In the News

Throughout our history, our company and members of our professional staff have been recognized or awarded for their accomplishments. We are pleased to share some of these here, as well as news stories about TravelStore.

Company Accomplishments


TravelStore Pasadena was voted the Reader Recommended Winner for Best Travel Agency in the 2023 Annual Best of Pasadena series. Featured in the Pasadena Weekly newspaper, the category was extremely competitive and there were over 50,000 votes this year.

Beloved Business - Pasadena

TravelStore Pasadena was recognized as a Beloved Business of 2023 by Yelp. Yelp's platform has over 6 million active claimed business pages and over 265 million cumulative reviews, which means TravelStore made the list of highest rated and best reviewed.

Beloved Business - Sacramento

TravelStore Sacramento was recognized as a Beloved Business of 2023 by Yelp. Yelp's platform has over 6 million active claimed business pages and over 265 million cumulative reviews, so to have such high ratings and positive reviews is no small feat.

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Best of Pasadena

Pasadena Weekly newspaper celebrates the year 2021 with its annual Best of series. Amidst votes by readers and subscribers, results were announced and TravelStore was selected by locals as Reader Recommended.


Employee Owned Company of Year

TravelStore Announced as the 2022 Employee Owned Company of the Year in the California/Western States Chapter of the ESOP Association at the annual conference held in Monterey, CA. The chapter is made up of over 420 employee-owned companies and professional service providers in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Utah.

Best Place to Work

TravelStore honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County, ranking #19 in the mid-size company category. The assessment survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the area's best employers, was managed by Best Companies Group working together with the Orange County Business Journal.

Best Place to Work

On October 14, 2021, TravelStore was named amongst the 34 Best Places to Work in the Sacramento region at the Best Places to Work Award ceremony. Honorees of the award resulted from research project conducted by a joint effort between the Sacramento Business Journal and the all American City Business Journals markets.

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Best Place to Work

TravelStore remains triumphant in being awarded as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, with a ranking of #17 out of 35 announced winners in the mid-size company group. The annual celebration is a joint effort of The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, with 2-part workplace assessment to conduct an in-depth analysis of the strengths and opportunities existing in each company (2021).

2021 Magellan Award

Every year, Travel Weekly honors the best in the travel industry with the Magellan Awards, with winners featured in the October issue of Travel Weekly. With the launch of a new website, Travel Weekly announced TravelStore as a Gold Winner at the 2021 Magellan Awards in the "Travel Advisor Organizations - Marketing" Category.

Global Excellence Award

The Global Excellence Awards have recognized TravelStore in 2021 as Travel Management Company of the Year 2021 - California. The awards are an annual program in which recipients are determined via a process of research, analysis, shortlisting, and selection based on the company's hard work and notable achievements throughout the year.

Most Innovative

LUX Life Magazine, the UK-based digital luxury lifestyle publication, selected TravelStore as "Most Innovative Travel Agency - California." The 2018 Leaders in Luxury awards are designed to recognize companies "who are excelling within the ever-growing industry of luxury products and services, those who go above and beyond to ensure they are maintaining an excellent standard of customer service."

Staff Accomplishments

Travel+Leisure Advisory Board

TravelStore has been represented on the Travel Advisory Board of the prestigious travel publication, Travel+Leisure, for some years. Presently, Dan Ilves, Senior Vice President at TravelStore, services on this advisory group.

Trendsetter Award Winners

We are proud TravelStore's agents have been among those recognized by Luxury Travel Advisor as the top advisors in the most prestigious luxury travel agencies across the United States. Kudos to Cara Kobzeff for being selected in 2019, Florence Brethome in 2018 and Katie Cadar in 2017.

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