Wendy Haines Scoops ‘Leisure Agent of the Year’ 2022
In July 2022 Travel Weekly’s Agent Achievement Awards, in association with Virgin Atlantic, took place at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Hotel. The awards are voted for my a panel of travel industry experts to celebrate and recognise the achievements of agents, agencies and the support of tour operators from the world of travel.
We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that Wendy Haines has been awarded Leisure Agent of the Year 2022! What an incredible achievement!
The industry has faced its hardships over the last few years, and people’s hard work, tenacity and determination across such turbulent times have not gone unnoticed. Wendy in particular noticed a need to advocate for the industry stating, “I was quite vocal last year. I commented on MPs pages and wrote to the houses of Parliament to try and get support. I was on the radio and TV, really championing the travel industry and trying to get support. I have been shouting up for us and this award feels like recognition for the last couple of years in which we have been to hell and back.”
It is incredible to see the industry and its agents getting recognition for all their hard work in the face of adversity, making a name for themselves in the travel industry and letting it be known that the pandemic has not stopped us from doing what we love!
Wendy says: “I am so grateful for all the support that I received and that my business survived. I have worked hard for 32 years, it means a lot For the travel industry to recognise just little old me in the middle of Staffordshire in the middle of the country. It is just mind blowing”
A massive congratulations to you Wendy!
Travel professionals from The Holiday Village have now won this incredible, and highly regarded, award for two consecutive years! Last year’s winner was Martin Sandland-Owens.