Beth Gardner selected For the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017, by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

CALGARY, ALBERTA – 12/13/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Beth Gardner, Founder and CEO of Custom Travel Solutions Inc. has been selected for the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2017, by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.  These are truly incredibly talented professionals who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success!

Beth is being honored at the 2016 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala, at the luxurious Garden City Hotel.  IAOTP will be presenting her with an engraved Sapphire Diamond Crystal tower honoring her Lifetime of Achievement and Success for her 21 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in the Travel Industry. IAOTP Vice President Stephanie Cirami stated:  “We are honored to have Beth as one of the recipients of our Lifetime Achievement Award.  Choosing Beth was an easy decision for our panel.  She is a beautiful, humble, strong, successful woman who is an inspiration to our members.  We are featuring Beth in our 2017 Winter Newsletter that will go out globally and we are looking forward to spending time with her at the gala.”

Beth has demonstrated success starting with 1 client and 1 million dollars to turning her company into a 100 million-dollar company. Founded in 1995, Custom Travel Solutions is a privately run Calgary-based Travel Management Company, solely owned by Beth. She has 80+ staff across Canada in “virtual” offices and an independent agency network, the company has successfully secured Corporate, Leisure and Group contracts for some of Canada’s most successful organizations.

An entrepreneurial and creative solution provider, the Company’s success has been establishing themselves as true industry partners, ensuring the “best-in-class” capability of all clients who have corporate travel needs. Most recently, Custom Travel Solutions has launched I-Logistics, the remote camp logistics services that is completely automated, providing a single source for remote bookings, including commercial and charter flights, helicopter, bus, and camp accommodation. They are currently the only company in North America that is able to provide this automated, end-to-end solution.

Beth remains active in her community and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2016, she was selected as “Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year” for her outstanding leadership in the Travel Industry by the International Association of Top Professionals.   In 2015 she was selected as Outstanding Member of the Year with Bristol Who’s Who and Worldwide Who’s Who, named one of Calgary’s Top 20 Business Leaders of 2015 by Business in Calgary Magazine, and named one of the Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada by Chatelaine Magazine and Profit Magazine in 2014.

Beth is an active member of ACTA and IATA. She is involved with various volunteer and charity programs such as Dreams Take Flight, where a 737 plane is chartered each year and takes special needs children to Disneyland.  She also donates to the Humane Society where she raises funds annually for 2 pet rescue organizations in Calgary and donates to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields.

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