Webinars


Join us for an action-packed, upbeat, and engaging webinar led by American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines’ Director of Product Training, Barbara Davis. Learn all about AQSC and VCL, which are the premier choices for cruises on North America’s waterways. 

This is one webinar you do not want to miss! Travel post-COVID19 will find your clients desiring to stay close to home. AQSC and VCL's cruises are a perfect choice! The options are plentiful - Mississippi River and her tributaries; the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest; Great Lakes; Canadian Maritimes; and new for 2021, Alaska expedition cruises! 

Get the jump on your knowledge base now ensuring you have the complete confidence to sell these amazing cruises! Stay until the conclusion of the live webinar and win some AQSC and VCL swag or even a free cruise! 

Three lucky live attendees will win an AQSC/VCL Swag Bag and one very lucky winner will receive an AQSC cruise! 

Join Travel Weekly and Riviera River Cruises to learn about revised health and safety procedures combined with the newly implemented Rivera Assurance program. During this live event hear about the unique itineraries which offer your clients a more immersive experience. 

Riviera is top of the premium line with less than premium prices and we are the only company that does not go direct – we support our travel partners 100%. 

One lucky live attendee will win a $250 gift card.

2020 Uganda Webinar 2
Uganda’s Vast Horizons Await
July 21, 2020
2:00pm Eastern
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Join Travel Weekly for an exploration of the opportunities awaiting your clients in Uganda. During this live event you will learn:  

  • COVID-19 Protocols
  • Top tour products in Uganda
  • Accommodations & Accessibility
  • Reasons to recommend Uganda to your clients

As your clients look to plan their next great adventure, find out why Uganda should be on their list!

Our series of conversations continues with Airline industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your U.S. airline industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward.   

Speakers include: 

  • Kyle Mabry, Vice President, Global Head of Leisure, Groups, and Mid-Market Sales, American Airlines
  • Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines
  • Bob Somers, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Delta Air Lines
  • Jennie Ho, President, Delta Vacations
  • Jake Cefolia, Senior Vice President – Worldwide Sales, United Airlines
  • Joe Tibble, Managing Director – Global Agency Accounts, United Airlines

So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

The Crystal River Experience invites you to enjoy the renowned hospitality, all-suite, all-balcony, all-inclusive amenities, and Michelin-level dining of the cruise line voted Best River Cruise Line in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. On Crystal River Cruises, Europe’s youngest river fleet, luxury river cruising across Europe has been reimagined with an extraordinary attention to detail. Learn tips on how to grow your Crystal River business and discover all the opportunities to earn commission today!

One lucky live attendee will win a $250 gift card!

Our series of conversations continues with River Cruise industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your river cruise leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward. 

This week’s speakers include:

  • Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Ann Chamberlin, Vice President Sales, Scenic Group
  • Marilyn G. Conroy, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing North America, Riviera River Cruises
  • Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Globus Family of Brands
  • Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, AmaWaterways
  • Marcus Leskovar, Executive Vice President, Amadeus River Cruises, LLC
  • Bob Salmon, Senior Vice President of Sales, American Queen Steamboat Company/Victory Cruises
  • Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck

So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

Join Travel Weekly and Happy Tours to learn about Slovenia, the Green heart of Europe. As the first country that declared an end to the Covid-19 epidemic, we want to be your destination of choice to relaunch your European business. We have returned to life as normal and are truly a safe haven.  

  • A country only the size of Wales, we offer everything nearby. Your clients can ski in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the same afternoon.
  • Our location provides a perfect European starting point. In an hour you can be in Venice. In less than two hours you can be in Salzburg.
  • We will introduce you to Happy Tours and help you learn why we are your trusted European travel partner.

Those who join this live webinar will be invited to participate in a global campaign and enter to win a fantastic Slovenian holiday to experience our country’s beauties firsthand.

Club Med is ready to welcome your client’s back for a safe and unforgettable all-inclusive getaway. Join Sabrina Cendral, Club Med’s SVP of U.S. Sales and North America Marketing, as she shares with you the following exciting updates:  

  • Safe Together, Club Med’s new resort-wide hygiene & safety initiative
  • North American resort reopening details
  • New policies, including free cancellations
  • The latest promotions for your clients, groups, and more

    Win a 3-night all-inclusive stay for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) to any of Club Med’s North American resorts! Valid for one year.

    We continue our series of conversations with some of the masterminds of the all-inclusive industry. We invite you to join us as we gather your all-inclusive industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward.  

    This week’s speakers include:  

    • Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, VP of Sales & Marketing – The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group
    • Colette Baruth, Senior Vice President, Global Commerce & Distribution, AMResorts
    • Sabrina Cendral, SVP Sales & Marketing, Club Med North America
    • Tony Cortizas, V.P. Brand Strategy, The Sol Group Corporation, Hospitality Services
    • Kevin Froemming, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts
    • Kathy Halpern, Vice President Global Marketing, Palace Resorts
    • John Long, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    • Frank Maduro, Vice President of Marketing, AIC Hotel Group
    • Gary C. Sadler, OD. Sr. Vice President, Sales, Unique Vacations, Inc., Affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., Worldwide

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important. 

