I recently attended Travel Weekly’s Cruise World 2011 and Home Based Agent Show. It was held November 2-6 at the Ft.Lauderdale Convention Center. The tradeshow is specifically developed for travel agents who want to expand their knowledge and grow their business. The week’s schedule was packed with seminars, panels, think tanks and training, networking and a fantastic trade show full of travel industry exhibitors, suppliers and vendors. The two-day trade included the following vendors. I feel it is important to list many of the big players, because I want clients, prospects and associates to understand how important I think it is to participate in events like this. I have access and travel partnerships with:
AMAWATERWAYS, AMResorts, Apple Vacations, ARIA Resorts & Casinos, Avalon Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Beaches Resorts, Bellagio, Breezes Resorts, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebration Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, ChinaTour.com International Inc. USA, CIE Tours, Circus Circus, Collette Vacations, Corporate Coaches, Costa Cruises, Costa Rica Dream Adventures, Couples Resorts, Cruceros Australis, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Destination Quebec, Disney Cruise Line, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Galapagos Explorer II, Globus Family of Brands, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Hedonism Resorts, Holland America Line, Homeric Tours, Hurtigruten, Iceland Travel, IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group, Imperial River Cruises, Insight Vacations, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Isramworld, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Louis Cruise Line, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Marriott Resorts & Hotels, Meliá Hotels International, Mexico Tourism Board, MGM Grand, MLT Vacations, Monte Carlo, MSC Cruises USA, MSC YACHT CLUB, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, New York-New York, Nicaragua Institute of Tourism, Norwegian Cruise Line, Now Resorts & Spas, Oceania Cruises, Palace Resorts, Palladium Hotels and Resorts, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pleasant Holidays, Prince Rupert, Canada, Princess Cruises, Proexport Colombia, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Riu Hotels & Resorts, Rooms On The Beach, Royal Caribbean International, Sandals Resorts, Sarai Tours, Sceptre Tours, Seabourn Cruises, Secrets Resorts & Spas, ShoreTrips, Southwest Airlines Vacations, Special Needs Group, St. Martin Promotional Bureau, Star Clippers, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Sunscape Resorts & Spas, SuperClubs Resorts, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, The Islands of the Bahamas, The Mirage, Trafalgar Tours, Travel Impressions, Travel Insured International, Travel Weekly, UNIGLOBE Travel Center, Universal Orlando® Resort, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Victoria Cruises, Viking River Cruises, Voyages to Antiquity, World’s Leading Cruise Lines, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts.
We also had the opportunity to reserve cruise line ship inspections in the ports of Ft.Lauderdale and Miami. I will post separately on the ship inspections I did on Carnival’s Miracle, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pearl. Windham Travel & Leisure has forward-thinking agents who have the vision and motivation to invest in the continuing success of our business. We are ready to work with you! So what’s on YOUR “bucket list”?