The Cruise Lines International Association
named twenty new travel agents to its Travel Agent Advisory Board.
Ten TAAB members will stay on for an additional one-year term to
The board, which
was instituted in 2004 to enhance CLIA's educational training and
strategic marketing efforts, is manned by members who serve
two-year terms and includes professionals from various
cruise-selling operations, CLIA said.
counsel we receive from TAAB members is invaluable," said Terry
Dale, CLIA's president and CEO in a statement. "The voice of the
travel agency community is vital to CLIA's strategy going forward.
The board's ideas and perspectives have played a significant role
in shaping the association's plans, policies and strategies -- both
on a day-to-day and big picture level."
convene throughout the year on conference calls with CLIA
executives as well as at some industry conferences.
The new members
America's Vacation Center, Escondido, Calif.
Platinum Seminars, Atlanta
Cervone, Just Cruises & Vacations, Clinton Township,
Cotter, American Express Consumer Travel, Miramar,
Decker, Travelocity, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Virtuoso, Savannah, Ga.
Cruisedealership, Staten Island, N.Y.
Regal Travel, Honolulu
Just Cruisin Plus, Nashville
Travel Professionals International, Oakville, Ontario
Travel Store, Los Angeles
Signature Travel Network, Marina del Rey, Calif.
Jurni Network and Nexion, South Lake, Texas
Cruise Ship Centers, Vancouver, British Columbia
Peklo-Nosal, Design Travel, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Cruisin Easy, Spearfish, S.D.
Cruise Holidays of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Fla.
Sue Ann Taft,
Putman Travel, Greenville S.C.
Cruise Shoppes, Weston, Fla.
World Voyager Vacations, Federal Way, Wash.
Ten TAAB members
will stay on for an additional one-year term to ensure continuity.
Post Haste Travel Service, Hollywood, Fla.
Biddlecombe, Times Square Travel, Richmond, British
Automobile Club of Southern California, Costa Mesa,
Cruise Planners, Coral Springs, Fla.
Kelley, Vacation.com, Alexandria, Va.
Vacation Shoppe, Satellite Beach, Fla.
Specialty Travel, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Shellback Cruises, Charleston, S.C.
Ambassador Tours, San Francisco
The Travel Planner, Gallatin, Texas
the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Johanna
Jainchill at [email protected].