Iberostar holds the 15th edition of the Estrellas Prize and honors partners

The event rewarded Iberostar partners who sold the most products of the network in Brazil and worldwide. Check out the photos of the winners!

By Caroline Figueiredo – DT Reporter, in Bahia


On Saturday evening, the 21st, the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts promoted the 15th edition of the price Estrellas, on the Iberostar Praia do Forte, in Bahia. Taking place since 2006, the event recognizes and honors Iberostar partners, the tour operators that have sold the most products of the network in Brazil (Iberostar Praia do Forte, Iberostar Bahia and Iberostar Grand Amazon) and around the world.

One of the highlights of this edition is the inclusion of the new Iberostar Hotels in the Caribbean category, rewarding the partners who have sold the most of the chain’s 20 units in the region.

Iberostar represented Ramón Girón, Director of Operations Brazil, Arnaud Le Lanchon, Director of Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte, Philip Van Liefland, Director of Iberostar Bahia, Winfried August, Director of Iberostar Heritage Grand Amazon, Orlando Giglio, Commercial Director Brasil and João Abegão , director BDM Latam.

A dinner was served for the guests prior to the awarding of the prizes. After dinner, Orlando Giglio, Commercial Director Brazil, thanked everyone for their presence and cooperation with tour operators and also led the presentation of the awards.

See below the photos of the winners during the dinner and then the list (in alphabetical order) of the winners of the Estrellas 2022 award:

Gemma Andreu (Iberostar Marketing), João Abegão (Director BDM LATAM) and Mariana Verdini (Iberostar Marketing). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Peter Weber (Europlus), Elisa Diete (Europlus), Juliana Pinheiro (Europlus), Alexandre Fernandez (Europlus).
João Zamaroni (Zumbrasil Eventos), Tuca Zamaroni (Zumbrasil Eventos) and Marcus Ginjas (Spa Collection) at the Estrellas 2022 award.
Joao Zamarone (Zum Brazil Eventos), Tuca Zamarone (Zum Brazil Eventos) and Marcus Ginjas (Spa Collection). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Dyone Rodrigues (TAO Engenharia), Mário Rodrigues (TAO Engenharia), Alberto Viana (Arena Audio Eventos) at the Estrellas 2022 Prize.
Dyone Rodrigues (TAO Engenharia), Mário Rodrigues (TAO Engenharia), Alberto Viana (Arena Audio Eventos). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Joaço Abegão (Iberostar), Mário Pereira (Azul Viagens) Cristina Yoshida (Azul Viagens), Lúcio do Carmo (Azul Viagens) at the Estrellas 2022 Prize.
João Abegão (Iberostar) Mário Pereira (Azul Viagens) Cristina Yoshida (Azul Viagens), Lúcio do Carmo (Azul Viagens), (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for DT).
Lúcio do Carmo (Azul Viagens) and Azul Viagens team at the Estrellas Award 2022.
Lúcio do Carmo (Azul Viagens), his companion and guest. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Carolina Virgolino (Uneworld Operator), Raíza de Sousa (Iberostar), Bárbara Homequin (Journeys Operator) at the Estrellas 2022 award
Carolina Virgolino (Uneworld operator), Raíza de Sousa (Iberostar), Bárbara Ronchi (Travel operator). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Ramón Giron (Iberostar), Renato Kido (Travel promotion), Mari Kido (Travel promotion), Lívia Ortis and Rafael Ortis (Travel promotion) and André Marco (TCH Receptivo). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Rafaela Barbosa (Expedia Group) and her companions;  Renata Colla (Take Off), Andréa Pessoa (FRT operator), Daniela Duregger (Zarpo Viagens).
Rafaela Barbosa (Expedia Group) and her companions; Daniela Duregger (Zarpo Viagens), Andréa Pessoa (FRT Operadora), Renata Colla (Decolar) and escort. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Rafael Cordeiro (BWT operator) and Elis, his wife.
Gabriel Cordeiro (BWT operator) and Elis, his wife. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Fabian Azzali, Litoral Verde (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for DT).
Fabian Azzali, Litoral Verde (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for DT).
Zara Bastos (Iberostar), Térsia Vasconcelos (Itaparica Tour) and Cláudio Maia (Itaparica Tour).
Cláudio Maia (Itaparica Tour), Térsia Vasconcelos (Itaparica Tour) and companion; and Zara Bastos (Iberostar), (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for DT).
Nilson Marques (BRT Group), Marcos Bizzotto (Abreu), Camila Dias (Iberostar), Shirlei Rocha (RCA) and her husband Ricardo Luz. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Gustavo Serrano and Cristina Serrano (Akarui Operadora), Jamila Garabito (Iberostar), Williams Batista (Booking.com) and Ana Carolina (Booking.com),
Gustavo Serrano and Cristina Serrano (Akarui Operadora), Jamila Garabito (Iberostar), Williams Batista (Booking.com) and Ana Carolina (Booking.com). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Niki Melo (Booking.com) and her companion;  Júlia Loyola (Booking.com) and Tiago Beltrão (Booking.com).
Aline Melo (Booking.com) and her companion; Júlia Loyola (Booking.com) and Tiago Beltrão (Booking.com). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Thiago Borges (Iberostar) and Dayan Silva (Infinitas Travel).
Thiago Borges (Iberostar) and Daian Silva (Infinitas Travel). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Philip Van Liefland, (director of Iberostar Bahia) and guest. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Bruno Fernandes (Iberostar Praia do Forte) and Arnaud Le Lanchon (Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Waldemir Souza Junior (Orinter) and his wife.
Waldemir Souza Junior (Orinter) and his wife. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Isis Martinez (Iberostar) and Priscila Wiederkehr (Vitalmed).
Isis Martinez (Iberostar) and Priscila Wiederkehr (Vitalmed). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT.)
Fabrício Romero (Cvc Corp) and escort. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Bruna Ferraz and Sylvio Ferraz (CVC Corp), her husband. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Orlando Giglio (Iberostar Hotels Brazil) and Diego Sampaio (Grou Turismo).
Orlando Giglio (Iberostar Hotels Brazil) and Diego Sampaio (Grou Turismo). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Marcelo Sacramento (CVC Corp) and Maria Beatriz Azambuja (Iberostar).
Marcelo Sacramento (CVC Corp) and Maria Beatriz Azambuja (Iberostar). (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).
Paulo Pimentel (Hurb - Hotel Urbano) and escort.
Paulo Pimentel (Hurb-Hotel Urbano) and escort. (Credits: Caroline Figueiredo for the DT).

