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Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc. Wins Travel Weekly's 2016 Coveted Magellan Award

Travel Weekly Announces 2016 Magellan Award Winners! Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc. wins Silver in 2016. Judy & Maria's Travel has garnered 11 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards over the past nine years! 6 Gold & 5 Silver Magellan Awards

Per Maria Thomas & Judith Heydt, "We are thrilled with our Magellan Award win. It is a true honor to be selected and included by our peers within the industry."

    COATESVILLE, PA, September 23, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Travel Weekly Announces 2016 Magellan Awards - Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc. Garners Silver in 2016!

About The Magellan Awards

Leveraging expert knowledge of the travel industry, Travel Weekly is proud to present the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. From design to marketing to services, 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.

About Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly and are the most influential B2B news resources for the travel industry. Via a multimedia portfolio of products, Travel Weekly and deliver all the late-breaking news, analysis, and research that travel professionals need to succeed.

In a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace, Travel Weekly and provide travel professionals with a necessary global perspective through in-depth coverage of every business sector, including airline, car rental, cruise, destination, hotel and tour operator as well as technology, economic and governmental issues. Through its leadership events and key industry alliances, Travel Weekly extends its position as the most influential business publication in the industry.

Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc.'s Create A Legacy has been selected as a 2016 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services: Website Category.

The 2016 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.

Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc.: Create A Legacy

"Build an agency image of integrity and develop a strong reputation by providing legendary customer service. Never promise what you can't deliver. Educate customers on how your services will provide value and peace of mind throughout their vacation process. Market your business and set goals that are realistic and achievable. Develop long-term customer relationships and reward referral business. Be proactive, go the extra mile, and exceed customers' expectations. Meet challenges with enthusiasm, explore possibilities, stay one step ahead of the competition, and create a legacy. This is Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc."


Winners are only chosen by the best names and most qualified judges in the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead, they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly and considering the category entered. To uphold a high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all. Entries are evaluated on a 100 point performance scale. The highest scoring entries will be selected as winners of Gold Magellan Awards, our very top honor. Other outstanding entries will be awarded the Silver Magellan Award.

Judges were asked, for example, to consider how relevant the elements of an entry were to its sector of the travel industry, how well designed the supporting elements were and whether they found the entry "appealing or intriguing."

The judging panel for the Magellan Awards is comprised of top industry professionals including:

Richard Bangs
Executive Producer & Host Richard Bangs' Quests

Jean-Claude Baumgarten
CEO, Crewe Associates & Former CEO World Travel Associates

Bruce Beckham
Executive Director/CEO Tourism Cares

Randy Garfield
Former President & Chief Sales Officer Walt Disney Travel Company

Peter Greenberg
Travel Editor The Early Show CBS News

Johnny Jet
Travel Blogger

Colleen Kelly
National TV Series Host & Recognized Travel Expert

Rob Kwortnik
P.h.D., Professor Cornel University School of Hotel Administration

John Lampl
Senior Airline Executive British Airways

Marc Mancini
President Marc Mancini Seminars & Consulting

Rudy Maxa
PBS Host Rudy Maxa's World

Kathy Misunas
Advisor and Board Director to various public and private businesses, and acts as a principal of Essential Ideas, a consultancy specializing in the global travel and tourism.

Patricia Schultz
Author: 1000 Places to See Before You Die

John E. "Ned" Walker
Former Sr. Vice President & Chief Communications Officer Delta Airlines, Inc.

About Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc.

The basis for Judy and Maria's success in the travel industry has been the extreme focus, unrelenting enthusiasm, and excellent customer service. Along with being utterly determined to be the best at what they do. Through realizing and understanding the consumer's needs, trial-and-error, and self-education, Judy and Maria discovered how to target and implement key sales strategies within the marketplace. The desire to focus and excel, while placing significant limits on growth, has enabled Judy and Maria to achieve remarkable results. The core and soul of Judy and Maria's business grew out of relationships developed with suppliers, hoteliers, customers, employees, and friends.

Judy & Maria's goal is to provide a quality vacation experience matched to clients' requests & to meet or exceed expectations by listening to the client's needs, specializing in specific products, & by knowledge of the product gained by personal interaction with the product providers. Our objective is to ensure that our client(s) will be taken care of from the beginning-to-the-end of their vacation. A great resort has a strong agency/client-oriented management team in place. Customer Satisfaction & Retention is Foremost!

Judy & Maria's Business Model: specialize, focus, love what you do, be #1, be ready at all times for the unforeseen; if you hit a wall, jump over it, go around it, do whatever it takes to make it work; we are our business, we live and breathe it, and it works for us.

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Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc.
Coatesville, PA
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