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July 31, 2014

Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group launched NEXT, a new initiative to help recruit, re-educate and retain young travel professionals. Training sessions begin this fall.

debbie fiorino CruiseOne Opens Its 900th Franchise Location
July 24, 2014

CruiseOne said it's opened its 900th franchise agency. Here's a look inside the company's recent growth.

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July 16, 2014

Travel industry veteran Patrick Fragale, former president and COO of Direct Travel, is Protravel International's new president. He'll report to CEO Barry Liben. Protravel's founder and long-time leader, Priscilla Alexander, recently retired from the agency, which has $870 million in annual sales.

jeff drew Travel Industry Veteran Jeff Drew Talks Retirement and Life Afloat
May 19, 2014

Last month, Jeff Drew retired as senior vice president of sales, American Queen Steamboat Company. A former Maritz travel agent and Oceania Cruises executive, he chatted with Travel Agent about his retirement plans, top sales tips for agents, the untold story about both ocean and river cruising and...

los angeles Signature Launches 2014 Luxury and Niche Sales Seminars
April 8, 2014

Signature Travel Network is inviting its members to participate in the upcoming 2014 Regional Luxury and Niche Sales Seminars, complimentary programs hosted in seven U.S. cities from April 30 to June 6.

celebrity silhouette Avoya Travel Sets Sail on Celebrity Silhouette for Annual Conference
April 7, 2014

Avoya Travel's annual conference headed out to sea Saturday on Celebrity Silhouette. Independent agencies affiliated with Avoya are hearing from cruise executives, participating in supplier roundtables, workshop tracks and networking events.

rick sasso At cruise3sixty, CLIA Executives Discuss the Future and Member Benefits
April 7, 2014 On Location

Agents have a sunny future based on cruise industry growth and enhancements in the "value proposition" for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) agency members, Christine Duffy and Dwain Wall told agents attending the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.

blank Nancy Logan Named Sales and National Accounts VP for Uniworld
April 7, 2014

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection appointed Nancy Logan to VP of sales and national accounts.

graph Avoya Travel Had Its Best Year Ever in 2013 With Sales up 30 Percent From 2012
April 3, 2014

It was a banner year for Avoya Travel in 2013, which reported sales up 30 percent from 2012 levels. Avoya, an American Express Travel representative, also reported that 2013 was the best year in company history.

travel leaders executive forum Travel Leaders Executive Forum Reveals Industry Trends and Insight
March 24, 2014

At a recent forum travel heavyweights discussed industry trends and the future of business travel. Here are the highlights.