    We continue our series of conversations with some of the masterminds of the cruise industry. We invite you to join us as we gather your cruise industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for marketing and sales and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward. 
     
    This week’s speakers include:

    Katina Athanasiou, Chief Sales Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line
    Chris Austin, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Seabourn
    John Chernesky, Senior Vice President of North America Sales, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line
    Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support & Service, Royal Caribbean International
    Michelle Lardizabal, Senior Vice President & Commercial Sales Officer, MSC Cruises
    Adolfo Perez, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line
    Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support and Service, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises
    Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Crystal Cruises

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important. 

    Discover Palmaïa - The House of AïA, a new sustainable wellness resort located between a pristine white sand beach and the tropical jungle foliage in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Learn more about its holistic amenities, ocean front suites, jungle spa, plant-based cuisine, Waldorf inspired children's activities, and above all, its personal growth programs that set it apart from other luxury retreats.

    One lucky attendee will win a 5-night stay in an Ocean Front King Suite for two in a Gifting Lifestyle Plan (All-Inclusive), including private round trip ground transportation from Cancun's International Airport!

    Join Travel Weekly and Windstar Cruises. This live event will offer:
     
    •       Status update and refresher on Windstar Cruises $250 Million Star Plus Initiative
    •       Learn about Windstar’s post-COVID-19 Health & Safety initiatives
    •       Best sales opportunities for 2020 and 2021 and an update on Windstar Cruises’ new itineraries
    •       Our Star Promise commitment to travel advisors including an opportunity for advisors to earn free cruises based on Windstar sales.

    One very lucky live attendee will win a suite aboard the Star Breeze during her inaugural season!
    At Northstar Travel Group, we know your businesses are the lifeblood of our industry and we are in the business of connecting you and the multitude of travel suppliers to provide the best experiences for your customers.
     
    As the leader in print, digital media and events for the travel advisor community, we invite you – our valued readers, listeners, attendees and friends – to join our leadership team for the first in our series of conversations. We would love a chance to connect with you and, as your trusted communication channel, offer our perspectives on today and the future for our shared travel industry. 
     
    This week’s speakers include: Bob Sullivan, President, The Travel Group; Alicia Evanko Lewis, EVP, Travel Group Global Events; Anthony Carnevale, SVP/Group Publisher, Retail Travel Group; Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly; Ken Shapiro, Editor in Chief, TravelAge West; Maura Byrne, SVP/Publisher, Travel Pulse. 

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

    Join us for an interactive question and answer session with Crystal’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Carmen Roig. In this new format, Crystal will share the latest updates including Crystal Confidence, Crystal Assured Savings and [email protected], the new virtual experience and dedicate the majority of the webinar time to answer your questions.

    One lucky live attendee will win a $250 gift card. 

    Join Los Cabos, Travel Weekly and TravelAge West for an informative update on the current situation in Los Cabos and how it is prepared for your clients return with destination-wide flexibilization policies, new health standard guidelines, and the dates of the destinations reopening.

    Agents who attend the live webinar will have a chance to win one of two amazing prizes: a 3-night stay at Pueblo Bonito or a 3-night stay at Breathless Los Cabos. 

    2021 Alaska expedition cruise are now available for bookings on Victory Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Ocean Victory. This brand new, environmentally sound, X-bow ship is 100% purpose built for expedition cruises and will be sailing on the innermost passages of Southeast Alaska’s hidden wilderness.  Learn all about the itineraries, ports of call, inclusions with amazing experiences both on and off-ship and what makes this new ship and its voyages truly unique.

    One lucky live attendee will win a $100 gift card. 

    2020 Australia Webinar
    Virtual Fam Trip Down Under
    May 7, 2020
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join three of your fellow travel advisors on a virtual fam trip to Australia.

    • Last year, three advisors became Aussie Specialist Ambassadors and traveled on an action-packed fam trip to Australia where their incredible experiences were filmed.
    • Delivered by travel advisors for travel advisors this webinar aims to give you some top tips on the amazing Australian experiences on offer for when the world starts to travel again.
    • Hear how one of them even met Chris Hemsworth in his hometown of Byron Bay!

    Three live attendees will win a case of premium Australian wines!

    A journey to Antarctica is on every modern explorer’s bucket list.  And Antarctica is a travel advisor ultimate sale.  Join Atlas Ocean Voyages’ webinar and discover why Atlas’s exclusive Luxe-Adventure Expeditions will be the coolest new thing in Antarctica…except for the penguins, icebergs and whales of course.  Send your clients on an expedition to the end of the earth while earning out of this world commissions.

    Atlas Ocean Voyages is an all-inclusive, small ship, expedition travel brand defined by simple elegance and will deliver authentic, thrilling, and once-in-a-lifetime LuxpeditionsSM to the world’s most sought-after and remote destinations from the warm waters of the Mediterranean to the southernmost continent of Antarctica.

    One live attendee will win a $100 American Express gift card. 

    Spring of 2020 ushers in a new and exciting transformation project at “Hawaiʻi’s Most Hawaiian Hotel”. The Kealaula project includes three significant elements, as well as creating a redesigned look for the hotel while continuing to focus on its commitment to Hawaiian culture.

