Does CLIA/Cruise3Sixty Lack Luster?
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 19. 2013. with No Comments
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry

      I am ambivalent about attending what has been a highlight of my career as a Travel Agent.  I remember my first Cruise3Sixty event in 2007.  Inspecting ships, sometimes 2 in day.  Attending general sessions where the top cruise executives shared their vision for the cruise industry.  previewing some of the shipboard entertainment, enjoying celebrity level presentations...

      Grand Princess Based in San Francisco Year Round in 2013-2014

      Grand Princess will be based in San Francisco year-round in 2013 and 2014, offering Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii and West Coast cruises.   Jan Swartz, Executive Vice President of Princess Cruises states, “Princess has been cruising from San Francisco nearly as long as our company has been in operation, so we have a rich history with...

      Chase Ends SeaMiles Visa June 29, 2012
      By Michael Akana at May. 2. 2012. with No Comments
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry

      SeaMiles VISA follows SeaMiles Mastercard as Chase chooses not renew the SeaMiles program.   SeaMiles operated much like a frequent flyer program whereby SeaMiles Visa credit card holders would earn one mile for each dollar spent and SeaMiles Bonus Partners would fund an additional 3 bonus miles for every dollar spent on a cruise.  SeaMiles...

      Cruise3Sixty 2012–Experience, Commitment and Accessibility

      Cruise3Sixty–April 28, 2012 Port Everglades, Broward County Convention Center   Cruise3Sixty continues to be the premier cruise travel conference offering travel agents training in  industry and supplier courses and onboard exposure to the CLIA fleet of cruise ships.  Cruise lines show their commitment to travel sales professionals offering not only training, promotions and targeted sales...

      Incentives Increase Productivity
      By Michael Akana at Oct. 6. 2011. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      Travel Incentive Motive Staff We can book travel for an employee that has performed above and beyond the call of duty. Travel is a great way to give recognition, but a good incentive award program does more than just recognize good performance.    An incentive program can be designed so that pays for itself.  ...

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