UPDATE: Cruise University, the Fort Lauderdale-based agent
educational organization, reports that 37 more retailers completed
requirements for their Level 1 Travel Sales Certification
designation, bringing to 150 the total number of agents achieving
the standing. The most recent instruction took place aboard the
Carnival Victory following CLIA's cruise3sixty conference, said
Charlie Dubinsky, president of Cruise Agent Only, which administers
THERES A REAL THIRST out there for
self-improvement, which I think is very gratifying, said Dubinsky.
During the course, agents attended three CLIA courses presented by
CLIA trainer Cella Baker, and received training from educational
consultant Marc Mancini and from Dave Stockert, director of Sales
from Holland America. More information about the university program
is at www.cruiseagentonly.com.
IN YOUR POCKET
Tour operator Travel Impressions is offering a
fully-commissionable "Cancel For Any Reason" travel insurance plan
that is available for any package. Retailers who book the
protection plan receive their usual commission for each plan sold,
from 10% to 15% based upon production. Additionally, travel agents'
commissions are protected up to $100 per booking on all cancelled
reservations that are paid in full. Get details at www.travelimpressions.com.
Brian Moore International Tours 2006 brochure
offers 11 escorted tours with new itineraries in Ireland and
Scotland, plus combined Britain and Ireland programs. The Britain
and Ireland Self Drive product was expanded for FIT clients, and
the firm said it has "vastly increased" its hotel collection in
Britain. Programs and booking details are at www.bmit.com.
FAM OF THE WEEK
Date valid: Jan. 2 for a five-night stay at the
Sun Valley Inn in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Tours, San Diego.
Cost: $325 per person, double. Includes a five-day
activity card (valid for lift tickets, cross-country skiing,
snowshoe rentals, ski or snowboard lessons, ice skating, Sunday
brunch and massage treatments).
Noteworthy: Companions are eligible at the same
Contact: (800) 850-7669, Ext. 202; e-mail: [email protected].