    Please join us for this exciting webinar for all the details, plus one live attendee will win a 3-night stay for two at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel!

    Inspired by Mexican culture, nature, art, gastronomy and hospitality, Hotel Xcaret Mexico undoubtedly offers your clients the best of Mexico! Join Travel Weekly and Hotel Xcaret Mexico to learn more about:  

    • Hotel Xcaret Mexico: the best of Mexico included
    • All-Fun Inclusive: a new concept of sustainable tourism
    • One-of-a-kind accommodations suited for all types of travelers
    • Xcaret Rewards program  

    Hotel Xcaret Mexico, the only experience that really includes everything!

    With more than 15 years’ operating luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands, we’ve learned a lot about delivering award-winning vacations in this unique corner of the world. We understand that while world-travelers share a passion for discovery, there are all sorts of explorers. That’s exactly why we’ve expanded our Galapagos cruises to provide an even more comprehensive, all-inclusive package to satisfy the travel styles of every modern explorer. And we’re helping to ensure future generations have the same incredible Galapagos experience with our industry-leading stewardship and conservation efforts. Discover the variety of ships & itineraries Celebrity Cruises offers in the Galapagos Islands.

    Join Celebrity and Travel Weekly to explore all the Galapagos options awaiting your clients. One lucky live attendee will win a $100 Gift Card.

    For 30 years, Crystal has been an innovator in luxury travel. Join Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, to learn about the unique experiences that continue to make Crystal a leader in the cruise industry. From legendary brand hallmarks and rich itineraries to exclusive Travel Advisor promotions and valuable consumer booking incentives, Crystal sets the stage for an exciting 2020 and beyond.

    One lucky attendee will win a $250 gift card!

    Discover the hottest offers from river cruises and ocean adventures with Scenic and Emerald Cruises during this informative Travel Weekly webinar hosted by Krista Holmberg, Regional Sales Director for Pacific Northwest.

    Fantastic new itineraries, stunning new ships with award-winning brands, you can always find a cruise for every type of traveler! And you will also learn about our rich incentive offers to you – our valued partners. During the webinar, Krista will also be giving away a $200 Amazon e-gift card. 

    Join AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Senior Vice President of Sales, Gary Murphy, for a very special webinar reserved exclusively for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West! Discover why AmaWaterways’ Danube River itineraries are perfect for every kind of traveler, gain insider tips and learn how the extraordinary AmaMagna is redefining the river cruise experience. Plus, find out the many reasons why you should sell the Danube River and how our limited-time Triple Savings offer makes it easier than ever to grow your 2020 sales.

    Attendees will receive $100 bonus commission per reservation on all Danube cruises ($50 for solo bookings) booked by 3/31/2020.

    It’s no secret. Funjet Vacations has been booking group vacations for more than 45 years and have some of the best resort relationships in the industry. So, what does that mean for you? We've got all the connections you need to make paradise happen for destination weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family, reunions, corporate retreats and more.

    We'll help you with any group, any time-and always have the most efficient, creative solutions. In case you need a reminder of what sets us apart, join us to learn a few of the reasons you'll love booking Groups with AMResorts,RIU Hotels & Resorts, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, and Funjet Vacations.

    Live attendees will be eligible to win a free hotel stay from each of the participating partners.

    Join Heidi Verschaeve and learn how to match the right client to the right Sandos Hotel.  Find out about everything Sandos has to offer for all types of groups - big and small - and weddings.  In addition, discover how to earn free nights for yourself!

    One lucky attendee will win a 5-night, all-inclusive stay for 2 adults in a Lagoon Suite at Sandos Cancun, including roundtrip ground transportation and a 25-minute couples massage!

    Imagine booking the Olympics, a VIP Suite at Super Bowl, or a meet and greet experience with your favorite athlete or performer! When you partner with Events 365, you can do all that and more at the click of a button!

    Events 365 offers travel advisors purchasing access to over 80K exciting live events around the world including sports, concerts, theatre, and more. With more than $4 billion worth of inventory running through an easy-to-access internet-based booking platform, taking your client’s vacation to the next level is a breeze.

    Advisors also have the ability to earn commissions when they put the purchasing process into the hands of their clients by sharing their very own ticketing site!

    If that wasn't enough, Events 365 users also have a dedicated sales support team that will guide them through the registration, purchasing, and support. Over 8K agents have registered to use the Events 365 platform since it went live to the travel community in June 2016. What are you waiting for? Join this live webinar and get started!

    One lucky live attendee will win a $200 credit toward the purchase of event tickets from Events 365.

    2020 Australia Webinar
    Australia is open for business
    February 24, 2020
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join Travel Weekly and Tourism Australia for all the latest information. The vast majority of Australia was unaffected and is absolutely ready to welcome your clients. This live event will include:

    • An update how Australia is recovering from the recent bushfires
    • Learn how you can help assist Australia and its incredible wildlife recover
    • Hear from representatives from some of Australia’s states and get up to date, accurate information to help you sell Australia
    • Hear how you can improve your knowledge of Australian destinations and how you can have the chance to travel Down Under yourself.

    Three very lucky live attendees will be helping the cause as three koala adoptions will be awarded live! 

