Top-Performing “Perillo Perks” Travel Agents Spend Weekend in Rome, Italy, with Steve Perillo

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – July 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When in Rome, three travel agency executives did as the Romans did. Perillo Tours (, America’s leader in tourism to Italy since 1945 and Hawaii since 1985, today announced the successful return from an all-expense paid trip to Rome, Italy for three top travel agency winners in the Perillo Perks Incentive Reward Program.

Perillo ToursThe three travel agency winners are:

* Ruth McBride-Ode of Bravo Tours in Richardson, Texas.

* Bob Stolfi of Liberty Travel in Nanuet, New York.

* Rita Cornelio of Mystic Valley Travel in Medford, Massachusetts.

These three agency owner-managers and guests stayed at Perillo’s very own hotel – the lovely Rose Garden Palace, located just off of the famed Via Veneto in the heart of Rome.

“We had a wonderful weekend in Rome,” said Steve Perillo, President and CEO of Perillo Tours. “Now I know why these agencies were the top performers in 2006. They are all expert travel agents. I learned a great deal from them as we explored the magic and majesty of Rome together.”

“Steve and his Perillo team provided us with a unique and exciting weekend in Rome,” said Ruth McBride-Ode of Bravo Tours. “We even had time to relax and unwind on our own.”

“It was great for my wife and me to spend some quality time with Steve Perillo,” said Bob Stolfi of Liberty Travel. “He clearly has a passion for travel and all things Italy.”

“Steve was a gracious host,” said Rita Cornelio of Mystic Valley Travel. “We were treated to a private tour of the Vatican Museum, The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum. Our seasoned Perillo guide, Mauro, was one of the most knowledgeable and passionate tour guides I’ve ever met.”

A photo gallery highlighting the weekend in Rome can be seen at:

And a short video travel log of the 3-day hosted weekend can be viewed on YouTube at:

Perillo Perks is an innovative rewards program for travel agencies that uniquely provides incentives for both travel agencies and their individual travel agents. Participating agencies are eligible to receive a $100 bonus commission on every qualifying passenger. With each confirmed reservation the booking agent receives a chance to play an Instant Win Game with an opportunity to win vacations to Italy or Hawaii, American Express Gift Cards (from $25 to $1000), Apple iPods, Nikon digital cameras, and other great travel gear and prizes. Travel Agency participation in the Perillo Perks program is free. Travel agencies can enroll online at

Perillo Tours, America’s largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-owned and operated business for three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo in 1945. Mario Perillo, famously known as “Mr. Italy,” built the business for thirty-five years into its current pre-eminent market position and passed the reins to Steve Perillo in 2000 to lead the business in the Internet age.

Perillo Tours’ fully escorted tours provide excellent sightseeing, first-class and deluxe hotels, and experienced, knowledgeable, multi-lingual tour guides. All of Perillo’s tours to Italy include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

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