Travel Weekly's Home-based Agent E-letter: Aug. 28, 2006

THE NETWORK OF ENTREPRENEURS SELLING TRAVEL, a marketing organization for at-home retailers, has expanded its executive team. Andrew Wainer, formerly service director, was appointed director of sales. Rae Berger-Brock, a 40-year industry veteran, joined the group as service director, responsible for maintaining one-on-one contact with members and providing training.  Amy Brent joined the group as marketing coordinator. Home-based agents can learn more about the network online, at www.jointhenest.com.

THE NUMBERS ARE IN. More than 1,300 agents attended Vacation.com's annual conference and trade show in Las Vegas, the network said, with 97% saying the program was "worth their time." The event, held in June, featured the network's new president and CEO, Steve Tracas. Vacation.com's 2007 conference will be held in New Orleans from June 27 to July 1. Information about the network and its upcoming events can be found at www.agentnet.com.

DATEBOOK: Two chapters of the Outside Sales Support Network will hold a Sandals and Beaches update in the coming weeks. The Long Island Chapter will meet at Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Papa Joe's Pizza in Deer Park, N.Y. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP by e-mail to [email protected]. The Houston Chapter will meet Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Joe's Crab Shack in Houston. The event is free to members. Non-members pay $10. E-mail [email protected] to request an invitation.

FAM OF THE WEEK

Europe

Trip: Tour visits Cannes and Nice, France, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Departure: Nov. 9 from New York to Nice on Air France.

Length: Six nights.

Sponsor: Unique World Cruises, Manhasset, N.Y.

Cost: $998 per person, double. Includes roundtrip air, accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily and guided city sightseeing.

Noteworthy: Optional excursions to San Tropez, France, and San Remo, Italy, also can be included. The single supplement is $158. Companion rates are available. Taxes are not included.

Contact: (800) 669-0757 or (516) 627-2636; fax: (516) 365-1667; e-mail: [email protected].

Home-Based Agent Editor:

Donna Tunney

Phone: (508) 221-3674

[email protected]

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