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      Cruise3Sixty 2012–Experience, Commitment and Accessibility
      By Michael Akana at Apr. 27. 2012. with Comments Off on 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...

      Cruise3Sixty 2010–Vancouver Travel Trade Conference
      By Michael Akana at Jun. 6. 2010. with Comments Off on Cruise3Sixty 2010–Vancouver Travel Trade Conference
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry

        Cruise3Sixty is a sure bet conference, delivering the Wow-Factor with a great selection of workshops, panels, speakers, ships for inspection and entertainment.  The Cruise Lines International Association and Michael J. Pierson and Associates again hit it out of the ballpark.     CLIA has the conference planning down pat–registration, timing, ship inspections, program, acknowledgements,...

      Cruise-a-thon and Luxury Travel Show in Trouble
      By Michael Akana at Oct. 28. 2009. with Comments Off on Cruise-a-thon and Luxury Travel Show in Trouble
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry

      Cruise-a-thon by Travel Trade has been a great travel conference giving more of a travel agent perspective on the industry than  Cruise3Sixty.  Both events have provided opportunities for travel agents to get a hands-on experience on ships from several cruise lines in one weekend.  Now, it looks like Cruise-a-thon is in trouble.  The home page...

      Marc Mancini Free Seminar (and DVD)
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 4. 2007. with Comments Off on Marc Mancini Free Seminar (and DVD)
      Posted in: Industry

      Dr. Marc Mancini begins with the question, “What is a “tour?” in his free seminar: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Selling Tours (..and Cruises, Too!) , sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines and The Leading Travel Companies. If you can’t attend, order the DVD from The Leading Travel Companies. There was an in depth exploration of escorted,...

      Travel industry takes action against card mills.
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 3. 2007. with Comments Off on Travel industry takes action against card mills.
      Posted in: Industry

      Last month, Royal Caribbean International® and it’s partner cruise lines–Celebrity Cruises® and Azamara CruisesSM announced they “have begun terminating our business relationships with certain travel-related companies that we have concluded are in the “card-mill” business (selling ordinary consumers access to benefits designed for actual travel agents). We have a fundamental concern with the business practices...


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