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Fountain Hills Times / November 20, 2019
AZ Trails Travel Earns National Recognition Award
Roxanne & Hank Boryczki, owners of AZ Trails Travel were recently honored with the Ensemble Travel Group 2019 “Above & Beyond” Award for the Western US. The award was presented at the Ensemble Travel Group International Conference in Seattle. Over 900 industry professionals attended the four-day event, including Travel Agency members from the USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, as well as keynote speakers and travel suppliers from around the world.
Don Kennedy, Vice President of Business Development, North America stated “Ensemble aspires to go Above & Beyond and embrace new and collaborative ways to inspire their members to reach their fullest potential. AZ Trails Travel exemplify these principles, reaching beyond their potential to be agents for change in a complex world. They embrace social responsibility, community engagement and have pursued excellence in extraordinary ways. Roxanne & Hank are trailblazers within our membership.”
Lisa Gourdine, West Coast Business Development Director who presented the award said “AZ Trails Travel has been a top 50 Ensemble agency for the past 11 consecutive years with year over year growth. Roxanne previously served a three-year term on the Ensemble Board of Directors, has achieved a Master Cruise
Counselor designation, and traveled to over 42 countries. She cited her activities within her local Chamber of Commerce, serving 6 years on the Board of Directors, including one year as chairman, and was awarded “Business Person of the Year” in 2002. In 2011 Roxanne had the distinction of being inducted into the Lower Verde Valley River of Time Museum Foundation Hall of Fame. In addition, she is a public speaker on travel and travel related topics, and a published travel writer. Roxanne has truly contributed to the betterment of her community and The Ensemble Travel Group”.
“This award means so much” said Roxanne Boryczki, President of AZ Trails Travel. “It’s an honor to be recognized among your peers on a
national level. An award of this caliber, that recognizes not only year over year growth, but also the passion, commitment and dedication that I have for the travel industry, is truly a great honor. I’m proud of the company we’ve built and the relationships we have with our clients and vendors that continue to help us succeed and grow.”
The overall theme of the conference was “Travel with Purpose!”, featuring panels and speakers on topics relating to sustainable tourism, and
Lisa Gourdine, Ensemble West Coast Business Development Director; Roxanne Boryczki, President, AZ Trails Travel; David Harris, CEO Ensemble Travel Group.