TRAVEL COS. will host a series of seminars to educate
travel agents about the various companies under their umbrella and
how to take their businesses to the next level. The co-sponsoring
partner is Carnival Cruise Lines. Consultant Marc Mancini will
present the seminars, which include a sales skills workshop and a
mini trade show. Upcoming dates and locations are: Houston, Dec.
12; Atlanta, Dec. 13; and Tampa, Dec. 14. Agents can get more
details at www.theleadingtravelcompanies.com.
NACTA membership has doubled in the last
year to 4,000 travel sellers, said Joanie Ogg, president. The group
will expand the reach of its annual national meeting, formerly the
NACTA Conference and now the Home-Based Agent Summit. The summit is
open to all home-based agents. The event is set for Nov. 29 in Fort
DATEBOOK: Cruise University, the travel
agent training program for U.S. and Canadian retailers, will be
held aboard the Carnival Spirit on a sailing from Vancouver, May 9
to 16. Along with onboard training, the CVBs in Vancouver, Juneau,
Skagway and Ketchikan will host seminars for participating agents.
Agents interested in learning more or making reservations for
Cruise University can contact Cruise and Travel Agents Only at
(954) 491-2269 or visit www.cruiseandtravelagentsonly.com.
DESK: Tauck World Discovery is introducing a cruise
program to Papua New Guinea for 2007, the operator's first trip to
the island and one of the few programs to Papua New Guinea offered
by an American tour operator. Itineraries and details are at www.tauck.com.
FAM OF THE
valid: Through Dec. 21 for overnight stays.
Sponsor: The Aruba Marriott Resort &
Stellaris Casino, Palm Beach, Aruba.
Cost: From $119 to $174 per night,
Noteworthy: Agents booking clients at the
hotel from Aug. 20 to Dec. 21 earn 15% commission.
Contact: (800) 223-6388 and ask for rate
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].