Day 2: Thursday, November 8
7:15am – 8:15am: Breakfast, Sponsored by MSC Cruises
8:30am – 9:30am: Sponsored Workshops
Carnival Cruise Line
Choose Fun with Carnival!
Presented by Alicia Steuart, Carnival Cruise Line
Everything you need to know about Carnival's latest ships and travel advisor programs.
Expedition Cruising with Hurtigruten
Learn why Hurtigruten is the largest cruise operator in polar waters! Discover authentic and immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations by small ship, including Antarctica, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Svalbard.
Celebrity Cruises: Galapagos
Celebrity’s Galapagos, A Transformational Experience
Presented by Gloria Rodriguez, Celebrity Cruises
Discover Celebrity’s Galapagos. A cruise to the Galapagos Islands is infinitely different than other voyages. It's smaller, more intimate, a gathering of people all bound by a fascination with exploration and ecology. All with renowned Celebrity service at every turn, our Galapagos sailings prove that you can visit the most ancient places on earth wrapped in modern luxury. Please join our workshop to learn more about this amazing experience.
Israel Ministry of Tourism
Israel Beyond Belief
Israel may be the size of New Jersey, but situated at the meeting point of Asia, Africa, and Europe, it is one of the most historically and topographically unique destinations in the world. Moreover, with its burgeoning culinary scene, world-class wineries, and vibrant nightlife, Israel can satisfy even the most sophisticated traveler. Join us as we explore the many attractions and activities that your clients can experience, from visiting the lowest place on Earth, to enjoying the unique delights of Israel cuisine, to walking in the footsteps of the Bible.
9:45am – 10:45am: Sponsored Workshops
Visit Anchorage Destination Training Program
Presented by Marsha Barton, Visit Anchorage
Southcentral Alaska’s awesome adventures, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and pristine wilderness continue to attract domestic and international travelers. The Visit Anchorage destination training program is designed to make you an expert on Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska, thereby enhancing your credibility with clients and increasing your Alaska sales. Plus, it’s fun!
Holland America Line
Selling & Sailing Premium Cruises
Presented by Denella Ri'chard, Holland America Line
Join Holland America Line’s Denella Ri’chard for an interactive workshop where she will teach you about products that will give you the biggest return and where you can make, “Commission with Commas.” Gain insights on Holland America Line’s Grand World Voyages to Collectors’ Voyages. You will learn insider tips that will help you strategically grow your business. She will also tell you how to take advantage of familiarization trips (FAMs), travel professional appreciation fares, and much more!
Riviera River Cruises
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
Become a Greater Fort Lauderdale Sunny Specialist Today!
Presented by Caitlan Etchevers, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Join the GFL seminar and earn your Sunny Specialist title as well as a complimentary water taxi ticket! During this seminar, we will take our Travel Agent Academy course and you will walk out certified! Whether the perfect match for your clients is a pre- or post-cruise package tied into their sailing from the world’s busiest cruise port, a long weekend or full week in the Venice of America, you’ll find all the resources you need to provide unforgettable vacation experiences.
10:50am – 1:15pm: General Session II & Lunch, Sponsored by Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises
Richard Fain, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, Ltd. and Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief, Travel Weekly
TW Talks - Travel Agency Leadership Tackles Industry Hot Topics
TW Tech Talks, Trisept Solutions
Lunch, Sponsored by Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises
Presented by Vicki Freed, SVP, Sales and Trade Support & Service, Royal Caribbean International, and Dondra Ritzenthaler, SVP, Sales & Trade Support & Service, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises