Spain, Portugal seminars slated

NEW YORK -- The Spanish Tour Operators Association (STOA) and the Association of Tour Operators to Portugal (ATOP) will stage a series of fall educational seminars for travel agents on the East Coast.

The seminars will feature country presentations by the National Tourist Office of Portugal and the Tourist Office of Spain; presentations by tour operators; tips on how to sell Spain and Portugal to clients; how to maximize commissions, and rotating roundtable discussions.

Tour operators will award prizes at the end of the workshop.

The schedule and locations are as follows:

  • Nov. 2, Melville, N.Y., at the Marriott.
  • Nov. 28, Philadelphia, Park Hyatt.
  • Nov. 29, Tarrytown, N.Y.; Tarrytown Hilton.
  • Nov. 30, Boston; Logan Airport Hilton.
  • The Melville workshop will be in the evening with registration from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., concluding with dinner at 8 p.m.

    The other seminars will be morning events beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and closing with a luncheon. The registration fee is $10, which is refundable after the first booking to either country.

    Agents can register for the seminars by sending an e-mail to [email protected].net, by faxing to (201) 330-8821 or by mail to STOA/ATOP, 305 Sea Isle Key, Secaucus, N.J. 07094.

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