    Your clients will love the exciting new itineraries offered by Victory Cruise Lines in 2020! Classic voyages await on North America's historic Great Lakes sailing through Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history and iconic landmarks such as Niagara Falls. Exciting new itineraries include the picturesque Southeastern United States and exotic experiences through the Yucatan Peninsula, Panama and Costa Rica.

    One very lucky live attendee will win a 9-Day Great Lakes cruise on Victory II. Prize includes cruise fare only for the winning agent and a travel companion and must be redeemed/sailed by September 3, 2020. Pre-cruise hotel night, port charges and gratuities are not included.

    Travel Weekly and Quark Expeditions invite you to explore the endless and epic adventures awaiting your clients. On this webinar you will:  

    • Learn about the vast Arctic region and how to find the right trip for your clients
    • Learn about voyages to the Russian High Arctic, Spitsbergen, Norway, the Canadian High Arctic and new voyages to Greenland, including a new Greenland Adventure Program exclusive to Quark Expeditions
    • Discover new ways to explore the Arctic on our game changing vessel Ultramarine
    • From flightseeing to heli-hiking, Ultramarine's never-before-seen adventure capabilities make it possible for your clients to reach places once thought inaccessible

    One lucky advisor will win an Arc’teryx jacket (worth $300USD) – perfect for your next Quark Expedition!

    Emerald Yacht Cruises
    Emerald Yacht Cruises
    February 12, 2020
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Travel Weekly and Emerald Waterways invite you to join Jennifer Reynolds, Regional Director of Sales for Florida to learn all about the brand new Emerald Azzurra super-yacht coming Summer 2021, as well as what's new on the river ships.

    Learn about Emerald Waterways' contemporary style and award-winning value on their river cruise product. And discover the exciting new luxury ocean yacht coming to the waters of the Mediterranean and Red Sea. 

    One live attendee will win a $200 Amazon gift card!

    Join Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales at Celebrity Cruises, as she takes you through everything you need to know to elevate your Celebrity Cruises sales in 2020! Learn why our purpose is not only to help you grow your business, but also to leave our world a better place. She’ll share with you:  

    • Our Iconic Advisors Club and how we’re changing the game with how we recognize our Travel Advisor Partners.
    • What’s new with Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Edge our transformational Edge Series ships.
    • An update on our newest ship, Celebrity Flora sailing the Galapagos Islands.
    • How you can deliver wonder to your clients onboard our ships at The Retreat.
    • Everything you need to know about our destinations in 2020 and beyond!

    One lucky live attendee will win a 2-night Bahamas sailing on Apex! *Terms and conditions apply.

    2020 MSC Cruises Webinar with Tag
    MSC Cruises: A World of Discovery
    February 6, 2020
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join us for a webinar hosted by Michelle Lardizabal, SVP & Commercial Sales Officer, to learn all about how MSC Cruises provides a world of discovery for you and your clients.  During this session, we will cover:  

    • How MSC Cruises supports travel partners 100%
    • Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (Now open!)
    • New homeport of Tampa, Florida (starting November 2020)
    • Exciting Wave offer
    • MSC Cruises 200+ destinations worldwide
    • Four different ships sailing in the Caribbean
    • Ways to increase your cruise business  

    Three very lucky live attendees will win a free cruise for 2 on the 3-night travel advisor exclusive sailing aboard MSC Seaside to Ocean Cay, May 20, 2020.

    Join Travel Weekly and Silversea for tips on finding the perfect voyage when your clients are looking for their next great adventure, including Asia, the Mediterranean, the Arctic, and more. With over 1,000 destinations across all 7 continents, wherever your clients want to travel, Silversea will take them, exploring the authentic beauty of the world.

    All attendees who book a cruise within 14 days of this webinar will receive a $200 Visa gift card. 

    Join Travel Weekly, organizers of World Expo 2020 Dubai and destination leaders from Abu Dhabi and Dubai for an immersive look at all the possibilities awaiting your clients when the Middle East and North Africa and South Asia region hosts this prestigious event for the first time this coming October.

    During this session you will learn: 

     

    • How to become an Authorized Ticket Reseller
    • What to expect at Expo 2020 Dubai
    • Immersive presentations from Abu Dhabi and Dubai featuring the culture, history, and adventure encapsulated in the emirate

    Attending this session will give you a complete overview of the benefits of being involved in the World’s Greatest Show. Be there for what’s next in art, music, food and tech @Expo2020Dubai #Expo2020 #Dubai

    Learn to sell St. Lucia as a top Caribbean family destination. Join this live webinar for a detailed overview of St. Lucia (as a destination) and St. James’s Club Morgan Bay for the ultimate in family fun.

     

    Attendees will learn:  

    •          Why St. Lucia is perfect for families
    •          Why St. James’s Club Morgan Bay is perfect for families.
    •          Key selling points for the destination and the resort.
    •          Amazing commissions and incentives for travel advisors.
    •          How to access our media library and free sales tools.

    One very lucky live attendee will win a complimentary 5-night stay at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay for two (2), all-inclusive. Does not include flights. This stay can be used any time prior to December 25, 2020. 

