$111,000 Donated to Make-A-Wish® During Onboard Fundraisers at CruiseOne® and Dream Vacations 2017 National Conference
20 children will receive their wishes
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 7, 2017) – For the past six years, Make-A-Wish® has been the signature charity for CruiseOne®, Dream Vacations and parent company World Travel Holdings. Fundraising is always a core component of National Conference and this year, attendees raised more than $111,000, which means 20 children with life-threatening medical conditions will have their wishes granted.
While aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, franchisees, agents, staff, and suppliers participated in a variety of fundraising activities such as guessing next year’s conference date and venue; silent auctions; the Monster Mash Dash presented by Celebrity Cruises®; and exclusive access to the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea.
“Every day I am given the opportunity to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, but this past week has been so inspirational to see travel agents from the around the country come together in support of Make-A-Wish,” said Norm Wedderburn, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. “With more than 75 percent of wishes involving travel, our partnership is the perfect fit.”