U.S. Travel and Brand USA recognize Funway Holidays at funwayHolidays Chairmans Circle During IPW 2014.


The inaugural Chairman’s Circle Honors took place this week (April 7) in Chicago to applaud a selection of international companies for their prominence and contributions to the United States travel industry. Held during IPW 2014, this awards event honored 83 representatives from 51 of the world’s highest-volume tour operators and buyers of the U.S. travel product, including Funway Holidays.

Honorees were nominated by members of the U.S. Travel Association’s Chairman’s Circle level.

Funway Holidays were presented with a custom-designed crystal award and a hand-cast bronze medallion as a “thank you” for their continuing excellence in promoting travel to the United States.

"We are thrilled to collectively pay tribute to America’s top international travel buyers," said Chris Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA. "These organizations provide critical support for the U.S. travel and tourism industry. As the national marketing entity, Brand USA invites the world to discover America, and we deeply appreciate how the buyers help transform that vision into reality."

The picture shows Funway Holidays being awarded. From left to right is: Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association; Melissa Tilling, Product Director for Funway Holidays; Melissa Backus, Funway Holidays; Chris Thompson, president and CEO, Brand USA; and Jim Abrahamson, CEO, Interstate Hotels & Resorts.


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