TOP 10 for the Iberostar Praia do Forte complex:

Abreurepresented by Marcos Bizzotto

Blue travelrepresented by Aline Lima, Lucio do Carmo and Cristina Yoshida

BWT operatorrepresented by Gabriel Cordeiro

* CVC Corprepresented by Sylvio Ferraz, Marcela Sacramento and Fabrício Romero

* Euro plusrepresented by Peter Weber, Alexandre Fernandez and Juliana Pinheiro

* FRT operatorrepresented by Andrea Pessoa

* BRT grouprepresented by Wilson Marques

* Green Coast, represented by Fabian Azzali

* Orientationrepresented by Waldemir Junior

* RCA operatorrepresented by Shirlei Rocha

* Promo travelrepresented by Renato Kido and Rafael Ortiz

Receptive operators

infinite travel, represented by Bruna Goncalves and Daian Silva

Itaparicarepresented by Claudio Maia

to travelrepresented by Barbara Roncho

Brazil OTAs:

Booking.comrepresented by Julia Loyola, Aline Melo and Ullians Batista

decolar.comrepresented by Renata Colla Bufarat

Expediarepresented by Rafaela Vila Barbosa

hurb – Hotel Urbano, represented by Paulo Pimentel

Zarporepresented by Daniela Duregger

Stars 2022 TOP Groups & Events – Iberostar Heritage Grand Amazon:

akaruirepresented by Gustavo Fujimoto

Infinite Creative Strategyrepresented by Cintia Maciel

worldrepresented by Carolina Pereira Virgolino

Best Caribbean Hotels

Abreurepresented by Marcos Bizzoto

CVC Corprepresented by Sylvio Ferraz, Marcela Sacramento and Fabrício Romero

Orientrepresented by Waldemir Junior

Honored Companies:

Arenarepresented by Alberto de Mello and Rafael de Mello

Tourism cranerepresented by Diego Sampaio

Spa Collectionrepresented by Marcus Ginjas

TAO Engineeringrepresented by Mario Rodrigues

TCH Tourismrepresented by André Matos

Vitalmed, represented by Priscila Wiederkehr

To Brazilrepresented by Sandra Zamarone

Finally, Orlando recalled the issue of sustainability for Iberostar, which has a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2030. And to end the evening in a festive way, the guests watched the show by singer Eva Cavalcante.


DIÁRIO is a partner of Iberostar and traveled by invitation to cover the event. Reporter Caroline traveled with GTA insurance.

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