Lufthansa, a German airline operating in the country, has awarded its travel agents for their contribution to the company in 2012.
The awards were categorised into two – the top ten awards for travel and tour agents and six other awards for agents who have contributed to the success of the company in the year under review.
Travel and tour agents who won under the top ten category received a plaque and a citation.
They were Euro Tour Ghana Limited, Journeymax Travel, Satguru Travel and Tours, Travel Zone Limited, Venture-G Travel and Yoshiken Travel and Tours.
Sunlife Travel Tours Limited won the award for Top Agent for 2012 with Stellar Travel and Doscar Travel and Tours Limited being adjudged the first and second runners up respectively.
The six special awards were received by Expert Travel, Travel Matters Limited and Graceland Travel and Tours Limited, Land Tours Ghana Limited for best premium sales growth, Litina Travel and Tours Limited for best overall growth and Travel Bureau Limited for Best growth in North America.
Other winners, who were awarded for outstanding support to Lufthansa, were Euro Tour Ghana Limited, Journeymax Travel, Satguru Travel and Tours, Travel Zone Limited, Venture-G Travel and Yoshiken Travel and Tours.
The Managing Director of Lufthansa Ghana, Mr Kevin Markette, said at the awards ceremony in Accra that the although the Lufthansa Group experienced some challenges in 2012, its Ghanaian market performed well, recording higher revenues in spite of reduced capacity.
“The year was, therefore, successful due to the support of and hard work of our agents who put in extra efforts to bring passengers onboard the airline,” he said.
Mr Markette pledged the airline’s continued commitment to the Ghanaian market, adding that it would continue to be innovative and deliver on its brand promise of value for money, individual caring, quality promise and leadership.
The Executive Director of Sunlife Travel Tours Limited, Mr Mike Banful, thanked Lufthansa on behalf of the agents and pledged their commitment to continue partnering with the airline to boost its sales.
Story: Zainabu Issah
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