Cruise Planners Concludes Land Symposium in Fort Lauderdale

Cruise Planners recently hosted its Land Symposium to help advisors network, learn and fine-tune their professional development skills. The event brings together land suppliers and Cruise Planners travel advisors for training and resource-sharing opportunities. The event showcases Cruise Planners' evolution from a cruise-dominant company to a leader in land sales, as well.  

The four-day event was hosted by Cruise Planners CEO Michelle Fee, COO Theresa Scalzitti, Chief Strategy Officer Scott Koepf, CIO Brian Shultz, along with several Home Office Team members at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

“Land vacations have been a steadily increasing sector of what our advisors are selling, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this annual event to help educate them to grow their confidence in so many different types of land sales—from all-inclusive resorts, escorted tours, FIT travel, group travel and more,” said Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. “We know this is a valuable opportunity that allows our advisors to sell the world, which leads to more bookings, higher sales and strong commissions.”

Many executives from Cruise Planners' partner companies were on hand to meet with advisors during the symposium, including Globus, ALG, Collette, Delta Vacations, CIE, American Airlines Vacations and others. They participated in various panel discussions, a Destination Showcase, one-on-one appointments and a trade show.

In addition, Scalzitti and Fee both moderated separate Agent Panels with top-producing advisors during the three-day event to share personal best practices and tips that helped them succeed. Cruise Planners Home Office Teams also took the opportunity to share more about new programs and tools including LivePlannerTrip SummaryAll Inclusive ToolNaviTrip Hotels and a panel titled “Ask CP Maxx” hosted by Shultz and VP of Technology Phill Guerra.

The event welcomed more than ­­175 Cruise Planners travel professionals and over 70 suppliers. Cruise Planners is also preparing for their Luxury Forum in August in Jamaica at Secrets Wild Orchid.

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