member of The Travel Institute’s Professional Educators Program
• 2013 Debuting The Travel Agent’s Survival Kit™, partnering with Kevin Harrington and GoGo
• 2013 Featured in the ebook The Little Giant: Small Business is the New Big
• 2012 Author of the #1 National Best Selling book Women Who Mean Business
• 2012 Named Ambassador/Strategic Partner for Business Women Connect
• 2012 Winner of the Editors choice awards for Women Who Mean Business
• 2011 Featured in The Crave Book
• Advisory board for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alliance at the University of South Florida
• 2011 Inducted and honoree in the World’s Who’s Who
• 2010 Made it to a Million Award – National E Women Network
• 2011 Speaker & Sponsor, 1st Tampa Bay’s Women’s Conference
• 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award
• NSA – National Speakers Association member
• Member: CLIA, IATAN, Tahiti Tiare Certified agency, Certified Destination Wedding Specialists
• Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels as well as Azul Hotels by Karisma Elite Award Winner “Top 10 Selling Agency for El Dorado Royal”
• Official Travel Sponsor, Tampa PWG show sponsors, Elite Events in Atlanta
• Contributing Writer & Guest Expert: The Perfect Wedding Guide, Bride’s Magazine, Modern Bride, Florida Bride, For the Bride, The Robb Report, Conde Nast Traveler, Weddzilla.com, Tampa Style, Panache Vue, Pulse, Lady Angler, Travel Agent, PeterGreenberg.com, Orlando Style, Travel Weekly Spotlights, Tampa Bay Parenting, Applause, Choice Lifestyle
• Platinum Preferred Agency Couples Resorts 14 years in a row
• Master Agent with AM Resorts
• Travel Impressions/American Express Vacations Global Award worldwide Best of the Best Agency 16 years straight
• Best of the Best Sandals Agency
• 2005, 2006, 2007 Fast 50 top growing companies in Tampa Bay (Only business to win 3 years in a row)
• 2011 National Diversity Council -Finalist Glass Ceiling Award
• 2002, 2008 & 2012 Business Woman of the Year awards
• 2008 Finalist TBBJ Ultimate CEO of the Year
• NBC Travel Show -Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Seminar presented by Tammy Levent
• Featured on NBC’s Hollywood’s Extra!
• 2001 to present Top 25 Women Owned Business, in the Tampa Bay Business Journal Book of Lists

Tampa, Fla. – Local travel agent Tammy Levent has been nominated for a Travvy Award in the category of Most Innovative Travel Agent for the second year in a row!

Earlier this year, Tammy Levent won the 2015 TRAVVY award as the Most Innovative Travel Agent. Since entering the race for the award in 2014 Tammy has proven that she still is the most innovative agent in the travel industry. By continuing to use her strategic partnerships to create new travel trends and new travel experience opportunities Tammy has raised the bar just a little bit higher in less than a year! Because of this, it’s no surprise that Tammy has been nominated for a Travvy Award in the category of Most Innovative Travel Agent for the second year in a row!

The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the industry today and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement.

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Travel Guru Tammy Levent Wins Silver AND Gold Magellan Awards

Palm Harbor, Fla. – Travel guru and CEO of Elite Travel Tammy Levent has won a Silver and a Gold Magellan Award honoring the best in travel!

In the Travel Agent Innovation individual category Tammy won the Gold Magellan award and for the Travel Agent Training Program category Tammy’s training program the Travel Agent Success Kit (TASK) took home the silver!

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