INDIA: More than 150 home-based travel retailers will
travel to India in May as part of the Outside Sales Support
Network's spring 2007 International Conference. The training event
will combine tours and events in New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and
Udaipur with comprehensive sales seminars conducted by India
Tourism. The trip is May 1 to 12. The conference rate for OSSN
members is $649 per person, double. Non-member agents, spouses and
companions pay an additional $50. Get the details at www.ossn.com.
AGENTS can get their clients on the fast track to a Las
Vegas NASCAR package with Spirit Vacations. A series of plans are
offered for clients who want to attend the Sam's Town 300, a Busch
Series race; the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400, a Nextel Cup Series
race; and the pole qualifying events from March 9 to 11. Debbie
Orlin, Spirit Vacations' marketing manager, said at-homes can book
After registering with their name, address, phone number and ARC or
CLIA number, a confirmation will be sent by e-mail within 48 hours.
Prices and commission details are on the site.
SEMINARS, which provides seminars at sea for travel
retailers, invited agents to participate in three certification
classes aboard the Queen Mary 2, on a six-night voyage from New
York to Southampton, England, departing April 18. Three
CLIA-sponsored workshops will be taught by CLIA's manager of
training development, Bernie Blomquist. Each workshop is worth 15
credits. In addition, agents will watch two instructional videos
worth 10 credits each. The seminar rate starts at $499. An IATA or
CLIA card is necessary to book. Get more details at www.platinumseminars.com.
DATEBOOK: The Home-Based Success Series, a
program of educational seminars organized by Royal Caribbean
International, Celebrity Cruises, Globus and NACTA, released its
upcoming schedule: March 5 to 9, Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Sacramento, Houston, San Antoinio; April 23 to 27, Detroit,
Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Atlanta; and May 20 to 26, Port
Canaveral, Miami, New York, New Jersey. Visit www.nacta.com for
details and to reserve a place.
FAM OF THE
Trip: Spends five days cruising the Aegean
Sea from Athens, visiting Mykonos, Piraeus, Rhodes, Patmos and
Santorini, Greece, and Kusadasi, Turkey.
Departures: March 5 and 12; May 14 and 28;
and June 11 and 25 from Athens aboard Louis Cruise Line's Sea
Sponsor: Sterling Vacations, Austin,
Cost: $399 per person, double. Includes all
meals and sightseeing.
Noteworthy: Guaranteed oceanview cabins are
$200 extra. The companion rate is $499. Taxes and fees are not
included. A two-night extension in Athens can be added for $399 per
person. Optional excursions to Delphi or Argolis, Greece, can be
added for $89.
Contact: (866) 345-7755; fax (512)
345-7722; e-mail: [email protected].
Agent Editor: Donna Tunney
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].