Atlas Travel International Honors Business Partners with “Osgood” Awards: New Annual Event Showcases Travel Management Company’s Appreciation of Partnerships in 25 Years of Success

MILFORD, Mass. — April 6, 2011 — Atlas Travel International hosted its First Annual Osgood Awards at the UMass Club located on the 33rd floor of the 225 Franklin Street building in Boston’s financial district.  Amidst commanding views of Boston’s harbor and the downtown area, Atlas handed out awards created to show their appreciation for the business partners that have helped them achieve 25 years of continued success.

Some of the winners of Best Supporting Role among the nominees in attendance were:

-  Jamie Bourque, account manager, accepting for American Airlines

-  Barbara Tasho, account manager, accepting for Delta Airlines

-  Johnny Greene, President/CEO, accepting for ETS International

-  Dave Sarafinas, Sr. Director, Business Development, accepting for        International SOS

The big award of the night was the Partner of the Year.  That award was won by Jim and Kelly McCoy of the McCoy Group.  The McCoys has been working with Atlas Travel since they were created, 25 years ago.  They provide marketing assistance to the company and help manage their social media efforts, providing a voice for the company.

“It has been an honor and a delight to work with Atlas all of these years,” said Ms. McCoy, who was there to accept the award.  “I am truly humbled and honored to receive this award.  I think it shows just how much Atlas appreciates the people they work with and how they are willing to treat their employees and their business partners.”

The awards are named after the company CEO and founder, Elaine Osgood who started the company back in 1986and the company has grown steadily since, even expanding and achieving increased sales success during the recent economic downturn.  For example, in 2010, they company’s overall sales were up 20% over 2009.

“We could not have achieved the success we have without the fantastic and valuable partnerships we have formed over the years,” said Ms. Osgood.  “In the busy day-to-day nature of business, it would be easy to overlook the contributions of the people you work with outside of the company offices.  These awards are to acknowledge the gratitude we have towards these people we work with every day.”

The event featured dinner and cocktails, in addition to comedy from Boston-native, actor/comedian Steve Sweeney.

About Atlas Travel International, Inc.:

Celebrating 25 years in business, Atlas Travel International serves more than 600 corporations and more than 15,000 vacation travelers.  Atlas is honored as a leading business in New England, in the travel industry and is an Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.  Additionally, the company provides meeting and incentive services as well as luxury vacation planning.  For more information about Atlas, please visit www.AtlasTravel.com or by calling 800-362-8626.

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