Wings Travel Group awarded "2010 Best of the Best Globe Award"




Sallie Rawlings

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Blue Bell, Pa. 12-8-2010 – Wings Travel Group was one of 52 travel agencies and organizations receiving a coveted “Globe Award” from Travel Impressions (, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide.  Award recipients are selected based upon criteria including business growth, innovation and partnership.


(PICTURED from left to right:  Steve Gorga-President/CEO, Travel Impressions, Sue Sheehan-Associate Director of Sales, Travel Impressions,

Mitch Gordon-Director Leisure Services, Wings Travel, Kate Murphy-President/CEO, Wings Travel, Doug Carpenter-CFO, Wings Travel,

Barbie Groves-VP of Sales, Travel Impressions, Janet Heinz-Director of Sales, Travel Impressions, and John Hanratty, VP of Marketing, Travel Impressions)


The award was presented at the tour operator’s annual “Best of the Best” celebration held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, for top performing travel agencies and organizations that book travel through American Express Vacations or Travel Impressions.  The program featured an executive forum with Travel Impressions’ President and CEO Steve Gorga, a feedback session from attendees, round table networking sessions with attending suppliers, a catamaran cruise, a zip line adventure, a golf tournament and spa pampering at the new Rock Spa.  The highlight of the four-day celebration was a gala dinner featuring entertainment by disco icon Gloria Gaynor.   In a gesture of sharing and thanks to the people of the Dominican Republic, Best of the Best attendees donated a variety of school supplies for distribution to Dominican school children.

            “We are always so proud to honor our Globe Award winners, because they truly represent peak performance in the travel industry,” said Steve Gorga.  “These professionals are sincerely committed to delivering outstanding customer service and providing memorable travel experiences for their clients.  We could not ask for better partners!”     

            Kate Murphy, President of Wings Travel Group said, “Our entire staff and I are very proud to have received this very prestigious award.  Travel Impressions is not just a vendor we work with, they are truly our partner.”


The Wings Travel Group consists of seven "brick and mortar" selling locations staffed with highly experienced, fully trained and well traveled consultants who look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your travel experience. Wings agents represent the best in the industry, many with multiple destination and travel type certifications. You are invited to use Wings Travel’s online resources found at , knowing that no matter where your travel takes you, you have a team of "real" professionals in a "real" agency standing behind every reservation you make to provide you with expert assistance and support.



Travel Impressions

Headquartered in New York, with offices in Pennsylvania and California, Travel Impressions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express.  Since its founding in 1974, Travel Impressions has taken more than six million travelers on vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Central and South America, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Dubai, South Africa, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, Hawaii, the Continental U.S. and its newest destinations of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.  Today, the company provides leisure vacation packages to 200 destinations and more than 2,100 resorts and hotels worldwide, departing from cities nationwide. Travel Impressions has received multiple industry awards for outstanding customer service, best overall operations, best technology, most knowledgeable reservations staff, and leading marketing materials – all of which are dedicated to delighting travel agents and their clients.