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.
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.
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.
Best Place to Work
TravelStore is pleased to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles recipient, in the mid-size company grouping, ranking #14 of 33 winners. A joint effort of The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, the program selects elite employers who have proven they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work. (2020.)Read more
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."
30Under30: Christine Chalmers
We are proud of Christine Chalmers who was selected to the Class of 2022 for the top 30 Under 30,the best up-and-coming travel advisors under the age of 30.Read more
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.
AFAR Advisory Council
The travel magazine AFAR has a very select group of professionals on their Travel Advisory Council, on which TravelStore is proud to be represented by our Director of Leisure Sales, Katie Cadar.Read more
30Under30: Madison Wallace
One of our newer travel advisors, Madison Wallace, was selected in 2020 by Travel Agent magazine in its 13th year of selecting its 30Under30, the top 30 from among 400 rising stars under the age of 30. We're proud of Madison!Read more
A-Lister: Susanne Hamer
Travel+Leisure magazine identifies the best of the best travel advisors worldwide with its prestigious A-List designation. Advisors need to apply for consideration and go through a rigorous review process. We are proud TravelStore's Susanne Hamer has been on the A-List multiple years for Tahiti and Fiji.Read more
Leadership Award: Dan Ilves
TravelStore's Dan Ilves was honored to receive the prestigious 2019 Michelle Morgan Leadership Award from Signature Travel Network. In 2013, Signature's board of directors created the award as a way of honoring the memory of Morgan and recognize industry professionals “who embody the qualities that made her successful in both her professional and personal life.”Read more
30Under30: Patrick Hinds
Patrick Hinds, was selected in 2019 by Travel Agent magazine in its 12th year of selecting its 30Under30, the top 30 from among several hundred rising stars under the age of 30. We're proud of Patrick!Read more
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.
Agent of the Year: Katie Cadar
Katie Cadar, our Director of Leisure Sales, was honored at the Southern California American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Diamond Awards Gala with the 2016 Elaine Kirschner Travel Agent of the Year Award.Read more
Best of Pasadena
TravelStore wins Reader Recommended for the 2021 Best of PasadenaRead more
Health Care Workers Program
TravelStore Designated to Manage State of California Hotels for Health Care Workers Program During COVID-19 Crisis.
At The TravelStore, The Employees Are The Owners.
South Pasadena Review
South Pasadena Review interviewed Heidi Hoehn, our Pasadena TravelStore Manager, about planning post-pandemic travel.Read more
Best of Pasadena 2021
Nov. 11, 2021: "Pasadena Weekly Readers Names TravelStore Best Travel Agency in 2021"Read more
TravelStore Wins Gold Award
October, 2021: "TravelStore becomes recipient of Gold Magellan Award for new company website."Read more
ESOP Company of the Year
Oct. 18, 2021: "TravelStore ... announced its recognition as a Employee Owned Company of the Year in the California/Western States Region"Read more
Best Place to Work Designation
Aug. 24, 2021: "TravelStore ... announced its designation as a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sacramento, Calif."Read more
Partnership With Tripkicks
May 12, 2021: "TravelStore ... announced its partnership with Tripkicks to provide TravelStore’s users with important health and safety insights and alerts."Read more
Helping During COVID-19 Crisis
April 23, 2020: "TravelStore ... is arranging hotel accommodations for frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic."Read more
Two Advisors Honored
Sept. 10, 2019: "TravelStore is proud to announce employee-owners Susanne Hamer and Patrick Hinds have been selected by Travel+Leisure and Travel Agent magazines."Read more
Pocket Travel Assistant
Dec. 8, 2017: "TravelStore ... has just released a new video highlighting the key features of their highly popular mobile travel application, the Pocket Travel Consultant."Read more
Katie Cadar Wins Award
May 23, 2017: "Katie Cadar ... was honored last month at the Southern California American Society of Travel Agents Diamond Awards Gala."Read more
Celebrating 40 Years
Dec. 16, 2015: "TravelStore ... is celebrating its 40th anniversary."Read more