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Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016
Cruises Inc.®, CruiseOne® and Dream Vacations, one of the nation’s top travel agency networks as part of World Travel Holdings, today kicked off its weeklong 2016 National Conference aboard one of the newest ships in the cruise industry – Carnival Vista.
Before the ship set sail from Miami, approximately 1,000 attendees gathered together for a fun-filled opening session. General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance Drew Daly emceed the event and led a dance off that got the crowd on their feet, while Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy welcomed the audience to Carnival’s newest ship. Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation and plc, gave an inspirational keynote address that set the tone for the week ahead — celebrating the growth of the cruise industry and stressing the importance of collaboration between cruise lines and travel professionals. He also participated in a question and answer session with World Travel Holdings Vice President of Operations David Crooks.
“Since a majority of our business comes from selling cruise vacations, it is important to us that we host our National Conference aboard a cruise ship, so that our network of home-based travel professional can experience first-hand the product that they are selling,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement & performance for Cruises Inc, CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. “Attending National Conference is truly a priceless investment in themselves and their business. It is such a valuable opportunity for them to network with each other, the headquarters team and our suppliers, getting re-energized and inspired for 2017.”
The conference theme BELIEVE promises to create a positive and electric atmosphere. Throughout the week, attendees will participate in a combination of inspirational presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops and engaging networking activities that will motivate them to take their business to the next level.