Avalon Waterways Hosts First-Ever 'Seminar at See'

Avalon Waterways recently conducted its first-ever “Seminar at See” on the company’s most popular Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches river cruise itinerary. 

"In May 2010, we invited agents to get onboard the small ship cruise trend by unveiling a Specialist Program created to inspire and equip them to sell our river cruises," said Alleigh Allie, training specialist for the Globus Family of Brands. "Since introducing this training opportunity, nearly 2,000 travel agents have participated in at least one facet of the Specialist Program and 306 agents have become Specialists. Fifteen joined us on our first Seminar at See."

As part of this cruise, Avalon provided specialists with two onboard seminars, both approved by CLIA for credits, titled, “Exceptional Selling: Selling v. Order Taking” and “Ready, Set, Go … It’s Time to Market!” 

In addition, the company conducted a ceremony in which six awards were given to the top five-selling Avalon Specialists and top-selling Globus Family of Brands agent. The top-selling agents were:

Uwe Thaysen, CTC, MC, DS, Expo Travel (Uniglobe Travel Center)
Trish Gastineau, CTC, MCC, Alabama World Travel (Virtuoso)
Gayle Knight, MCC, Cruise & Tours
Amy Jetter, Destinations Travel (Nexion)
Peggy Lang, Vacations Travel (Vacation.com)
Mary Smith, Regency Travel (Virtuoso)

Avalon will offer its specialists more opportunities to experience the river cruise line via Seminars at See in 2012.  To learn more about Avalon’s Specialist Program, agents can visit www.globusfamily.com/AvalonSpecialist or contact Inside Sales at 866-270-9850.

Visit www.globusfamilypartner.com.

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