Co-CEO/Chairman Brad Tolkin and General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance Drew Daly Deliver Final Keynote Addresses
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 26, 2018) – It was a full house in the Bliss Theater aboard Norwegian Bliss as the final general session of the 2018 National Conference for Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® featured inspirational words of wisdom from Co-CEO/Chairman of World Travel Holdings Brad Tolkin and General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Drew Daly.
Tolkin provided his expert observations on where the cruise industry is heading in 2019 and inspired agents to realign their loyalty strategy by focusing on having an obsessive focus on the customer. He noted “I am excited and optimistic about where this industry is headed. The economy continues to be strong, there is a substantial increase in capacity on the horizon and new, well-known players are entering the cruise market such as Virgin Atlantic and Ritz Carlton. These tailwinds coupled with an obsessive customer focus is what is going to drive profitability for our franchisees and independent agents.”
Closing out the final general session of the 2018 National Conference, Daly provided an introspective presentation on how everyone has their own story, and can use it to build connections and make an impact on other people’s lives. He then joined Senior Vice President of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Debbie Fiorino for “Champagne & Conversations,” where they had fun reflecting on their favorite moments and what they consider the key takeaways from this year’s National Conference.
“The last seven days have been filled with inspiration, networking, new friendships and fun,” said Daly. “This year’s National Conference ended on a high note and we will continue the momentum through 2019, picking up where we left off when we board Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas for next year’s National Conference.”
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About Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.®
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® are part of World Travel Holdings, the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. The Dream Vacations and CruiseOne franchise opportunities give entrepreneurs a choice in how they want to brand their travel business, and Cruises Inc. is an independent business opportunity. Both business models provide a work-from-home opportunity to those interested in selling all types of travel experiences whether it be a cruise, resort stay or land tour. With a mission of delivering a remarkable experience, travel agents with all three brands are given premium resources to plan and create a seamless vacation experience for the customer while offering the best value. For more information on Dream Vacations and CruiseOne, visit www.DreamVacationsFranchise.com, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DreamVacationsFranchise, follow on Twitter at @Dream_Franchise or watch its videos at www.youtube.com/DreamVacationsBusiness. For more information on Cruises Inc., visit www.SellCruises.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellCruises.
About Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, featuring stand-out amenities, accommodations, dining and entertainment. This latest and most innovative ship is home to the Observation Lounge, a 3,500-square-foot social space which boasts 180-degree views; the largest competitive race track at sea; an open-air laser tag course; and an Aqua Park, with two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops to the deck below. Norwegian Bliss also offers a variety of accommodations including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian®, studio staterooms for solo travelers with virtual ocean views, and connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families. Culinary enthusiasts can savor new exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts including the Texas smokehouse, Q, and Coco’s, a chocolate and sweet treats shop. Guests seeking world-class entertainment onboard can experience the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys; The Cavern Club where guests can enjoy their favorite songs from The Beatles; and original productions including Prohibition – The Musical and ¡Havana! To book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com. To connect via social channels, please use the following social handles: Twitter – @CruiseNorwegian, Instagram – @norwegiancruiseline and Facebook – Norwegian Cruise Line.
Rachel Shapiro, Public Relations Manager
Cruises Inc., CruiseOne and Dream Vacations