Agents to share big-sale stories at Travel Weekly show in Fla.

Are you a superstar agent?

The organizers of Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld & Home Based Agent Show, taking place in Fort Lauderdale from Nov. 7 to 10, are looking for the travel seller with the best “big paycheck” story.

CW2012FtLauderdaleDuring the closing general session of the conference, several agents will take the stage to share how they earned huge commission checks — $15,000, $46,000, $71,000 or even more — on a single sale. It could come from an FIT, a group booking, a cruise, a tour, a celebration or any other travel arrangement.

Agents wanting to participate should visit Travel Weekly’s Facebook page (www.travelweekly.com/facebook) to share their big-payday stories.

One agent’s story will be selected, and the winning agent will be Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann’s guest at the CruiseWorld & Home Based Agent Show. The story will be featured as Arnie’s Pick during the general session on Nov. 9.

The winner of the best “big paycheck” story will be flown to Fort Lauderdale and provided accommodations and full conference registration.

The winning entry will not necessarily be decided by the largest commission check but by a combination of a large payoff and a backstory that demonstrates inspirational initiative, Weissmann said.

Suppliers, including CIE Tours, the Globus Family of Brands and Passport Online Inc. will also participate.
Each company will bring an agent with a success story to the stage.
Inspections, sessions and more

Registration for ship inspection opportunities during the show has been extended.

With a full roster of ship inspections offered on Nov. 7, 10 and 11, attendees can choose three of the 11 ships available. They  are urged to make their selections before the ship inspection rosters close.

Ship inspection options are: the Celebrity Infinity and the Emerald Princess on Nov. 7; the Carnival Valor, the Carnival Liberty, Holland America’s Eurodam, the Norwegian Epic and Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Nov. 10; and the Carnival Freedom, the Norwegian Pearl, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and the Ruby Princess on Nov. 11.
ARC is the official sponsor of the ship inspections.

Conference session options will be offered Nov. 7 to 9 with a selection of peer training programs, technology workshops, CLIA certification classes, dynamic general sessions and more. A full conference program is available online.

Attendees can visit www.travelweeklytradeshows.com to plan their ship inspections, make hotel reservations and determine their class schedule.

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina is the official host hotel. Room blocks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attendees booking their hotel in Travel Weekly’s official room block will receive a rate of $135 plus tax, per night (single/double occupancy).

Hotel reservations must be booked via the official show registration portal.

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