Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its Carnival Conversations travel agent engagement program with 180 additional events throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2015.
The new “Carnival Conversations: More Time Spent With You” program encompasses 11 roadshow-style events featuring a panel of Carnival executives, as well as 169 regional Carnival Conversations training seminars and events with Carnival’s sales team.
“Travel agents have responded very positively to the program over the last two years and with this expansion, we’re able to deliver exciting product training on new initiatives, including Fun Ship 2.0 and Carnival Vista, to agents on a more grassroots level,” said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales.
All events included in the “Carnival Conversations: More Time Spent With You” program will offer new Carnival product training, as well as sales and marketing-focused topics.
In addition, each “Carnival Conversations: More Time Spent With You” event will have a question and answer session for travel agents. The 11 road show events offer panel discussions with insights regarding best practices in sales and marketing techniques from Carnival executives. Travel agents may then ask questions directly during the open microphone portion of the event.
Select regional trainings will be held on Carnival ships while others will be at various land-based venues. As with the first two series of events, agents may register through Carnival Passport, located within the line’s travel agent Internet portal, GoCCL.com. Travel agents may view a full list of Carnival Conversations trainings and events on Carnival Passport, as well.