Virtual Travel Events Stages Successful Day Two of 2012 Vacation Agent Expo
By James Shillinglaw
November 15, 2012 10:00 PM
More than 650 travel agents were in attendance at the second day of the expo, held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The live presentation on the second day of this dynamic event focused on “How to Sell River Cruises” with Viking River Cruises. Hosted by executive editor Claudette Covey and featuring Reiner Marks, director of business development, the event attracted hundreds of travel agents, who were able to find out about the various options that Viking River Cruises offered and participate in a 15-minute Q&A session at the conclusion of the webinar. Agents asked such questions as how to book group travel, what fam trips are currently offered, food options and stateroom amenities.
Agents were once again praising the Vacation Agent Expo since it is often difficult for them to stop selling and attend a physical event for a couple of days. Here are a few comments from agents attending Day Two of the expo:
Jelka of Dream Caribbean Vacations: “These events are so great, I can't always take the time to go out of town, but I can certainly do it like this! Thanks for a great job!”
Susan Tautkus, CTC, MCC: “Thanks for a wonderful Virtual Travel Event. … It is so helpful!”
Jackline Cancro: “Thanks for the support for the home-based agents that work so hard!”
Kizzy of U-Travel Vacations: “I've really learned a lot today. Thank you travAlliancemedia for the expo.”
Agents who missed the live event can still see the expo on demand for the next 90 days. Visit www.VacationAgentExpo.com and watch dynamic video content, download brochures from more than 25 suppliers and destinations, and access the recorded webinars. Suppliers or destinations interested in participating in the 2013 Virtual Travel Events can contact Greg Mitchell at GMitchell@travalliance.com.
For more information on river cruises, visit Sell River Cruises.