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World Travel Holdings Recognized as Overall Partner of the Year

MSC Cruises – the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa – today announced the winners of its 4th Annual MSC True Partnerships’ Awards.

“As we kick off 2017 — what will be a banner year for MSC Cruises’ with two new ships entering the market — we are thrilled to recognize our leading travel partners who have gone above and beyond in their efforts in selling and raising awareness about MSC Cruises and congratulate all of them on their hard work,” said Roberto Fusaro, president, MSC Cruises USA.

The 2016 MSC True Partnerships Awards are presented to MSC Cruises’ top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts that drive increased consumer awareness. Winners will be honored during a future sailing onboard MSC Divina.

“Appreciative of the hard-work and dedication of all our valued travel agent partners, year-round, MSC Cruises strives to be the easiest and most profitable brand for travel agents to work with,” said Fusaro. “We look forward to continuing to work with the trade and through MSC’s ‘Serving You’ initiative finding new, innovative ways to ensure our mutual success as we significantly expand our brand in North America in 2017 and beyond.”

MSC True Partnerships’ 2016 Complete List of Award Winners includes:

President’s Award for Overall Partner of the Year
Winner: World Travel Holdings

Home-Based Partner of the Year
Winner: Cruise Planners

Online Partner of the Year
Winner: Expedia, Inc.

U.S. Consortium Partner of the Year
Winner: Travel Leaders Network

Northeast Account of the Year
Winner: The Cruise Web

Southeast Account of the Year
Winner: Travel Planners International

Southwest Account of the Year

Canadian Account of the Year
Winner: Sunwing Travel Group

Canadian Consortium Partner of the Year:
Winner: Expedia Cruiseshipcenters