Travel Weeklys Home-based Agent E-letter: July 3, 2006

NEST, the Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel, is gearing up for its Home-Based Sensation National Conference in October. The four-day event will be held on the Carnival Sensation from Oct. 26 to 29. The cruise sails roundtrip from Port Canaveral and will feature two days of training, networking and lectures, a trade show and opportunities to meet with supplier representatives. Details on speakers and costs will be announced soon. Agents can register at

CRUISE AND TRAVEL AGENTS ONLY will host a Cruise University aboard the Carnival Triumph on Dec. 9, sailing roundtrip from Miami. During the cruise, agents will visit Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Bernie Blomquist, manager of training and development for CLIA, will conduct three classes and present two videos that will earn attending agents 65 credits toward their ACC/MCC and ECC certifications. Also participating will be Joachim de Posada, a motivational speaker, author, trainer and consultant.

THE PROGRAM also includes the Cruise and Travel Agents Only Travel Sales Certification program. Agents passing the TSC course can also earn eight continuing education units (CEUs) from the Travel Institute. Tuition starts at $529 per person, including all port charges, government fees, taxes and course materials. Companions are welcome at the same rate. Contact Cruise and Travel Agents Only, (954) 491-2269 or visit


IN YOUR POCKET: Worldspan users can link from the GDS to, where commissions are paid for obtaining clients documents. Up to $15 in commission can be earned, per document. Sample documents include passports, visas and birth certificates.


Las Vegas

Dates valid: Through Sept. 10 for overnight stays.

Sponsor: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

Cost: From $119 per night for suite accommodations. Also covers two-for-one Blue Man Group tickets; two-for-one entry into the Canyon Ranch Spa; a half-price ticket for the outside gondola ride when a full-price ticket is purchased; a $10 match play on the slot machines; and a Grand Canal Shoppes Premier Passport, which offers discounts at the shops stores.

Contact: (866) 403-8046 and mention code DTAD05.

Home-Based Agent Editor:

Donna Tunney

Phone: (508) 221-3674

[email protected]

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