Nicole Ernst from All Inclusive Outlet in Kentucky Earns Top Prize

FARMINGDALE, NY (Sept. 26, 2016) — Travel Impressions ( has concluded its fifth annual 31 Days of Giveaways, rewarding agents with over 36 vacation stays in destinations that span the continental U.S., Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. With every booking made during the promotion period counting as an entry, agents were recognized and rewarded for simply doing what they do best – selling travel. Prizes were awarded each day in August, with the grand prize-winners announced in early September.

Nicole Ernst from All Inclusive Outlet (based in Kentucky) earned the title of top-selling agent and received an air-inclusive, nine-night vacation for two in Italy (three nights each in Rome, Venice and Florence), featuring luxurious hotel accommodations at Baglioni Hotels and Rail Europe transfers between cities. Runner-up Greg Thien, RWD Travel (based in Iowa), was the second highest volume booker and will enjoy five nights of Unlimited-Luxury® at the brand-new Now Onyx Punta Cana, plus a $500 air credit.

"Year after year, travel agents give a spectacular response to our 31 Days of Giveaways promotion," said Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions. "The promotion generated excitement and engagement during what is typically a slower period industry-wide, while rewarding agents for their loyalty to Travel Impressions."

Following is the complete list of prize winners of the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion, which can also be found at

  • Grand Prize Winner: Nicole Ernst, All Inclusive Outlet: Regina Baglioni Hotel, Rome, Italy; Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice, Italy; Relais Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
  • Runner-Up: Greg Thien, RWD Travel: Now Onyx Punta Cana, Punta Cana
  • Rebecca Knickerbocker, AAA Northeast: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
  • Linda Downing, AAA Mid-Atlantic: South Seas Island Resort, Captiva, Florida
  • Kelly Martin, All Inclusive Outlet: Sunscape Splash Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Vanessa Eastham Jenkins, AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Katie Kloss, AAA Northampton County: Walt Disney World Dolphin or Swan, Orlando, Florida
  • Chelsea Hamman, AAA CP Harrisburg: Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana
  • Missy Hogue Potts, All Inclusive Outlet: Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun
  • Jean Williams, Allure Travel: Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, Aruba
  • Callee Hanamann, Harmon Travel: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun
  • Maggie Papanikos, The Travel Team: Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta
  • Andy Nicholas, AAA Southern Penn: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Katya Sugarlieva, Luxury Travel Outlets: Barceló Maya Beach Resort, Riviera Maya
  • Joanne Ehrlich, Cruise Planners: Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica
  • Joe Zavesky, AAA Northeast: Meliá Caribe Tropical, Punta Cana
  • Kerri Woods, G&G Escapes: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Punta Cana
  • Polo Thornton, Vacations to Go: Riu Palace Pacifico, Puerto Vallarta
  • Donna Peacock, Andavo Travel: Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa, Punta Cana
  • Mary Harmon, Canalview Travel: Cozumel Palace, Cozumel
  • Vicki Nicoletta, Vicki's Travel: Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Punta Cana
  • Ann Grubb, World Travel Inc.: IBEROSTAR Paraiso del Mar, Cancun
  • Susie Richard, AAA Northeast: Couples Swept Away, Jamaica
  • Rachel Burrell, AAA Mid-Atlantic: Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa, Punta Cana
  • Matthew Covert, AAA Travel: Paradisus Playa del Carmen, Cancun
  • Suzanne Bowering, Holiday Travel: Meliá Braco Village, Jamaica
  • Becky Sedlak, Landfall Travel American Express: Valentin Imperial Maya, Cancun
  • Elena Cafaro, Humble Travel Service: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, California
  • Mitch Toren, Tripguy: Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
  • Michelle McNally, AAA Allied Group: Carlton Hotel Baglioni, Milan, Italy
  • Debi Pulfer, Creative Vacations: Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, Punta Cana
  • Donna Byrd, AAA Carolinas: Generations Riviera Maya, a Gourmet Inclusive® Resort, by Karisma, Cancun
  • Melissa Norris, AAA Allied Group: Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica, Jamaica
  • Stacy Evos, A Girl's Gotta Go: Grand Riviera Princess Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
  • Karen Mehler, Travel Plaza: Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort & Spa, Punta Cana
  • Barbara Waterbury, Empress Travel & Cruises: Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa, Jamaica
  • Marsha Kirby, Travel Planners International: IBEROSTAR Punta Cana, Punta Cana
  • Darlene Mulkewich, Altour American Express: Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, Jamaica
  • Edmund Charles, Genesis Worldwide: Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa, Florence, Italy