Sunshine Travel wins Golden Apple Award

Sunshine Travel and Tours staff — from left, Dawn Griggs; Marilyn Rose, who is sales manager for Apple Vacations; Michelle Valeski; and Tracy Schultz — show off the Golden Apple Award received for being among the top sellers for the national tour operator Apple Vacations.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sunshine Travel and Tours has received a Golden Apple Award from tour operator Apple Vacations for ranking among the top sellers of vacations packages nationwide.

Golden Apple winners receive extra benefits from Apple Vacations, such as educational site inspections, exclusive promotions, cooperative advertising funding and more.

“We are happy to award Golden Apple benefits to our loyal travel agent partners,” said Tim Mullen, president of Apple Vacations, based in Newtown Square, Pa.

For more than 45 years, Apple Vacations has provided vacation packages from select U.S. cities to destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Cuba, as well as top North and South American ski resorts.

Sunshine Travel and Tours, 831 S. Stephenson Ave., was established in 1997 by Ted and Michelle Valeski, and has three full-time employees.