On Location
NEST’s Rosemary Sarkis at CLIA Cruise 360 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NEST’s Rosemary Sarkis at CLIA Cruise 360 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
CruiseOne/Dream Vacations celebrated its Circle of Excellence group of top-producing agency owners.
CruiseOne/Dream Vacations celebrated its Circle of Excellence group of top-producing agency owners.
The Travel Institute celebrating 25,000 Certified Travel Associate graduates.
The Travel Institute celebrating 25,000 Certified Travel Associate graduates.
Brendan Vacations representatives and travel luminaries at Brendan;s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Brendan Vacations representatives and travel luminaries at Brendan;s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Michelle Fee and Vicky Garcia with Cruise Planners Top Producers in Machu Picchu.
Michelle Fee and Vicky Garcia with Cruise Planners Top Producers in Machu Picchu.
Young travel professionals of MAST JV pose for the camera at the 14th  Annual MAST Awards Night.
Young travel professionals of MAST JV pose for the camera at the 14th Annual MAST Awards Night.
For all photos from TMP West, click here and use the password
For all photos from TMP West, click here and use the password "Vancouver".
ACTA's Wendy Paradis speaking at the opening session of Travel MarketPlace West in Vancouver.
ACTA's Wendy Paradis speaking at the opening session of Travel MarketPlace West in Vancouver.
NCL's Dana Gain addressing attendees of 2018's Travel MarketPlace West.
NCL's Dana Gain addressing attendees of 2018's Travel MarketPlace West.
Brought to you by:
Send Us your "On Location" images to photos@travelmarketreport.com
TMR Calendar
Sponsored by
Loading...



rsvp
Top Stories: People
Must-See Mediterranean Boutique Ports, Sans the Crowds

As summer travel heats up, exploring lesser-known seaside towns delivers an intimate and romantic experience, minus the throngs of tourists often found at larger commercial ports.

Five Proven Methods of Ticking Off Your Clients

As a travel agent, check yourself to be sure you don't have any of these business-busting habits when you're interacting with clients each day.

Norwegian’s Dana Gain Headed to Air Canada Vacations

Previously with Norwegian and Carnival, Gain will oversee Air Canada Vacations' national sales strategy, manage partnerships, and support all of the company's B2B lines of business.

TMR Spotlight
The Travel Institute's Diane Petras

The Travel Institute has appointed chief operating officer and agent coach Diane Petras as the organization’s new president.

The Travel Institute made the decision during its annual staff and board meetings in Las Vegas this week.

“The Travel Institute continues to make impressive gains both in course content and technology. With Diane’s extensive talents and diverse experience, she will lead the organization with enthusiasm, foresight, and a keen business sense,” chairman of The Travel Institute Board of Trustees Brian Robb said in a statement.

Petras, who has a 20-year history with the Travel Institute, started in the industry as an agent in Illinois in 1986. During her time with the organization, she managed annual training conferences and served on its National Forum Advisory Board. She then joined the staff in 2010 as chief operating officer.

In a statement, she said that she is concerned with “become-a-travel-agent-overnight” expectations by newcomers to the industry and wants to make it known that “there is no magic pill for instant success.”

“These agents need quality education and mentors because many are on their own, working from home, and without a manager or coworker immediately available to help them find the resources they need to thrive in today’s highly competitive environment. The Travel Institute recognizes that need and will never compromise on the quality education we provide.”

In her career, Petras has also served as the conference manager for Ensemble Travel Group since December 2004 and as the operations manager for travel merchandising company Leisure Pops from June 2010 to December 2012.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Largest Conference Centers in the U.S.

1. McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

2. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

3. Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

4. Las Vegas Convention Center, Winchester, NV

5. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Source: Wikipedia

TMR Recommendations
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Luxury Retreats
Dream Job

Supervisor of Travel Agent Groups, Globus

Location: Littleton, CO

Job type: Full-time employee

Salary: $49,000 to $52,000/year, Medical, Dental, 401k, paid time off and travel benefits

Supervisor of Groups is responsible for monitoring the production of sales and service activities and related productivity measures for groups, coaching/developing associates to reach maximum potential in all areas of measured performance and growth opportunities, communicating with BDMs, travel agents, and operations department as required to resolve sales and service issues related to group activities.

View details