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AIC's Showstopper Awards recognize 170+ in Punta Cana

AIC's Showstopper Awards recognize 170+ in Punta Cana
Frank Maduro, VP of Marketing at AIC Hotel Group, Deepa Mahal , Founder of iRockWeddings, Sarah Smith, Business Development Manager, Canada.

AIC Hotel Group recognized more than 170 travel partners at its third annual Showstopper Awards show held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s ORO Nightclub on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

The thrilling night put a spotlight on the company’s top producers, who earn up to $25,000 in bonus commission as part of AMPED Agent rewards, the company’s agent incentive program.


Honoring North American tour operators and travel agents for their loyalty and valued partnerships with AIC Hotel Group, the Showstopper Awards recognized their 2017 production for the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels and UNICO 20º87º, trailblazing strategy, trade expertise and much more.

On the night of the awards, attendees were welcomed by personalized “Walk of Fame” stars lining the lobby floor. Celebrations then continued with a food festival-inspired dinner sponsored by The Mark Travel Corporation, and live entertainment by country artist, Joshua Scott Jones.


Pop icon, actor, host, broadway star, dancer and media personality, Joey Fatone, later took the stage kicking off the Showstopper Awards as the night’s official host at Oro nightclub. Three-time Grammy Award winning rapper, singer and songwriter, Nelly, ensured it was “Hot in Herre” with a high-energy surprise performance of his chart-topping hits. Before saying “Bye, bye,bye,” travel partners were whisked away on their last day to a sandbar for an Oro nightclub branded boat party sponsored by GOGO Vacations.


“As a company, we see the important role our travel partners play in our overall success year after year,” said Ash Tembe, AIC Hotel Group’s VP of North America Sales. “We want to celebrate their hard work, and loyalty to our brands, and this is the only way we know how – with an over-the-top, fun, and different experience treating them like the celebrities they are.”


The Showstopper Awards embody AIC Hotel Group’s investment in its relationship with, and appreciation for Tour Operators and Travel Agents for their diligence and fortitude in spearheading sales for the collection’s diverse portfolio of brands throughout Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Full list of winners can be accessed HERE.