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Awards

2018

Best Tour Operator to Caribbean - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Gold Winner - "CarryOn" Consumer Website - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Gold Winner - "AV-OK Explainer Video" Promotional Video - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Silver Winner - "Thrillist: Everything you need to do at Dreams Resorts and Spas' Newest Location: Playa Mujeres" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Silver Winner - "New Travel Agent Cafe" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Age West WAVE Awards
Best Tour Operator to Latin America & Mexico (Gold) - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean (Gold) - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Family (Silver) - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards


2017

Gold Winner for Advertising/Marketing - "This Is An Apple Vacation" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Gold Winner for Promotional Video - "Empowering Agents" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Silver Winner for Promotional Video - "10 Ways To Tie A Sarong" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Tour Operator to Caribbean - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Awards 
Best Tour Operator to Latin America & Mexico (Gold) - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean (Silver) - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards


2016

Best Marketing Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Awards 
Best Vacation Packager Mexico & Latin America - travAlliance media Travvy Awards
Gold Winner for Advertising/Marketing - "This Is An Apple Vacation" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 
Gold Winner for Promotional Video - "Empowering Agents" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Silver Winner for Promotional Video - "10 Ways To Tie A Sarong" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards


2015

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Awards 
Best Vacation Packager Mexico & Latin America - travAlliancemedia Travvy Awards


2014

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean - TravelAge West
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Inside Sales Support - MAST Travel Network Awards
Best Sales Managers - MAST Travel Network Awards


2013

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Inside Sales Support - MAST Travel Network Awards
Best Marketing Support - MAST Travel Network Awards
Best Support of Travel Agents in Consumer Marketing - MAST Travel Network Awards
Best Sales Managers - MAST Travel Network Awards


2012

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Gold Winner for Advertising/Marketing -"Apple Vacations Goes Green" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Inside Sales Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Marketing Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Support of Travel Agents in Consumer Marketing - MAST Travel Network Awards 


2011

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator/Wholesaler to Mexico & Latin America - Travalliance 
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Travel Agent Incentive Program - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Silver Winner for Advertising/Marketing -"The Apple Advantage" - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Inside Sales Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Marketing Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Support of Travel Agents in Consumer Marketing - MAST Travel Network Awards 


2010

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Travel Agent Incentive Program - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Silver Winner for Consumer Website - Hawaii Microsite - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Inside Sales Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Marketing Support - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Support of Travel Agents in Consumer Marketing - MAST Travel Network Awards
Best Brochures, Marketing & Sales Tools - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Internet Site for Agents - MAST Travel Network Awards 


2009

Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator; Mexico/Latin America - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Travel Agent Incentive Program - Recommend Magazine Readers Choice Award
Best Tour Operator for Mexico - Agent @ Home Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator; Mexico/Latin America - Vacation Agent Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Gold Winner for Advertising/Marketing - "Ask An Agent" Campaign - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Silver Winner for Consumer Collateral - Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Best Internet Site for Agents - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Customer Service - MAST Travel Network Awards 


2008

Best Online Booking Tool for Travel Agents (Technology & Web Usage Report) - ASTA
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Hawaii - TravelAge West WAVE Editor’s Pick Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Editor’s Pick Awards
Best Tour Operator for Mexico - Agent @ Home Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Mexico/Latin America - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Brochures, Marketing & Sales Tools - MAST Travel Network Awards 
Best Internet Site for Agents - MAST Travel Network Awards 


2007

Best Tour Operator; Mexico/Latin America - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Mexico - TravelAge West WAVE Awards
Best Tour Operator Website Designed for Travel Agents - TravelAge West WAVE Editor's Pick
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Agent @ Home Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean -Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
In Recognition of Outstanding Service - Delta Airlines Awards

Apple Vacations became the first U.S. tour operator to deliver its millionth passenger to the Dominican Republic.


2006

Best Tour Operator; Caribbean - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator; Travel Agent Support - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator - Agent @ Home Readers Choice
Best Tour Operator, Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Double Eagle Award - Mexico Chamber of Commerce for Apple Vacations' invaluable assistance during Hurricane Wilma
Golden Deer Award - Destination of Mazatlan for Apple Vacations' high production increase
Lifetime Achievement Award, John Mullen - Travel Weekly


2005

Best Tour Operator; Caribbean - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Caribbean - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards


2004

Best Tour Operator; Caribbean - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
Best Tour Operator, Mexico - Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards


2003

Presented with the Tourism Award by the Dominican Republic.


2001

Pioneer of Cancun Award bestowed by the city of Cancun in April 2001. Mr. Mullen was honored for his early foresight in recognizing the potential of Cancun as a world-class resort destination.
Best Travel Supplier Website - Recommend Magazine Readers' Choice Awards


1999

Best Tour Operator; Travel Agent Support - Recommend Magazine


1998

Apple Vacations became the first major tour operator to deliver its two millionth vacationer to Cancun.