MTA - Mobile Travel Agents' head of product, Sara Merricks has been nominated for a Virtuoso 'Rising Star' award.
Sara, along with co-managing directors Roy and Karen Merricks, CEO Don Beattie, luxury product manager, Margaret Lange and 19 MTA consultants attending Virtuoso Travel Week 2014 will all have their fingers crossed on 15 August when the 'Rising Star' award is announced at the Bellagio Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas.
The MTA team is the biggest ever to attend a Virtuoso Travel Week event.
Billed as the 'luxury travel event of the year', the by-invitation-only Virtuoso Travel Week 2014 runs from 09-15 August.
Close on 4,000 travel agents, wholesalers and suppliers are expected to attend conducting more than 350,000 one-on-one meetings across the week-long event.
The 'Rising Star' award is one of several 'Member & Preferred Partner Peer-to-Peer Awards' presented at Virtuoso Travel Week.
MTA Managing Director, Roy Merricks said Sara's nomination for the 'Rising Star' award spoke volumes for her achievements.
"Being nominated by an audience comprised of our industry peers is a huge acknowledgement," Mr Merricks said.
"It goes without saying we are all extremely proud to see Sara recognised in this way."
MTA tasted success at the 2013 event when the company was named Virtuoso's 'Top Producer Australia and New Zealand'.