All Inclusive Outlet Travel Consultant Named to Travel Agent Magazine’s Prestigious “35 Under 30” List for 2012
Anna Cropper has been honored by top travel industry publication for her achievements, hard work, and dedication as a travel agent.
Lexington, KY – All Inclusive Outlet, a high-discount travel agency specializing in all inclusive vacations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama, is proud to announce that yet another of its professional Travel Consultants has been featured in Travel Agent magazine’s “35 Under 30 List.” Anna Cropper, All Inclusive Outlet Travel Consultant and Groups Coordinator, was nominated by All Inclusive Outlet President Tom Carr, for this top honor bestowed by Travel Agent magazine.
Cropper, age 28, was featured in the November 5th issue, which features the fifth annual list honoring top young agents in the industry. Cropper was chosen among a large group of young and dynamic travel agents from around the country.
“It is such a great honor to be recognized, especially since I am still fairly new to the travel industry,” Cropper said. “I am so lucky to have fantastic, helpful coworkers who have taught me so much and are always there when I need help. I’ve learned so much in my time at All Inclusive Outlet thus far, and I look forward to continuing to grow here. This recognition has been very encouraging, and it helps to reaffirm the feeling that I have found a great new career and am doing exactly what I should be doing.”
Carr originally hired Cropper, who previously was a fifth grade teacher, as an administrative assistant in November 2010. Her promotion to travel agent and groups coordinator seemed a natural progression for her career. “I have really enjoyed the more challenging position,” she said. “The president of All Inclusive Outlet had an interest in focusing more on group travel and destination weddings, so I stepped up to take that on. My favorite part of being a travel consultant is helping clients. It’s nice to be able to relieve a lot of clients’ stress and worry of planning and booking a trip, especially if it’s for something as important as a wedding.”
Carr said he recognized Cropper’s desire and willingness to help customers. “She excelled at customer service and was very organized. This played well into developing our groups program. Groups require great organizational skills, patience, and a positive mental attitude, and she possesses all of these traits,” Carr explained.
In addition to Cropper’s nomination to the “Under 30” list for 2012, last year another agent on staff at All Inclusive Outlet was named to the “Top 35 Under 30” list. Erica Fox, now age 27, also began in an administrative position at All Inclusive Outlet in 2007 and was promoted to a travel agent in 2009. Her success as an agent made her an easy choice for the “Top 35 Under 30” list for 2011.
Carr is proud to have several agents on the “Under 30” list for Travel Agent magazine. “It shows our commitment to bringing in great young minds to lay the groundwork for our future. I felt like Anna had progressed so dramatically that she would be an ideal candidate for their recognition program.”
Cropper’s main accomplishment as an agent and groups coordinator, which includes destination weddings, has been developing systems for managing groups and streamlining group quoting. She has been instrumental in building the groups program for All Inclusive Outlet.
Both Cropper and Fox, and the other agents at All Inclusive Outlet, handle thousands of bookings each year. Each client that books a trip with All Inclusive Outlet is assigned a personal travel agent who helps them through the entire travel experience. Known as First Contact Service, All Inclusive Outlet strives to provide the personal care each client deserves.
Travel Agent magazine, part of Questex Hospitality + Travel, began the prestigious list honoring agents 30 and under in 2008, and since then, the list has become an anticipated feature in the magazine each year. In addition to being featured in the magazine, the Top 35, along with “Under 30” alumni, are invited to attend the Young Leaders Conference at the Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas at the end of November 2012.
All Inclusive Outlet and its parent company, Caribbean Tours and Cruises, have been providing travelers with incredibly priced all inclusive vacations in the Caribbean and Mexico since 1998. This leading Internet-based travel agency is known for its low rates with no hidden service fees, remarkable service, experienced staff, and amazing vacation destinations. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau since 1999, many travelers with All Inclusive Outlet are repeat customers. All Inclusive Outlet’s knowledgeable travel consultants personally follow up on all bookings and are available to answer any questions to ensure a smooth travel experience.
To speak with an All Inclusive Outlet Travel Consultant, please call 888-403-2822, Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.