ASTA Awards Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award to Karolina Shenton, Vice President of The Cruise Web

Karolina Shenton receives Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award

Hip hip hooray! We’re pleased to announce that Karolina Shenton, Vice President of The Cruise Web, was recognized by the American Society of Travel Advisors with the Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award at last month’s 2020 ASTA Global Live conference!

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) recognizes contributions within the travel industry and celebrates the individuals and organizations improving the world of travel. Award recipients were chosen by ASTA Members and announced (virtually) at the 2020 ASTA Global Live conference in August, a video of which you can watch below.

Named after the late Susan Tanzman, a long-time champion of travel advisors, the Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award recognizes individuals embodying the same inspirational dedication and fighting spirit for which Susan was known throughout the travel community.

“When Karolina emigrated as a young woman from Poland into an entry level sales department coordinator role at The Cruise Web, I saw quickly that Karolina had a rare and special blend of intelligence, focus, and determination that would make her a leader,” said Frans Hansen, President of The Cruise Web. “18 years later, Karolina’s contributions have not only helped The Cruise Web become what we are today, but her advocacy and professionalism have benefited all travel retailers and the greater travel industry community.”

In the video clip below, Ensemble Travel Group’s David Harris and Helen Enriquez team up to announce Karolina Shenton as this year’s winner:

I am truly honored to accept this amazing recognition. Furthermore, I’m humbled by the great efforts being made throughout our industry to assure a bright future,” said Karolina Shenton. “There has never been a time more important than right now, to work together to assure that the industry we all love and live emerges healthy and stronger than ever. Throughout my 18 years in the travel industry, I have always been impressed by the unwavering creativity, professionalism and resilience of travel advisors. Advisors are the heart and soul of this industry and their hard work will assure our industry will not only persevere, but thrive.

Please join us in congratulating Karolina Shenton, this year’s recipient of the 2020 Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award! Anyone who knows Karolina will agree that her impact reaches far beyond our agency, and we know the travel community is bigger, stronger and better because of her efforts.

Karolina Shenton, recipient of the Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award

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  1. We love working with Karolina. Not only is she a great partner in the business world, but she is also a great partner in giving back of her time. We appreciate her efforts and participation with Carnival Cruise Line in the Polar Bear Plunge as we raised funds and awareness for The Special Olympics. This award is so well deserved!

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words, Kirk. Everything we do, we do as a team. I’m hoping that we will be able to plunge in the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay again in January to support The Special Olympics!

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