    Join Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales to kick off our 30th Anniversary year in extraordinary Crystal fashion. From our varied collection of special anniversary sailings across all brand experiences, to an exciting “countdown to Crystal Endeavor,” you’ll love learning what’s new and next with the World’s Best. Plus, be among the first to hear about an upcoming Travel Advisor Appreciation promotion new for 2020! One Lucky attendee will win a $250 gift card!

    Join Travel Weekly and Marilyn Conroy of Riviera River Cruises to learn all about Riviera and the benefits you and your clients will receive:

    • Learn about how Riviera supports our travel partners 100%
    • Riviera’s value proposition
    • Learn about ways to increase your river cruise business
    • Tips on selling groups
    • Learn about Riviera’s more immersive cruises

    One very lucky live attendee will win a free 7-day cruise after attending the webinar and completing the online training course.

    Learn about everything new for Uniworld coming in 2020 during this Travel Weekly webinar. With a few new Super Ships and several new or updated itineraries, there’s a lot to catch up on. You’ll also learn about how Uniworld is continuing to elevate luxury river cruising year after year to keep earning the “#1 River Cruise Line” title.

    Uniworld’s Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Kristian Anderson, will be presenting this webinar AND he’ll be giving away a complimentary Uniworld cruise for two.

    Travel Weekly and the Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic invited nearly 40 Travel Weekly readers to the destination earlier this month. This group of travel advisors were joined by leaders of the tourism community for a general session briefing on all the updates in the destination.

    Advisors experienced a three-day, immersive familiarization trip to explore top area hotels and experience some of the destination highlights. The Ministry and several attending advisors will join us in the virtual studios to give you a firsthand update on the Dominican Republic and the opportunities they see for their and your customers in the coming 2020 winter season and beyond.

    Join us to hear from your fellow travel advisors. Live webinar attendees will have a chance to win one of three amazing all-inclusive vacation stays in the Dominica Republic. 

    Join Travel Weekly to learn all about World Expo 2020 Dubai and what it means for Middle East and North Africa and South Asia region to host such prestigious event for the first time.  

    During this session you will learn:  

    • How to become an Authorized Ticket Reseller
    • What to expect at Expo 2020 Dubai
    • 1 Country, 1 Pavilion concept - 192 participating countries
    • Showcase of 200+ food outlets including Michelin star chefs on site
    • 60+ live events a day including but not limited to some of the biggest names in the world
    • National day celebrations for all countries  

    Attending this session will give you a complete overview of the benefits of being involved in the World’s Greatest Show. Be there for what’s next in art, music, food and tech @Expo2020Dubai #Expo2020 #Dubai

    One lucky live attendee will win a $250 gift card.

    New destinations, new ships and new technology that’s revolutionizing cruising as we know it.

    Join Princess Cruises’ John Chernesky as he takes you on a whirlwind tour of the world according to Princess! Get to know their newest ships and groundbreaking Princess MedallionClass™ technology that puts the guest in control of their cruise in ways you’ve never dreamed!

    Chernesky, SVP of North America Sales and Trade Marketing, will inform, entertain and hypnotize you to only sell Princess.  You’re getting very sleepy…  Don’t miss it, because when you join the webinar, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a 7-day Alaska cruise with Princess! And don’t worry… John won’t be on it. 

    Join us for a webinar hosted by Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President, Expeditions and Experiences Development to learn about some of the ultimate expeditions Silversea has to offer.

    Journey the distance to the Russian Far East and learn about the indigenous people and special places you’ll encounter during your travel. Ready to go even further? Learn about the Passages and how Silversea connects you to some of the most incredible voyages available.

    Every advisor who attends this webinar is eligible to receive a $200 gift card if they book any 2020 or 2021 Q1 Polar Expedition cruise in the next 30 days. New bookings only.

    Discover the Galapagos Islands, a destination full of rugged beauty and evolutionary wonder. Learn about Celebrity’s award-winning Galapagos fleet- three unique vessels offering a variety of options for your clients. Explore the vast portfolio of packages and itineraries available to your clients all of which are seamless for them and stress free for you. The Celebrity Cruises Galapagos Support Desk is with you all the way. You will also be guided through an in depth understanding of our unique target audience with some sales & marketing tips to help you grow your business.

    One lucky advisor will win a $100 gift card.

    Your client’s picture-perfect getaway awaits at Playa Hotels & Resorts newly appointed award-winning luxury resort collection, Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts. Each offer infinite beauty and countless amenities like picturesque views, luxurious suites, distinctive activities and endless dining and drinks on the world’s most enviable shores. Whether they’re seeking an intimate couple’s getaway or an adventure for the whole family, the newest luxury resort collection includes everything under a sun-soaked sun sky for the vacation of your dreams. Join us as we explore Playa’s newly renovated Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts.

    One lucky live attendee will win a three-night, four-day complimentary stay at Hilton La Romana.

    2017 Palladium Webinar
    Turning Guests into Fans!
    November 18, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join Travel Weekly and Palladium Hotel Group to find out how they will turn your clients into FANS. During this live session Tom Abbott, Manager of National Accounts, will share how:  

    • At Palladium Hotel Group our mission is to turn our guests into FANS
    • Guests appreciate, but fans LOVE!
    • Guests come and go, but fans always RETURN!

