Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world with a portfolio of 10 distinctive cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK) and Fathom.
Carnival Cruise Line is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®", with 24 ships operating 3 to 18 day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Bermuda, South America, Panama Canal, and Tahiti and Fiji Islands. Carnival currently has two upcoming ships in the works: Carnival Vista, set to debut in 2016, and a second vessel scheduled to enter service in 2018.
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest full service home-based travel agent franchise network, has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. The company has been named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 14 years and has been featured as one of the Top 30 Franchise Innovators in Technology by Entrepreneur. Cruise Planners has also been named best in category for the past 6 years by Franchise Business Review based on independent surveys of their franchisees. Cruise Planners leads the way with FREE lead generation, award-winning free direct mail, ongoing business development coaching, cruise and tour triggered email campaigns, automatic price watcher and cutting edge mobile technology for you and your clients.
The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau is dedicated to supporting travel agents by offering comprehensive destination information and training. HVCB is the single resource for agents looking to successfully sell and plan inspired Hawai'i vacations.
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, we offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows® and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance our guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit.
Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 125 years of know-how, we offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In 2019 and 2020, two new ground-breaking ships will be delivered; MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments we call home.
The Mastercard® brand is one of the most widely recognized in the world, representing instant buying power, immediate deposit access convenience and security worldwide, and flexible payment options. Consumers know their Mastercard cards are accepted at millions of locations worldwide. They know they can expect to find the familiar Mastercard Brand Mark whenever and wherever they shop for products and services.
GMCVB is the Official Destination Marketing Organization for Greater Miami and the Beaches. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is a private, not-for-profit sales and marketing organization. It is a private-public partnership with more than 1,000 private business members and four local governments: Miami-Dade, City of Miami Beach, City of Miami and the Village of Bal Harbour.
MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry. MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Each ship in the fleet – no matter where in the world it’s sailing – maintains a Mediterranean ambiance through its décor, food and entertainment. MSC’s fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.
When your clients sail with Norwegian, they’re cruising on the most innovative and accommodating fleet at sea. Our award-winning fleet was built for Freestyle Cruising, designed to give your clients the ultimate in freedom and flexibility with the most restaurants and best entertainment at sea. Norwegian delivers repeat business!!!
We offer you an unforgettable journey through time and culture, breaking through any obvious 'veneer'; to the real destination beyond. Of course, you see the classic sights many with guided tours, but you also visit fascinating, probably more intimate places, perhaps less known but often even more intriguing. Your included and substantial range of hugely informative tours are sometimes on foot, but at other times explore a little further afield too - so you learn and appreciate fully the countries through which you journey. Our unique combination and our simple, honest approach have served us well over the years and illustrates with great clarity why so many of you voted for us, resulting in the prestigious travel awards we currently hold. We realize we can never achieve perfection, but we will never stop trying, and the harder we try the more we will always exceed our clients' expectations!
Royal Caribbean International is the largest global cruise brand and currently operates 20 ships with an additional two under construction. The cruise line offers travelers memorable and rejuvenating cruise vacations year-round in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Mexican Riviera; and seasonal cruises to Northern Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, Australia and Hawaii.
Scenic is the leader in all-inclusive, luxury river cruising. At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, we mean it. From complimentary drinks all day, all shore excursions & private events… the list of inclusions is long. Also included is our state-of-the-art Scenic Space Ships – which include up to 6 dining venues, WiFi throughout, and a private balcony on 84% of the cabins.
No matter what stage of the game you’re in, we passionately guide you through the cluttered and isolating road of balancing working in your business and on your business. Over the last 30 years, we’ve championed for the travel agency owner – making them as indispensable and relevant as ever. Let us arm you with the vital tools needed to beat your competition like: Profit-generating marketing programs, business building training’s & events, All-access pass to over 60+ Preferred Suppliers and 4200+ strong community of agents that have your back. It’s your brand, business and identity – let us help you build it!
Trisept Solutions was formed in 2000 with the mission of empowering travel agents and propelling travel technology. In 2001, VAX VacationAccess was launched and changed the way travel agents research, market and book travel for their clients. Today, VAX is an award-winning leisure travel marketplace used by over 70,000 travel agents. In 2015, Trisept launched Xcelerator, a new revolutionary agency management platform. Xcelerator enables travel agents to capture extensive client profile information and powers a tailored search across a wide variety of hotels, cruise sailings, escorted tours and destinations. Together, VAX VacationAccess and Xcelerator are the perfect team to grow travel agents’ business.
We are digital marketers with deep travel expertise and leverage proven financial technologies to drive success for the world’s biggest travel brands. UpLift was built from the ground up specifically for travel providers by the same team that created travel meta-search. Our core technology, the UpLift Engine, drives substantial economic improvements for travel suppliers by increasing top line revenue and decreasing transaction costs. With our flagship product, Pay Monthly, travel providers can enable their customers to buy now but pay later with monthly installment payments offered at the industry’s lowest rates. With this influential new marketing capability, UpLift partners can boost conversion rates, merchandise specific products and increase total trip value. For marketplace investors, UpLift offers direct access to the prime consumer loan asset class. Through UpLift, investors can achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by purchasing small, purpose-driven personal whole loans.