UNIVERSITY, the educational program offered by Cruiseagentonly.com, rolled out dates for its spring
program. Cruiseagentonly is an agent network organization and
cruise marketing and booking site. Onboard programs offer certain
Cruise Lines International Association certifications and often
feature destination experts. The first course begins April 16
aboard the Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas, departing from
Miami and visiting the western Caribbean. Agents can earn their
Level 1 or Level 2 Travel Sales Certification.
" June 11 aboard
the Norwegian Majesty, departing from Boston and visiting Bermuda.
Agents will attend two CLIA courses as well as earning their Level
1or Level 2 Travel Sales Certification. The Bermuda tourist board
will host the attending agents with site inspections, attractions
and some meals.
" Sept. 17 aboard
the Carnival Legend, departing from New York and visiting the
eastern Caribbean. Agents will attend three CLIA courses; learning
from Tania Hancock, who works for the Alaska tourist board; plus
earn their Level 1 or Level 2 Travel Sales
AND ON DEC.
9, Cruise University will set sail aboard the Carnival
Triumph, departing from Miami and visiting the eastern Caribbean.
Agents will be entertained as well as educated by motivational
speaker Joachim de Posada. CLIA will be presenting three courses,
and agents can earn their Travel Sales Certification. More
information is available at www.cruiseagentonly.com. The phone number is (954)
MARKETING GROUP, the parent company of Travelsavers, the
agency consortium for independent agencies, acquired the
after-hours service business of Thor24 and renamed it Agent24. The
service will work in tandem with, but not be merged with, a similar
AMG operation called Helpline, an emergency travel-assistance
service. Thor24 had been owned by Cendant.
FAM OF THE
Departure: May 2 from Los Angeles to Sydney
via Air Pacific.
Length: Eight nights.
Sponsor: Pacific Holidays, New
Cost: $1,995 per person, double. Includes
roundtrip air, accommodations, daily breakfast, air travel within
Australia and sightseeing.
Trip: Visits Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney
as well as the Great Barrier Reef.
Noteworthy: The companion rate is $2,595
per person. A three-night extension to Fiji is available for $250
Contact: (800) 355-8025 or (212) 629-3888;
fax: (212) 629-8882; e-mail: [email protected].