TRAVEL COUNSELLORS, a
host agency with 740 home-based agents, said industry veteran Peter
Rasmussen is its new general manager. Rasmussen previously was an
executive with Auto Europe. He takes over from former president
Graeme Clarke, who is developing a tour operating program and a
range of propriety products that will be available exclusively to
Travel Counsellors. The agency operates in the U.S. and the U.K.
INSTITUTE added benefits to its certified travel associate
program. CTA candidates can now participate in free online reviews
of the eight core courses as well as a test preparation session
with an institute facilitator. Additionally, candidates now have
access to a special section of the Travel Institute discussion
board where they can ask questions and share ideas. After earning
the CTA designation, graduates will receive a $100 credit toward
either the CTC or CTIE course. More details are at www.thetravelinstitute.com.
MANCINI, a well-known industry educator, has agreed to
again serve as a consultant to Cruise and Travel University, a
division of Cruise and Travel Agents, said Charlie Dubinsky,
president of the 3,200-member organization. "For two years now, Dr.
Mancini has played an important role in helping to shape our agent
training programs," Dubinsky explained. "We're pleased that this
valuable relationship will now continue. We feel strongly that our
offerings should maintain academic rigor yet still be fun. That's
precisely what Dr. Mancini brings to us." Mancini will oversee
curriculum development, evaluate testing processes and advise
Cruise and Travel Agents on its many instructional initiatives. For
more information or to make reservations for Cruise University,
contact Cruise and Travel Agents at (954) 491-2269 or visit www.cruiseagentonly.com.
DATEBOOK: The Utah chapter of the Outside
Sales Support Network will host Funjet Vacations and Vallart
Nayarit CVB at its meeting on April 16 at the Radisson Hotel in
South Temple. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and there is no cost to
members. RSVP to the chapter director at [email protected].
FAM OF THE
Trip: A river cruise through the Burgundy
region of France.
Departure: April 21 from Paris, cruise
Length: Six nights aboard the
Sponsor: Abercrombie & Kent, Oak Brook,
Cost: $998 per person, double. Includes the
cruise and all meals onboard, motorcoach transfers, sightseeing and
Noteworthy: Companions are eligible.
Upper-deck accommodations are $200 additional; the single
supplement is $300. Roundtrip Paris-Lyon/Dijon-Paris rail transfers
are not included and are $250 additional. Agents must fax to Grace
Porter a copy of the agency 2007 IATA list, their business card and
a letter from the agency owner or manager authorizing
Contact: fax: (630) 954-3324.
Agent Editor: Donna Tunney
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].