During the COVID-19 pandemic, TravelAge West will remain a trusted resource for our readers now and long after this crisis is over, and will continue to publish articles on a variety of travel industry topics, destinations and more to inspire future trips. If there’s something you’d like us to cover, please send a message to [email protected]

WESTERN STATES VIRTUAL EXPO

TravelAge West invites you to join us for our Western States Virtual Expo! As travelers are looking for destinations and experiences closer to home, the Western States Virtual Expo will connect travel advisors with partners representing the best of the west. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

- Explore booths in the virtual tradeshow
- Attend live webinars for insights and updates
- Participate in one-on-one appointments with suppliers
- Download information and resources
- Win great prizes and more!

Register now to secure a spot on our list for one-on-one appointments.

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Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

Our series of conversations continues with Airline industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your U.S. airline industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward.

Speakers include:

Kyle Mabry, Vice President, Global Head of Leisure, Groups, and Mid-Market Sales, American Airlines
Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines
Jennie Ho, President, Delta Vacations
Bob Somers, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Delta Air Lines
Jake Cefolia, Senior Vice President – Worldwide Sales, United Airlines
Joe Tibble, Managing Director – Global Agency Accounts, United Airlines

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important. 

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    Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

    Our series of conversations continues with River Cruise industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your river cruise leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward. This week’s speakers include:

    Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
    Ann Chamberlin, Vice President Sales, Scenic Group
    Marilyn G. Conroy, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing North America, Riviera River Cruises
    Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Globus Family of Brands
    Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, AmaWaterways
    Marcus Leskovar, Executive Vice President, Amadeus River Cruises, LLC
    Bob Salmon, Senior Vice President of Sales, American Queen Steamboat Company/Victory Cruises
    Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

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    Australia’s Wonderful Wildlife

    Australia’s unique and wonderful wildlife is known the world over. You may be familiar with kangaroos and koalas, but do you know what an echidna or a quokka looks like? What about a wombat or a cassowary?

    During this webinar you’ll hear more about these cute and cuddly (and some not so cuddly) animals and most importantly where you and your clients can find them during an Australian adventure.

     

    Two lucky attendees will win a case of premium Australian wines!  

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    Hurtigruten Invites You to Connect with Your Inner Explorer

    TravelAge West and Hurtigruten invite you to discover how you can help your clients find their inner explorers. Join us and learn all about: 

    • Hurtigruten: Who We Are
    • Expedition Cruising: What to Expect
    • Destinations: Taking You to the Unknown Around the World
    • What’s New: Promotions   

    One lucky live attendee will win a $100 gift card.

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    Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

    We continue our series of conversations with some of the masterminds of the all-inclusive industry. We invite you to join us as we gather your all-inclusive industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward.
    This week’s speakers include:

    Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, VP of Sales & Marketing – The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group
    Colette Baruth, Senior Vice President, Global Commerce & Distribution, AMResorts
    Sabrina Cendral, SVP Sales & Marketing, Club Med North America
    Tony Cortizas, V.P. Brand Strategy, The Sol Group Corporation, Hospitality Services
    Kevin Froemming, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts
    Kathy Halpern, Vice President Global Marketing, Palace Resorts
    John Long, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    Frank Maduro, Vice President of Marketing, AIC Hotel Group
    Gary C. Sadler, OD. Sr. Vice President, Sales,  Unique Vacations, Inc., Affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., Worldwide

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

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    Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

    We continue our series of conversations with some of the masterminds of the cruise industry. We invite you to join us as we gather your cruise industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for marketing and sales and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward. 
     
    This week’s speakers include:

    Katina Athanasiou, Chief Sales Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line
    Chris Austin, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Seabourn
    John Chernesky, Senior Vice President of North America Sales, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line
    Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support & Service, Royal Caribbean International
    Michelle Lardizabal, Senior Vice President & Commercial Sales Officer, MSC Cruises
    Adolfo Perez, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line
    Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support and Service, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises
    Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Crystal Cruises

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important. 

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    Discover Palmaïa - The House of AïA

    Discover Palmaïa - The House of AïA, a new sustainable wellness resort located between a pristine white sand beach and the tropical jungle foliage in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Learn about its holistic amenities, ocean front suites, jungle spa, plant-based cuisine, Waldorf inspired children's activities, and above all, its personal growth programs that set it apart from other luxury retreats. 

    One lucky attendee will win a 5-night stay in an Ocean Front King Suite for 2 in a Gifting Lifestyle Plan (All-Inclusive), including private roundtrip ground transportation from Cancun's International Airport!

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    Travel, Our Future and Yours. A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders.

    At Northstar Travel Group, we know your businesses are the lifeblood of our industry and we are in the business of connecting you and the multitude of travel suppliers to provide the best experiences for your customers.
     
    As the leader in print, digital media and events for the travel advisor community, we invite you – our valued readers, listeners, attendees and friends – to join our leadership team for the first in our series of conversations. We would love a chance to connect with you and, as your trusted communication channel, offer our perspectives on today and the future for our shared travel industry. 

    This week’s speakers include: Bob Sullivan, President, The Travel Group; Alicia Evanko Lewis, EVP, Travel Group Global Events; Anthony Carnevale, SVP/Group Publisher, Retail Travel Group; Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly; Ken Shapiro, Editor in Chief, TravelAge West; Maura Byrne, SVP/Publisher, Travel Pulse. 

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

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    Los Cabos: Update on Destination Health Standards

    Join Los Cabos, Travel Weekly and TravelAge West for an informative update on the current situation in Los Cabos and how it is prepared for your clients return with destination-wide flexibilization policies, new health standard guidelines and the dates of the destinations reopening.
    Agents who attend the live webinar will have a chance to win one of two amazing prizes: a 3-night stay at Pueblo Bonito or a 3-night stay at Breathless Los Cabos. 

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