Before the ship set sail from Miami, approximately 1,000 attendees gathered together for the opening session which featured a keynote from Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation.
He also participated in a question and answer session with World Travel Holdings Vice President of Operations David Crooks.
“Since a majority of our business comes from selling cruise vacations, it is important to us that we host our National Conference aboard a cruise ship, so that our network of home-based travel professional can experience first-hand the product that they are selling,” said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement & performance for Cruises Inc, CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. “Attending National Conference is truly a priceless investment in themselves and their business. It is such a valuable opportunity for them to network with each other, the headquarters team and our suppliers, getting re-energized and inspired for 2017.”
The conference theme BELIEVE promises to create a positive and electric atmosphere.