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      Cruise3Sixty 2015 — Travel Conference
      By Michael Akana at Apr. 27. 2015. with Comments Off on Cruise3Sixty 2015 — Travel Conference
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry

      I dedicated a full week in April 2015 for my professional development as a travel agent, flying into Fort Lauderdale and attending Cruise3Sixty in at the Broward County Convention Center in Port Everglades Florida.   Cruise3Sixty is the annual Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) cruise and travel conference with over 1,300 travel agents, cruise and...

      Incentives Increase Productivity
      By Michael Akana at Aug. 12. 2014. with Comments Off on Incentives Increase Productivity
      Posted in: Advice, Industry

      Travel Incentive Motivate 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.  ...

      Does CLIA/Cruise3Sixty Lack Luster?
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 19. 2013. with Comments Off on Does CLIA/Cruise3Sixty Lack Luster?
      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
      By Michael Akana at May. 7. 2012. with Comments Off on Grand Princess Based in San Francisco Year Round in 2013-2014
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry, Local

      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 Comments Off on Chase Ends SeaMiles Visa June 29, 2012
      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...

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