INDUSTRY EDUCATORS Doris and Phil Davidoff will offer
their seminar, Group$=Profit$, on a one-week western Mediterranean
cruise, July 28 to Aug. 4. Space is available for a limited number
of travel agents and their guests. The seminar is designed for
travel agency owners, managers, sales agents and home-based travel
agents who want to develop, sell and operate group cruises and
tours, secure unique groups at profitable rates that cannot be
shopped from agency to agency and set up systems to assure
efficient operations and profitability.
CRUISE, aboard Louis Cruise Lines Coral, is roundtrip from
Barcelona. Seminars will be held during time at sea. A Sterling
Vacations English-speaking escort will be on board. The Davidoffs
are veteran agents and educators, well known in the industry for
more than 30 years. Cruise fares, which cover the seminars, start
at $849 per person, double. Visit Davidoff Associates Web site, www.davidoffassociates.com, for information and to
register. The Davidoffs can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone, (800)
UPDATE: IATAs plan to test travel agents before issuing
its sought-after ID cards appears to be dead following a meeting of
the Iatan board, an advisory group to IATAs agency program in the
U.S. Iatans agent ID cards are widely accepted for fams and
supplier upgrades. The board told IATA that the project was too
complex and a possible waste of resources. Agents had criticized
DATEBOOK: OSSNs Florida chapter will meet
June 8 to learn about BedsOnline.com. The free event starts at 6:30
p.m. at 7083 Grand National Drive, Orlando. Get details by
e-mailing chapter director Patricia Saizan at [email protected].
FAM OF THE
Trip: Accommodations are at the Occidental
Caribbean Village Playa Dorada, Occidental Playa Dorada, Occidental
Grand Flamenco Puerto Plata, Bahia Principe San Juan, Jack Tar
Puerto Plata or Marien Coral by Hilton, all in Puerto
Departures: June 30 from New York to
Santiago via American or Delta.
Length: Four to seven nights.
Sponsor: Caribbean Sun Vacations, Astoria,
Cost: From $449 per person, double.
Includes roundtrip air, all-inclusive accommodations and
Noteworthy: The rate is valid for agents
and family members; child rates are slightly lower.
Contact: (800) 515-3147; e-mail: [email protected].
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].