Travelsavers and the Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel, both units of American Marketing Group, are partnering with MSC Cruises to offer member agents two fam trips, one of which will feature motivational speaker Nolan Burris.
Burris founded Future Proof Travel Solutions, which provides training and strategic planning consultant services to the travel industry.
On Oct. 23, Travelsavers and NEST agents who sign up for the Canada/New England sailing aboard the MSC Poesia will participate in workshops led by Burris while cruising on a six-night trip from Quebec to New York.
Port calls will be made at Sydney, Nova Scotia; Boston; and Newport, R.I.
A second fam departs on Dec. 12, on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean Enchantment journey, also aboard Poesia, roundtrip from Port and with port calls in Philipsburg/St. Maarten; St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie; and Nassau.
"MSC Cruises and American Marketing Group are both family-owned companies that have enjoyed a strong and successful relationship for many years. And our travel agents have benefited from the incredible travel values and booking opportunities that partnership provides," said Kathryn Mazza-Burney, president of NEST.
"MSC Cruises sets itself apart from other lines with an exceptional lineup of programs that includes a kids-sail-free incentive, the Yacht Club, and its agent rewards program, where agents can earn cash on top of commissions. The fams give our agents terrific opportunities to learn more about our preferred partner on a firsthand basis so they can recommend the line with confidence to their clients," she added.
Travelsavers is an international marketing organization with a retail chain of more than 3,000 independently owned agencies in 14 countries. NEST is a marketing group for home-based retailers.