The 2016 Travvy Awards were held on January 6, 2016 at New York City’s Gotham Hall. The winners were selected by 39,000 participating travel agent voters. Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts, won the Silver award in the Rising Star, Hotels/Resorts category. Kathy Halpern, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was honored with the Silver award for Most Innovative Executive, Hotels category. AAA Five Diamond, award-winning property Le Blanc Spa Resort received the Gold recognition in the Best Luxury Hotel, Mexico category. Travvy Award recipients are considered the best in travel based on a rigorous selection process. Honorable recognitions such as these maintain Palace Resorts’ standing over its competitors. Winners will be featured and profiled in a special section in the March issues of Vacation Agent and Agent @ Home magazines, visible coverage on TravelPulse.com, and the coveted Travvy statuette that recognizes their achievement.