Named Top Travel Agency by Sandals, a leading retail agency producer of destination weddings, was honored for its exceptional service by Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts with eight awards, including the highest accolade of 2011 Top Travel Agency in the World. Ed Cotton, chief operating officer of, was on-hand to accept the honors on behalf of his talented team at the Tenth Annual Sandals Travel Agent Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards, which took place at Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on December 11.
The event honored travel agents from around the world including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Top agents were recognized for their outstanding knowledge and performance in selling the world’s best Luxury Included® resorts.

In addition to becoming the 2011 Top Travel Agency in the World, Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts also named the Top Destination Wedding Agency in the U.S., Top Beaches Selling Agency in the U.S., Top Group Sales Agency in the U.S., Top Suite Concierge Agency Northeast, Top Travel Agency Northeast, Best of the Best Northeast, and Top Ten Agency in the World.

“We are ecstatic that has been acknowledged with a host of top accolades at the 2011 S.T.A.R. Awards,” said Cotton. “Although we’ve always believed that is comprised of the world’s top specialists, it is particularly rewarding and humbling to be named Top Agency in the World by Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts. We are grateful to our valued partner for these eight awards and for providing our team with such a remarkable array of products to present clients.”

“We are proud to present the award for Top Agency in the World, an impressive accomplishment, along with a variety of additional deserving awards,” said Joe Pereira, regional director of sales – Northeast for Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts. “It is a pleasure to celebrate the hard work of our Certified Sandals Specialists, who are committed to effectively selling weddings at our Luxury Included resorts. provides exceptional, customized service that ensures couples will have their dream destination weddings at Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts that exceeds their unique needs and desires.”

The annual S.T.A.R. Awards began in 2001 and are a four-day event that pays tribute to top selling travel agencies and individual travel agents for their exceptional creativity, high standards of service and support, and effectively increasing occupancy for Sandals & Beaches Luxury Resorts throughout the year.,

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