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River cruise lines give tips on selling groupsIt stands to reason that if booking individuals on river cruises is a lucrative endeavor, then booking groups is an especially gainful proposition.
Sales experts to advisors: Focus on travelers' YOLO mindsetThe appetite for travel following the Covid-19 lockdowns has a name: revenge travel. Naturally, "revenge selling" should also be a thing, said cruise sales executives.
Richard Fain kicks off CruiseWorld, talks stepping down, FCCs, sustainabilityRichard Fain's warm comments during his CEO Conversation with Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Arnie Weissmann hinted that his working days in the industry are not over yet.
Carnival will name its newest ship Jubilee and base it in GalvestonCarnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy took the stage at CruiseWorld for the announcement. The Jubilee will sail the Western Caribbean when it is delivered in 2023; cruises go on sale in early 2022.
Agent's YouTube videos serve as valuable visual aids for his clientsCalifornia Travel advisor Danny Genung, who has gone in front of the camera hundreds of times, says the videos help his customers better prepare for their upcoming vacations.
An advisor's step-by-step guide to providing Covid-era travel rulesJana Tvedt begins client conversations by asking them about their vaccination status. Then she takes the following steps.
Sandals' Stewart on 'doubling down' on expansion"Tourism doesn't operate without the entire ecosystem, so when cruise is not there and tours are not taking place ... something is just missing," Stewart said during a speech at CruiseWorld.
Norwegian's Del Rio: Mandate is working -- and I have the numbers to prove itSpeaking at CruiseWorld, CEO Frank Del Rio credited the vaccine mandate for higher booking levels and "much higher prices" at all three of the company's cruise lines for late 2022 and all of 2023 compared with pre-pandemic numbers.
Carnival, Virgin, American Queen grab a cuppa at CruiseWorldA Coffee Chats session focused on just how much the cruise lines need and appreciate their travel advisor partners. Updated Nov. 15.
From left, former Celebrity Cruies CEO Dan Hanrahan, Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Arnie Weissmann and former Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Andy Stuart at CruiseWorld on Nov. 12.From left, former Celebrity Cruies CEO Dan Hanrahan, Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Arnie Weissmann and former Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Andy Stuart at CruiseWorld on Nov. 12. Photo Credit: Jerry LimoneTwo former cruise execs say they're still big fans of travel advisorsDan Hanrahan and Andy Stuart may no longer have skin in the cruise game, but both recognize the important role agents play in the industry's return from the pandemic.

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