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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Travel agent's educational opportunity from Carnival Cruise Lines

Earlier in the week I talked about educational (FAM) opportunities that industry suppliers provides for travel agents and group leaders.

Here's one that ended in the Travel Professor's inbox this afternoon:

Join Jenny Halligan Business Development Director for Carnival Cruise Lines on a "Fun Ship" FAM Trip in Miami, October 24 - 27, 2008.

Carnival Cruise Lines is pleased to extend to you an invitation to learn what the "Fun Ship" experience is all about. You will have the opportunity to tour the CARNIVAL LIBERTY, CARNIVAL VALOR, CARNIVAL DESTINY, CARNIVAL VICTORY and CARNIVAL IMAGINATION.

Experience the cuisine and participate in our selling skills seminar. We guarantee you will return to your office with an enthusiasm about our product that will result in more Carnival sales for your agency. Your weekend includes transfers, three nights hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy), three shipboard luncheons, two breakfasts and one dinner.

The price for this educational trip is ridiculously low plus reserved for industry member only. I’ve sent a message to Carnival requesting permission to share the price but what I really want to do is illustrate the type training that is available for travel agents.

Carnival has an on-line Carnival University plus they offer these experiential experiences. They also offer Carnival College at Sea-what a way to learn about cruising the Carnival way.

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