Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Kick Off 2021 National Conference with Virtual Component
Home-based travel agents will have access to exclusive content a week in advance
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 3, 2021) – While the in-person 2021 National Conference for Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. sets sail next week aboard Celebrity Apex, starting today, November 3, 2021, advisors who are affiliated with the leading home-based travel agencies will have access to exclusive educational content virtually.
“Even though we are back to hosting in-person events, the last 20 months has demonstrated the value of virtual events and we are excited to launch a hybrid National Conference this year,” said Drew Daly, general manager and senior vice president of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. “We love that everybody in our network will have access to the educational workshops that are normally only available to those who attend National Conference.”
In the week leading up to National Conference, the Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Training Team will release multiple virtual workshops each day. During the week at sea, a recorded version of all workshops presented live will be uploaded to the National Conference website so advisors at home will also have access to this valuable training material. By the end of the two weeks, all travel advisors within the network will have access to nearly 35 unique, recorded workshops. In addition, the Awards Ceremony recognizing top advisors will be hosted virtually and in-person, so everyone can celebrate their accomplishments from the past year.
“By having a hybrid National Conference, our advisors have more flexibility in how they spend their time on board and where they want to learn,” said Charity Santiago, director of training. “Now, our advisors can attend workshops from their local coffee shop, the pool or the comfort of their own home if they were not able to attend the week at sea. Plus, advisors will have access to the workshops for three months and can re-watch courses that they want to focus on.”
The cruise portion of the Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. National Conference takes place aboard Celebrity Apex beginning Saturday, November 13th and will feature dynamic content that will engage, inspire and educate. This year’s theme TOGETHER is especially poignant because this event marks the first time many of the attendees will be reunited and cruising again. Highlights of the week onboard include an exclusive question and answer session with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; a vibrant panel of industry executives from Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line and GOGO Vacations; advisors sharing best practices in workshops and at General Sessions; an onboard fundraiser for signature charity Make-A-Wish®; and much more.
“Celebrity Cruises is excited and honored to welcome conference attendees aboard our brand-new, highly anticipated Celebrity Apex for such a special opportunity to gather and enjoy the ship’s new-luxury offerings. We’ve been through a lot together over the past 18 months and now, I can’t imagine a better backdrop than the transformative Celebrity Apex to imagine our new future together,” said Celebrity Cruises’ Senior Vice President of Sales Dondra Ritzenthaler.
Use the #2021TogetherConference hashtag to follow the excitement leading up to the annual Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. conference, as well as for updates during the week at sea.
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About Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® are part of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. The Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchise opportunities give entrepreneurs a choice in how they want to brand their travel business, and Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those interested in selling all types of travel experiences whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour. With a mission of delivering a remarkable experience, travel agents with all three brands are given premium resources to plan and create a seamless vacation experience for the customer while offering the best value. For more information on Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise or watch its videos at www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness.