During the events, which will run during the month of October, travel professionals will meet their local business development manager and support team, who are key assets in helping them sell Holland America Line’s premium and Seabourn’s six star brands.
The dates and locations are as follows, and each will include a complimentary afternoon tea along with some opportunities to win spot prizes.
DATE 2013 HOTEL LOCATION
Tuesday 8 Oct Wood Hall Hotel & Spa Wetherby
Wednesday 16 Oct Norton House Edinburgh
Tuesday 22 Oct Ettington Park Hotel Stratford upon Avon
Tuesday 22 Oct Chilston Park Hotel Maidstone
Wednesday 23 Oct Cardiff Airport Cardiff
Wednesday 23 Oct Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke
Thursday 24 Oct Rookery Hall Cheshire
Thursday 24 Oct Woodlands Park Hotel Cobham
Wednesday 30 Oct Q Hotel Cambridge Befry
Attendees will hear the latest news from both brands including Holland America Line’s new Explore4 programme, designed to entice clients to book early for the 2014 season with four exceptional offers: a free signature beverage package or beverage card, a free speciality restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Guests can receive all four offers when booking a qualified itinerary by 15th November 2013.
Seabourn’s strategy will include company’s many recent innovations, the Seabourn Academy online training course, major upgrades of Seabourn shipboard products and services, and the impressive string of awards and accolades that the line has achieved. New initiatives and exciting projects will be discussed, such as, such as the line’s inaugural Antarctica sailings, 2014-15 itineraries and more.
Said Lynn Narraway, Managing Director UK & Ireland: “This is the time to share our news and bestselling practice with agents. As well as being an opportunity to learn, agents will be able to meet the sales team and tap into their knowledge for the best way to build their cruise business. By learning about the benefits and features of premium and luxury cruising in the seminars, travel sellers will be better prepared to communicate the experiences to their clients”