    One lucky live attendee will win a 3-night stay for two at the Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa. 

    Join Travel Weekly and Travelport to discover the key trends shaping today’s travel industry and creating market disrupters of the future.

    Travelport surveyed 23,000 travelers across the globe and uncovered fascinating insights on each generation – including the millions of Gen Y & Z travelers and what they expect from their travel buying experience.

    For example, Gen Y & Z travelers spend more on travel than previous generations and their travel decisions are increasingly driven by what they see on social media – but what actionable steps can you take from insights like these? How do you capitalize on the latest trends?

    Let’s walk through it.

    Tune in to learn more about:

    •          The #1 priority travelers expect when booking a flight
    •          Why travelers want value over cost but struggle to find it
    •          The demand for human interaction in our digitally-connected world
    •          The new technologies most-influencing decision making
    •          How to provide Gen Y & Z travelers with a better buying experience

    One lucky attendee will win a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Stay tuned until the end to see if you won!

    Who is MSC Cruises? How are they different from other cruise lines? Why will my clients love them? What can my clients expect on board an MSC cruise ship?

    The answers to each of these questions (and more) will be addressed during this live webinar with EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Ken Muskat. As business continues to grow in the U.S., MSC Cruises wants to take the opportunity to further educate travel advisors on MSC Cruises’ unique brand.

    Find out why MSC Cruises is the world’s fastest growing cruise line.  During this live webinar, travel advisors will learn how to better understand which of their clients will most enjoy a cruise aboard an MSC ship - including the new trend of “Curious Travelers” - travelers who are seeking a vacation that is enriching and includes learning and discovery as they meet people from around the world and explore new cultures and places.

    Five lucky live attendees will win a free 3-night cruise on MSC Seaside during the travel advisor exclusive sailing on May 20, 2020.

    More Fun on the West Coast
    More Fun on the West Coast
    November 7, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join Travel Weekly and Carnival Criuse Line to find out about all the excitement coming to the West Coast. Adolfo Perez, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Trade Marketing, will share all the good news ahead. Learn about:

    • Panorama Coming in December 2019
    • Amp Up Commission Challenge
    • GoCCL Navigator Enhancements
    • New Sailings Open for Sale  

    During this live event 10 lucky live attendees will receive invites to the Panorama Pier Side event in Long Beach. (All flights and hotels must be covered by winners.)

    2019 River Cruises PLUS Webinar
    River Cruises PLUS
    November 5, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    River Cruising options abound for your customers. Exploration, culinary excellence, local guides and spectacular views are all part of today's experience.  

    Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and leaders from leading river cruise companies to hear the new itineraries, destination updates and marketing and sales strategies to help increase your sales. Get the assets you need to build your river cruise sales in 2020 and beyond. Featuring river cruise executives from:  

    • AmaWaterways
    • Crystal Cruises
    • Riviera River Cruises
    • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
    • Viking River Cruises  

    One lucky attendee will win a $250 gift card at the end of the live event.

    Join Travel Weekly and The Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa to learn all about this fantastic property! An adults-only, all-inclusive, all-suite resort located between Cancun and Riviera Maya, Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa has 333 spacious Jr. Suites and Suites offering the utmost in contemporary style, elegant décor and guest comfort.

    Situated on a pristine and uncrowded stretch of beach, Haven Riviera Cancun specializes in romance, weddings, spa and wellness, social groups, meetings and incentives. The resort is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and its LVX Collection.

    One lucky advisor who attends the live webinar will win a 4-night stay in a Serenity Club Jr. Suite Swim-Out Oceanfront (airfare not included, subject to availability)!

    2019 Florida PLUS Webinar
    Florida PLUS
    October 29, 2019
    2;00pm
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    Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and six leading travel destinations as we explore the many amazing opportunities awaiting your clients in Florida this winter season!

    Florida PLUS will focus on the diversity of experiences to offer your clients throughout the Sunshine State with marketing and sales strategies to increase sales and maximize opportunities. In one hour, take a virtual tour of the opportunities available to your customers as you prepare for the high season this winter.

    The webinar will feature the endless possibilities offered by Discover The Palm Beaches, Legoland, Lee County CVB, Monroe County CVB (Florida Keys), Visit Florida and Visit Tampa Bay.

    One lucky attendee will win a $250 gift card.

    Join Via Croatia and Travel Weekly for an in depth look at what Croatia has to offer your clients. Learn about:  

    • One of the top yachting destinations in Europe
    • Great position for multi-country itineraries
    • How can VIA help you create your perfect product & help market it right

    One lucky live attendee will win a spot on a 2020 Croatia fam trip. 

    Join Travel Weekly and Couples to plan your clients' perfect wedding. During this session you will learn about:

    • Couples Resorts’ 4 unique properties and what type of client they each cater to
    • A true all-inclusive resort brand
    • Weddings locations and packages
    • How to approve singles and children in the wedding party
    • Wedding specials and promotions

    Join MGM Resorts and Travel Weekly for an overview of the best Las Vegas has to offer. Advisors who attend will learn the following:  

    • Which hotels and venues make up the MGM Resorts family in Las Vegas
    • Fun facts and selling points about the MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas
    • What makes each MGM Resorts property unique
    • Venues and shows that are new to MGM Resorts in 2019
    • Upcoming events in 2019 and beyond into 2020

    One lucky live attendee will win a 3-night stay at MGM Grand. 

