YOUR TOWN? The Home Based Success Series is about to go on
the road again. The series of educational seminars give home-based
agents step-by-step tips and insights on how to build a successful
group business, according to the Network of Entrepreneurs Selling
Travel and the National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents,
the two sponsoring trade organizations. Other sponsors are Globus
and Royal Caribbean International/Celebrity Cruises.
DATES for the next Home Based Success
Series are: March 27 (Orlando), March 28 (Charlotte, N.C.), March
29 (Independence, Ohio), March 30 (Columbus, Ohio) and March 31
(Troy, Mich.). The events are open to all home-based agents. In
response to requests from participants, each session now includes
more than four hours of group, product, sales and marketing
training. Speakers include Stuart Cohen, senior vice president of
Nest; Joanie Ogg, president of Nacta; and representatives from
Globus and Royal Caribbean/Celebrity. For more information or to
sign up, go to www.homebasedsuccessseries.com. The RSVP
deadline is March 23.
EASY: W Hotels Worldwide reopened its two New Orleans
hotels -- the 423-room W New Orleans and the 98-room W French
Quarter -- that were shuttered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
After six months of reconstruction, the hotels have been restored
to their original state.
FAM OF THE
Departures: May 13 through Sept. 20 from
Moscow to St. Petersburg, cruise only.
Length: 10 nights.
Sponsor: Ambassador Cruise Lines, Boca
Cost: $1,295 per person, double. Includes
three meals daily, entertainment, guided tours, transfers and shore
Trip: Cruises the Volga River between
Moscow and St. Petersburg. Visits six cities along the
Noteworthy: Single supplements are
Contact: (800) 255-5551; e-mail:[email protected].