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Aston Hotels & Resorts Recognized as 2013 Editor's Pick
for Best Travel Agent Support from TravelAge West

HONOLULU, HI (March 20, 2013) – Aston Hotels & Resorts has been honored with the 2013 Editor's Pick Award in the category of Hotel/Resort Chain Providing the Best Travel Agent Support as part of the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents' Vote of Excellence) Awards.

Travel agents consistently praise Aston Hotels & Resorts' support programs, including STARs Online, the company's popular, newly-revamped travel agent incentive program. Agents earn STAR points for each booking, which can be redeemed for cash bonuses, gift cards or complimentary Aston stays. The upgraded website features a new look, user-friendly interface, easier reporting and tracking features, and a variety of customizable marketing tools for travel agents to download. The new points system allows agents to earn rewards faster than ever before. Travel agents can enroll for free at

Other Aston Hotels & Resorts travel agent support programs include:

  • EduVacations – Aston encourages agents to stay updated on what each property has to offer with special travel-agent rates starting from $59 per night.
  • Webinar Training and Educational Tools – Aston conducts training and sales presentations across the country and offers regional webinars. Other educational tools include travel agent sales support online or by phone, an award-winning, detailed property reference guide and educational FAM tours. Aston sales materials and images are available online at
  • FAM-tastic "First Night Free" Promotion – This promotion, valid at participating properties, offers travel agents and wholesale agents the first night free, with subsequent nights at a discounted rate. Two-night minimum stay required.

Now in its eighth year, TravelAge West's WAVE Awards gives travel agents in the Western U.S. the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel-supplier partners. The Editor's Picks, chosen by the editorial team of TravelAge West, included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of travel agents and online research.

In addition to this distinction, Editor's Pick honorees are also in the running for a WAVE Award to be determined by a TravelAge West readers' choice poll. Voting is open April 1-30 to readers of the publication, as well as to all visitors to the magazine's website. Readers can cast their vote at or by the ballots provided in the magazine's two April issues.

Editor's Pick recipients will be celebrated at the WAVE Awards Gala on June 6, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where the readers' choice winners will also be announced. TravelAge West will include a special WAVE Awards section in its July 8, 2013 issue.


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