Following the success of the Carnival Conversations events held in late 2013, Carnival is kicking off its next series of the program with eight new events in 2014. An enhanced format will include product training, as well as sales and marketing-focused topics. Seven of the eight cities on the schedule are new this year with the exception of Miami.
The events will include product training on Carnival’s latest innovations, as well as panel discussions with insight from the company’s own senior executive team regarding best practices in sales and marketing. Travel professionals may then ask executives questions directly during the open microphone session of the event.
Each event may accommodate up to 150 travel professionals. As with the first series of events, agents may register through Carnival Passport, located within the line’s travel agent Internet portal, GoCCL.com. Events typically span three hours including the hour-long panel, Q&A with the Carnival executives, and breakfast or lunch. A complimentary cruise and other prizes will be awarded to travel agents at each event.
The 2014 Carnival Conversations schedule includes:
- Jacksonville, Fla. – Feb. 21
- Miami – April 14
- San Antonio – May 13
- Austin, Texas – May 14
- Toronto – June 12
- Atlanta – July 15
- Los Angeles – Aug. 28
- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Nov. 20
Carnival Conversations will also include 50 ship inspections at the line’s various North American homeports throughout 2014 hosted by local business development managers. The line also continues to field ongoing questions from the trade on its Carnival Conversations page on GoCCL.com.
For more information, visit GoCCL.com.