The new members were inducted at a gala dinner at the CLIA Cruise360 travel agent conference in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night.
As the head of a multibillion-dollar vacation brand, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is a high-impact leader in the travel industry. She has helmed Celebrity since December 2014, the culmination of a 32-year tenure at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Lutoff-Perlo began as a sales representative and advanced through many key management roles spanning sales, marketing and operations at the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity brands. Besides her business acumen, she is known for her commitment and contributions to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
A CLIA premier travel agency, Avoya is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being among the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to integrity, professionalism, service and value. Through a network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, the company provides exclusive discounts, amenities and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.
In 2018, Avoya entered into a new partnership with CLIA where the association serves as the preferred professional development and introductory travel education provider for new-to-travel professionals opening an independent agency in the Avoya Travel Network.
A CLIA elite cruise counselor, this Dream Vacations Stingray Travel agent has demonstrated a commitment to professional development and sharing the value of using a travel agent, particularly when booking a cruise. A brand ambassador for Dream Vacations, she has served on its certified spokesperson team for six years.
Beldon often is called upon by Dream Vacations prospects to learn more about the opportunity to affiliate and whether it is a career worth pursuing. She also mentors travel professionals in third-world countries through her involvement with the nonprofit organization Adventure Angels.
CLIA's 2019 Hall of Fame inductees were selected from nominations throughout the CLIA membership and determined by a selection panel that includes representatives from the CLIA Strategic Trade Advisory and Review Board and Trade Relations Committee.