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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beach Bum Voted Best Of Weddings By TheKnot

December 26th, 2011 | By admin | Posted in Awards | 1 Comment

Beach Bum Vacation was recently voted a “Bestof Weddings” Winner by theKnot. This award is only given to wedding professionals who are voted the best in their category by brides. This award isn’t the first time Beach Bum Vacation has been awarded this spectacular achievement. Beach Bum was also a recipient of the award in 2011 as well.

“This award symbolizes the commitment we have to our clients to provide them the best honeymoon or destination wedding.”, said Robert Whorrall, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We’re proud to have received it again!”

Beach Bum Receives TOP Honors at the 4th Annual GIVC Travel Awards

December 12th, 2011 | By admin | Posted in Awards | 1 Comment

Beach Bum Vacation’s Travel Concierges were honored with 10 Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Diamond Awards, 5 Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Consultant Awards, 2 Top 10 Wedding Producers for Azul Hotels and 1 Top 10 Producer for El Dorado Spa Resort & Hotels. Last, but certainly not least, Hayley & Robert Whorrall took home the prestigious Hall of Fame Award, given only to one company each year.

Beach Bum Vacation is only one of four companies in history to receive this outstanding honor & achievement! This award is a symbol of the commitment and excellence that every one of Beach Bum’s Travel Concierge’s have toward taking care of their customers.

“I have to congratulate our team of Travel Concierges for their hard work, professionalism, ethics, and superior customer service. This is a team award for all of us to share and celebrate with them” says Robert Whorrall, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Thank you to our clients & friends for your support, we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Below is a video of Beach Bum Hayley accepting the Hall of Fame Award!

Beach Bum Received GLOBE Awards For The 6th Year In a Row

December 11th, 2011 | By admin | Posted in Awards | Leave a comment

Beach Bum Vacation was proud to receive a GLOBE award for the 6th year in a row at the 2011 Best of the Best – Travel Impressions Awards in Cancun, Mexico.

“We are very proud of our team of travel concierges”, says Robert Whorrall, Marketing & Sales Director of Beach Bum Vacation. “Our growth from year to year is all based on listening to your clients and matching their needs to the best destination and resort”.

The Best of the Best Award is bestowed to a limited number of travel agencies that are considered the top producers in the industry. Beach Bum has been a consistent recipient due to our commitment to our clients.

Sandals Resorts Names Hayley Agent Of The Month

December 10th, 2011 | By admin | Posted in Awards | Leave a comment

Joy Fogarty – Sandals Resorts

Sandals and Beaches honors a home-based agent every month and our very own CEO and founder, Hayley Whorral, was honored this month! STAR Awards are right around the corner and what a great way to kick off the celebration!

Beach Bum Vacation was born with an entrepreneurial spirit while Hayley Whorrall was driving over the bridge into Ocean City, NJ one fall day. The inspiration hit her as she saw a beach bum surf shop and she knew that one day she would have a company named with such a chill vibe that embodied her favorite thing in the world – being a beach bum! On February 14, 2000, a day of love and passion, Hayley founded Beach Bum Vacation, Inc. and the rest, as they say, is history!

Hayley and her team of Certified Travel Concierges are based out of Fishers, IN but they reach far and wide from NJ, Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania covering a nationwide audience and specializing in luxury travel, destination weddings and honeymoons. With a foundation of professional customer service, Beach Bum Hayley has strived to grow her business year by year selling Sandals & Beaches resorts with handpicked Beach Bums to work alongside her. She has a passion for clients, their needs and what it means to provide them with a lifetime of memorable vacations. She has mentored every single person on her team with her knowledge of the travel industry, passing on her own experiences and educating her team along the way.

In her short but impressive career, Hayley has made Platinum status with Sandals 5 times over having her as one of the top 3 agents of Sandals & Beaches Worldwide. A specialist in all things “Caribbean,” traveling countless times to experience first-hand the many resorts to choose from in the Sandals and Beaches resort lines. She was personally invited to the grand opening of Sandals Great Exuma and was blown away by the perfection of the beach and incredible service! Hayley loves Sandals so much she also personally honeymooned at Sandals Grande St. Lucian on her favorite island with her best friend and husband, Robert Whorrall, in May 2004. He came onto Beach Bum Vacation as her life and business partner, taking her already remarkable business to the next level, growing their team from less than 5 agents to 20+ in the last 7 years and maintaining their Top Ten in the World status at STAR Awards 5 years running!

Beach Bum Hayley’s perspective on the travel industry is simple – you must touch, taste and experience it to sell it and to provide your customers with the ultimate service. With her attention to detail and strong, fearless role at the helm of this incredible Beach Bum Vacation team, it is no surprise her success will continue as her enthusiasm, love and passion for travel is contagious! She passes that along to her clients, family, friends and colleagues and is an inspiration to the travel world.

2 Beach Bums awarded TOP 35 Travel Agents Under 30

December 1st, 2011 | By admin | Posted in Awards | Leave a comment

Two Beach Bum Vacation travel concierges were each awarded as one of the Top 35 Travel Agent under 30 by Travel Agent magazine. Both Carey Driscoll and Mindy Sly have been named to this year’s list which will be published in the November issue of Travel Agent magazine. This prestigious award recognizes the top 35 travel agents, aged 30 and under, “whose endurance and entrepreneurial skills have produced lucrative careers and a new approach to the art of selling travel”. The recipients of this award have a passion for travel and are changing the way travel is sold.

Congratulations to Beach Bum Carey and Beach Bum Mindy for their continued success!