The ACTA 2023 Eastern Canada Travel Industry Summit took place on 14SEP, kicking off the first of three travel industry events. At the end of the Toronto Summit, six national awards were presented, including a new award recognizing Lifetime Achievement by a CTC/CTM.
2023 ACTA Award Recipients
ACTA Advocacy Award - Jamie Milton, CTM, Uniglobe Carefree Travel Group, Saskatoon.
Before, during, and after the pandemic, Milton has been an advocate who understands the value of solidifying relationships with industry partners and her community to benefit the entire travel industry and her business.
Leisure Travel Advisor Award - Camille Jocsak, CTC, Planned 2 Perfection, Mississauga
Jocsak is the founder and President of Planned 2 Perfection in Mississauga and co-founder of P2P (Paradise to Perfection), P2P Life, and Travel with a Cause. In addition to her travel and customer service expertise, she is a wedding and corporate event planner, fundraising consultant, trainer, mentor, popular guest speaker, and contributor to trade magazines and media.
Corporate Travel Advisor Award - Konstadina Mitropolous, AMEX Express Global Business in Toronto.
Konstadina's career is notable for her dedication to excellence and consistently impressive performance. She also acts as a trainer and mentor for peers. AMEX has selected her three times, including this year, for their prestigious GBT Pacesetters Award, identifying her among the most outstanding employees worldwide who combine high performance with exemplary teamwork.
CTC/CTM Lifetime Achievement Award - Annette Frey, Uniglobe Carefree Travel Group in Saskatoon.
This is a new ACTA award to honour an exceptional CTC or CTM who embodies the highest professionalism standards and is an inspiring example of dedication and perseverance. In her 30-year career, Frey has been honoured 24 years in a row by Uniglobe Western Canada with their Gold award.
ACTA Education Award - Angela Costs, CTC, from Mondessa Travel Group in Montreal.
Costs is both a travel industry veteran and a highly respected educator at St. Pius X Career Centre in Montreal, where she empowers her students to succeed in the travel industry. In addition to multiple travel certifications and diplomas, she will receive her Bachelor's degree in professional education later this year.
Tomorrow's Leader Award - McKenzie McMillan from the Travel Group in Vancouver.
McMillan's career path includes the hotel and airline industries before becoming a travel advisor and supplier relations manager. He is an advocate for the travel industry and Co-founder of Millennials in Travel, who started the organization's first chapter in Vancouver.
More information about the ACTA Summits remaining in Western Canada and Quebec is available at actaevents.ca