Local travel agency named most improved award at annual conference

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:27

    SPARTA — Daniel Scully, President Scully Travel Group LLC recently received the Most Improved Award from Ensemble Travel® Group, one of the oldest and most respected membership cooperatives in the travel industry. The five regional awards were based on sales growth with Ensemble Travel Group’s preferred suppliers in 2010 compared to 2009. The sales award was presented by Ensemble Travel Group Co-Presidents Lindsay Pearlman and Libbie Rice on Oct. 20, 2011 during the organization’s annual international conference held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. More than 1,000 travel executives attended the key industry meeting. Over the five-day conference, Scully heard from an array of business and travel executives who spoke on such topics as defining luxury, succession planning, and branding your business. Scully also met one-on-one with cruise, air, tour, hotel, and other travel partners and Ensemble Travel Group staff to discuss new travel products and itineraries for their clients. Conference keynote speaker Peter Sheahan, best-selling author and entrepreneur, discussed creative strategies for turning challenges into opportunities and change into competitive advantage. Sheahan, author of six books including the just-released “Making It Happen” about the early stage entrepreneurial journey and small business success, also moderated a panel focused on how travel agency executives can be more successful in recruiting and retaining their next generation of employees. “It was such an honor to be named to this elite circle of successful travel executives,” said Scully. “In addition, this annual conference was packed with ideas that will help not only my clients with new and innovative travel products and services, but also will help me become a more effective and successful business owner. Many of the travel partners were discussing trends such as new destinations and booking patterns — the type of insider information that will shape my business strategy for 2012 and beyond.” To contact Scully Travel, call 973-729-6147.