    2019 California PLUS Webinar
    California PLUS
    October 17, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and representatives from top destinations across the Golden State that are eager to welcome your clients.

    California PLUS will focus on the diversity of experiences to offer your clients, with marketing and sales strategies to increase sales and maximize opportunities. In one hour, take a virtual tour of the endless possibilities offered throughout the Los Angeles area and in the regions of Huntington Beach, Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

    One live attendee will win a $250 gift card. 

    2019 Social Media Webinar 2
    Social Media Can Be A Success
    October 15, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and industry leaders from travel agency organizations and technology companies to hear concrete success stories from your peers. Travel advisors are getting leads, securing new clients, closing business as a result of social media efforts. Join us to hear how your peers are making this medium work and learn why investing some time will definitely result in a return on your investment.

    Confirmed participants include Cruise One/Dream Vacations and Passport Online Inc.

    One lucky live attendee will win a $250 gift card.

    Join Travel Weekly and the Xanterra Travel collection to learn about the World of Unforgettable Experiences that the Xanterra Travel Collection has to offer your clients, and all the ways to earn your commission. Specifically, agents will learn about three of the Xanterra Travel Collections’ brands – The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers.  

    The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel:

    • How to “Make a Grand trip Grander” for your clients
    • Commissionable packages for the Grand Canyon South Rim
    • The historic train experience, with six classes of service and onboard entertainment
    • The newly refurbished hotel property, located just steps from historic Route 66
    • NEW Rail Barron Class, complete with sleeper cars and charter opportunities
    • Commissionable packages to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Q&A with Erick Valdes, Director of Sales for the Xanterra Travel Collection

    Agents will also hear about VBT Bicycling Vacation and Country Walkers – 2 distinct brands with a commitment to be the best active vacation experiences in the business.  

    • Country Walkers: Our 3 walking tours styles allow your clients to Experience Local like never before.
    • Biking with VBT: Earn more than before with our Guided Biking, Guided Bike and Boat and NEW Self-Guided Bicycling available for your clients to Bike.Explore.Connect.
    • New destinations for 2020
    • Take off with our inclusive International Air Packages
    • New online booking makes it even easier to work with our brands
    • Q&A with National Accounts Manager, Glenn Letch

    One lucky live attendee will win a 3-Day, 2-Night package for the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel for Two People

    • Roundtrip first-class train travel for two to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Two-night stay at the AAA Three Diamond Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in Williams, AZ
    • Two breakfasts, two dinners per person for two
    • Live entertainment from the Cataract Creek Gang, Cowboys & Musicians

    The Final Countdown
    The Final Countdown
    October 3, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    MSC Cruises’ Ken Muskat invites you to join him and Travel Weekly for a live webinar where he will announce amazing news including:  

    • Grand opening of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, The Bahamas (MSC Cruises’ private island)
    • For the first time ever, 4 MSC ships sailing the Caribbean
    • MSC Cruises adds Tampa to homeport
    • MSC Cruises offers Canada/New England fall cruises from NY

    Join this live event and be one of five lucky attendees to win an MSC Sailing!

    Join Celebrity Cruises and discover one of the world’s foremost destinations – the Galapagos Islands! Travel advisors who attend this informative webinar will learn:  

    • Why Celebrity’s Galapagos
    • Our All Inclusive Concept
    • Galapagos Vacation Package Options
    • All about Celebrity’s Fleet in the Galapagos
    • How to find the Galapagos guest

    In addition to discovering more about this trip of a lifetime, one lucky advisor will win a $100 gift card. 

    Your home away from home is waiting for you! From a complete family non-stop fun vacation in Marival® Emotions Resorts & Suites to a luxurious getaway with Gourmet meals, Premium drinks and a World Class Beach Experience at Marival® Distinct Luxury Residences, our 4-diamond award-winning resort, or discover the perfect balance between luxury and nature at the NEW Marival® Armony Resort & Suites. You choose!

    We are pioneers in the All Inclusive concept and experts in the “home feeling”. Marival® Resorts will become the place you will always want to return, and with 30 years of experience, we know how to achieve it! Our team of many years has taken upon themselves, to make you feel better than home, forming part of our family.

    For an unforgettable family experience, the Family Emotion program gives you much more than an All Inclusive. Take your family vacation to a whole new level with extra amenities and exclusive benefits. Your family deserves it!

    One very lucky attendee will win a 4-night stay at the NEW Marival Armony based on double occupancy in a 2 bedroom Armony Suite with the Family Emotion Package! 

    In 2020, Zegrahm Expeditions will celebrate 30 years in adventure travel! Founded by a group of adventurers who shared a passion for taking curious travelers to the world’s most remote destinations, Zegrahm continues to live that passion today by offering expeditions to all seven continents. Join Zegrahm’s Rebecca Stacey to learn about the world’s most remarkable and remote destinations on Zegrahm’s small-ship cruises, wildlife adventures, and cultural journeys—and find out why Zegrahm continues to be a leader in expedition travel.  One lucky attendee will win a $100 Visa gift card!

