Partnership: Amanda Owen, revenue specialist for Expedia, presents John Jefferis, owner and director of Coco Reef, with the resort's award. Photo supplied.
Partnership: Amanda Owen, revenue specialist for Expedia, presents John Jefferis, owner and director of Coco Reef, with the resort's award. Photo supplied.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29: Coco Reef has been named Expedia’s ‘Top Partner of the Year for Bermuda’.

The online travel company announced the award at an Expedia Partner Appreciation Event at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas earlier this week.

The criteria included room night production and growth over last year, as well as proactive marketing approaches to Expedia promotional campaigns.

John Jefferis, the resort’s owner and director, said the award was “a testament to the hard work and dedication of our sales and marketing staff”.

He said: “While the economy remains a great burden on the hospitality industry worldwide, Expedia continues to offer a variety of marketing opportunities and I am grateful that we’ve been able to take advantage of them to generate revenue.”

Trish Korzeniowski, market manager, Expedia, said: “We would like to congratulate Coco Reef for its excellence in marketing and for capitalizing on Expedia’s broad reach and comprehensive promotional opportunities to extend its visibility and attract new travellers to the property. It has been a pleasure to work with Coco Reef to help grow bookings.”

There were 21 awards in total at the event, including Top Hotel of the Year in each of Expedia’s top 10 markets, as well as Top Room Night Producer and Top Overall Partner of the Year.