Detroit-Area Travel Advisor Honored with National “Employee of Excellence” Award from Travel Leaders

Angie Lavalle named among nation’s best at 2019 EDGE Conference

New York, NY, (June 21, 2019) — A leading Detroit-area travel advisor was recently singled out from thousands of travel professionals nationally by Travel Leaders Network as an “Employee of Excellence.”  In recognizing Angie Lavalle, who has spent more than 35 years with the World of Travel agency in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Travel Leaders noted her excellence and commitment to going above and beyond on behalf of her leisure clients and forging strong relationships with supplier partners. Lavalle received the honor during an awards ceremony on Friday, June 7, at EDGE, Travel Leaders Network’s Annual Conference took place this year at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

“Angie has an extremely loyal base of leisure travel clients and she has assisted them with dream vacations all over the world,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network.  “One of the things that is impressive about Angie is that she stays abreast of new technology and embraces it in order to be as resourceful and impactful as possible for her clients. Her rapport with her clients shows in the 5-star ratings and reviews she receives online. Angie is truly deserving of this recognition.”

Angie's rapport with her clients shows in the 5-star ratings and reviews she receives online.

– Travel Leaders Network  President Roger E. Block

Lavalle also has an uncanny ability to remember immense details about everything from a cruise ship’s layout and features to a client’s personal preferences.  Her attention to detail, combined with her computer skills helped her grow the sales for her leisure cruise business tremendously in 2018.

Online reviews from some of her clients include:

  • “Angie is great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and responsive and always tries to get the most for our travel dollars.” – Dan
  • “Angie has always been really responsive in answering my questions and providing the best possible pricing for our travel needs. She is thorough and efficient in seeing to the little details necessary to make our travel bookings correct and memorable.” – Marlene C.
  • “Angie has been booking cruises for my family and friends for over ten years because she is awesome! Angie always returns calls and emails in a timely manner. She is dependable, trustworthy, and efficient. I consider her a friend. She is the best!”  – Tracy M.

Lavalle is a cruise specialist who has sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Alaska, Canada and New England. Because of the high volume of cruises that she sells, she is well positioned to offer exclusive perks and pricing for her clients, such as shipboard credits, upgrades, spa treatments, specialty dining options and pre-paid gratuities.

Cruise partners even recognize how valuable Lavalle is to her clients.   Peggy Glick, a manager with Celebrity Cruises, said “Angie is a very tenacious travel advisor. She knows her clients well and takes time to ensure that they are receiving every amenity and advantage on their cruise vacation.”  Michelle Saegesser, a vice president with Viking Cruises, said “We value her dedication and commitment.”

Lavalle continues to provide exceptional travel consultation for the Travel Leaders Bloomfield Hills agency location. To learn more, please call 248-203-0022 or visit her profile at TravelLeaders.com. “Travel Better” with Travel Leaders.

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