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AMResorts and Palmaïa, The House of AïA winners!

Thank you so much to all of the amazing travel agents who entered our “Wanderlust with WheelsUpNetwork” photo contest! We have received over 1,000 fantastic travel images from you which definitely made the voting process harder for our judges!


Before we announce these first 5 lucky winners, we want to share some of the comments you have left with your submissions.  Our mission was to remind ourselves (and everyone) what an exceptionally beautiful and amazing world it is out there and we are beyond happy to have accomplished that:


"Hi thank you for this great contest.  I know so many of us agents have been busting our butts helping clients, losing money, working double the hours, but things like this just make me smile knowing someone wants to recognize all of our hard work and offer us a contest, so thank you" - Holly

"This was a nice way for me to take a trip down memory lane looking at past photos, so thanks for the welcome distraction" - Kim

"What a fabulous contest.  Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to go through my vacation photos and reminisce of the many wonderful vacations that I have taken. So important during these unprecedented times" - Dawn

"This was fun going back and looking at the great adventures I have" - Randy

"Thanks for making me dig into my pictures… It feels good" - Emmanuelle



And now to our first five Winners!




Jacqueline Hider from Marlin Travel

Prize: A stay at AMResorts


Judge Orelbys Vigoa, BDM Quebec & Eastern Canada:

“I grew up on the beach and can actually feel the emotions and the state of mind that this couple, as well as the couple in the background, are feeling. I also see happiness, commitment, love and admiration in this picture; all traits that I share with the travel agent community.”


Marlin-Travel This photo was taken at Secrets Maroma Beach. One of my favourite AM Resort locations…that’s why we chose to get married there…




Linda Mcgregor from CWT Vacation

Prize: A stay at AMResorts


Judge Scott Reid, Canada – SK, MB & Western ON; Interim for USA – MT, ND, SD, MN & WI:

“There were MANY great photos and it was hard to choose but I chose this photo because it reminded me of relaxing and enjoying a beautiful day in a tropical destination, that I hope to do again very soon!”


Linda-Mcgregor-4 Sunset in Hawaii



Luana Johnsgaard from Travel Time

Prize: A stay at AMResorts


Judge Carlo Trinidad, BDM for Western Canada:

“There were MANY great photos and it was hard to choose but I chose this photo because it showed creativity and character. The photo composition is amazing; it looks like a painting.”


Luana Johnsgaard Aix en Provence 15 Aix en Provence



Anita Magnoli

Prize: A stay at AMResorts


Judge Brian Joseph, BDM for Ontario:

“This picture is heaven. Sometimes we have to take a moment and appreciate the beauty of mother nature and treasure it. The only thing missing in this picture is me 😊”


Anita Magnoli Beautiful Maui Hawaii Beautiful Maui Hawai



Tracey Basile from Prestige Travel

Prize: a 3-night stay for 2 at Palmaïa, The House of AïA!


Judge Karen Collado, Sales Director:

“This photo caught my eye because it shows a beautiful beach and reminded me of the colors of Mexican Caribbean Sea. Also, photos about nature are very powerful, since staring at them can make you feel relaxed and focused.”


Tracey-Basile-Great-Barrier-Reef-Whitsunday-Islands-Australia Great Barrier Reef Whitsunday Islands Australia


Tune in next Friday, the 15th when we announce the final five winning photos and prizes awarded by Sandos Hotels & Resorts and Be Live Hotels!

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