    2019 Funjet AMResorts Webinar Logo
    45 Years of Funjet Vacations!
    September 26, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Funjet Vacations has been booking dream vacations for more than 45 years and we’ve made some of the best resort relationships in the industry, including our friends at AMResorts.  Join Funjet and AMResorts to hear about how our partnership can provide an ideal travel experience for your clients.

    Learn more about Funjet’s top programs such as Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights, price matching, travel protection, and more.  And, of course, we’ve got a little something for you too – we’ll talk commission, upgrade bonus commission, our rewards program, and one lucky attendee will when a trip giveaway to a luxurious AMResorts’ property!

    Be sure to attend the LIVE webinar for a chance to win a 4-night stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun! 

    Fairly new to the US market, SCENIC river cruises, Emerald Waterways and SCENIC Eclipse are finding a place in the conversations of travel agents in the know.

    SCENIC River Cruises are a fleet of 18 fully inclusive ships sailing the Rhine, Maine, Danube plus the Seine, Douro, Cambodia & Bordeaux region. Emerald is contemporary, an active attitude, not an age; fleet of 8 mostly inclusive on the Rhine, Maine & Danube, also on the Nile, in Russia, Cambodia and also Southern France. Then there is Eclipse.  Expedition ship Eclipse….from polar, the med, the Baltic, trans canal to Antarctic.  And she has a submarine and helicopter. 

    Join Jennifer Reynolds, BDM for FL and former Shorex MGR (18 years) on this journey of travel and excitement – what is new and innovative.  Why you should be looking at SCENIC. Plus, one advisor will be selected LIVE to win a $200 gift card! 

    Join Quark Expeditions, the leaders in polar adventures, for this live webinar designed to give you the tools you need to plan the ultimate trip to the 7th continent. Attendees will:  

    • Find out how the polar regions are providing growth in expedition travel
    • Where is Antarctica and how to get there
    • Explore the industry’s largest selection of Antarctic itineraries
    • Learn about off ship adventures
    • Discover our fleet of polar vessels  

    One lucky attendee will win an Arc’teryx jacket (worth $300 USD) – perfect for your next expedition!

    Join Eva Jenner to find out why Cruise Critic named Holland America Line as the #1 Top Cruise Line in Alaska for 2019. Learn insider tips on how to increase your commission by maximizing current promotions, adding even more value for your clients. Get the scoop on new announcements and taking advantage of travel advisor appreciation fares, FAM’s, ship inspections, and marketing tools & resources to help grow your premium cruise business.

    PLUS, Holland America Line will be giving away prizes. You don't want to miss this webinar - sign up today!

    2019 Aurora Webinar
    The Aurora Expeditions Experience
    September 18, 2019
    2:00pm Eastern
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    Even though Aurora Expeditions has been operating for 27 years, our original goals remain unchanged.  Explore wild places that stir the soul, offer personal attention on unforgettable expeditions, and welcome new friends into the Aurora Expeditions family.

    In this webinar, you will learn about Auroras’ signature expeditions in Antarctica, the Arctic, and fascinating places in between.  You’ll discover the growing opportunities for travel professionals selling adventure and expedition travel and what distinguishes Aurora Expeditions from other providers.  And you will be introduced to our new, state-of-the-art expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer, named after our founder and debuting in late October.

    One lucky live attendee will win their own swag bag of Aurora merchandise!

    As a travel advisor, helping your clients protect their adventures with travel insurance is an easy way to deliver peace of mind while growing your sales.

    Allianz and Travel Weekly invite you to join us for a webinar that can help you boost revenue by building your confidence in talking travel protection.

    We will discuss:  

    • Third Party vs. Supplier Protection: How Do Commissions and Benefits Compare?
    • When and How to Have the Travel Protection Talk
    • Unique Advantages of Being “In With Allianz”

    Plus, live attendees will be eligible to win one of three $50 gift cards! 

    With new resorts and multimillion-dollar renovations, Playa Hotels & Resorts is reinventing the landscape and increasing its all-inclusive footprint in the Dominican Republic.

    Playa’s partnership with Hyatt and Hilton will result in 1,400 new hotel rooms before year's end, giving agents more trusted brands to sell.

    Explore Playa’s new and renovated resorts within the destination and discover more exciting Playa updates.

    Join us for a high level and engaging product and destination overview from the experts and leaders in North American waterway voyages. Cruises on U.S. Rivers, the Great Lakes and the Canadian Maritime’s is at an all-time high and this session will give you the core foundation of knowledge needed to confidently sell American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines. Plus, receive updates on the newest authentic Paddlewheeler launching in 2020, the American Countess and special upcoming voyage themes and celebrations. One lucky attendee will win a 7-night holiday cruise for two!

    Join us to learn how attending Travel Weekly's CruiseWorld can expand your expertise and elevate your success. As a CruiseWorld attendee, you will:  

    • Network and brainstorm with other travel advisors
    • Meet face-to-face with suppliers during our bustling Exhibitor Showcase
    • Learn how to grow your business with education sessions
    • Explore popular ships firsthand with ship inspections
    • And much more!  

    Ten lucky webinar participants will win FREE registration to attend the event this fall!


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