Philadelphia’s Hometown Tour Operator Lands National Awards

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Readers of two of the most prestigious trade magazines in the travel industry — Travel Weekly and Recommend Magazine – named Philadelphia-based Apple Vacations “Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean.” Travel Weekly readers also named Apple Vacations “Best Tour Operator to Mexico” for the second year in a row.

Travel Weekly’s Readers Choice Awards honors excellence in hospitality, cruise, airline, tour and destination marketing segments both within the United States and internationally. Recommend Magazine’s 9th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards were decided by travel agents in the categories of favorite destination, tour operator, hotel, airline and car rental company, among others.

Each year, Apple Vacations sends millions of Eastern-based singles, couples and families to Mexico and the Caribbean on more than 60 weekly charter flights departing from Philadelphia, Newark, JFK, Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. In addition, Apple Vacations sells vacation packages utilizing scheduled airline service to 39 destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

More than 250 Apple Vacations Resort Representatives staff desks daily in hotels throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, briefing guests on the destination, arranging optional excursions and ensuring that each client’s vacation runs smoothly.

About Apple Vacations: For more than 35 years under the same management, Apple Vacations, America’s Favorite Vacation Company, has grown to become one of the largest vacation companies in North America. In 2006, Apple will operate more than 200 winter and 100 summer charters each week on a national basis to more than 50 beach destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Apple Vacations are sold exclusively through retail travel agents.

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