VACATION.COM will roll out its Knowledge is
Power training tour in six cities this fall. The program
incorporates scenario-based training, led by Vacation.com training
specialists. Admission is free to Vacation.com members. The
schedule is as follows: Tampa, Sept.19, Sheraton River Walk;
Orlando, Sept. 21, Marriott Orlando Airport; Boston, Oct. 5, Hilton
Boston Back Bay; San Diego, Nov. 7, Doubletree Hotel San Diego Del
Mar; Seattle, Nov. 8, Embassy Suites -- Bellevue; and Denver, Nov.
9, Doubletree Downtown Denver. More details are at www.agentnet.com.
MEMBERSHIP in the National Association of
Commissioned Travel Agents doubled in the last year to a total of
4,000 individual travel sellers, according to Joanie Ogg, the
organization's president. The significantly larger NACTA also will
expand the reach of its annual national meeting, formerly the NACTA
Conference. It will be renamed the Home-Based Agent Summit, open to
all home-based agents, Ogg said. The event is set for Nov. 29 in
ASTA'S THETRADESHOW in Orlando, NACTA also rolled out an
updated Web site, including full redesign to the subsets of the
main site, such as the site for host agencies, a site for supplier
members and another members-only component. Ogg said the NACTA
sites are now easier to navigate besides being more attractive.
Also, she said NACTA will launch a Cruise [email protected] in 2007, which
replaces seminars at sea that were less structured.
DATEBOOK: OSSN Orlando will sponsor a
chapter meeting Sept. 27 featuring a Barbados Dinner Seminar. The
free event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be held at the Orlando
Marriott Downtown. RSVP to [email protected].
FAM OF THE
Trip: Visits Athens, Delphi and Olympia
with extensive sightseeing in each destination.
Departures: Oct. 26 or Nov. 3, 10 and 24
from Olympia, land only.
Length: Six nights.
Sponsor: Reko Tours, Astoria,
Cost: $759 per person, double. Includes
hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, transfers and
Noteworthy: Companions are eligible for
$100 additional; child rates are available. Additional charge for
Contact: (800) 251-0230; e-mail: [email protected].
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].