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Annual Consultant Training Event Hits Record Attendance

Vancouver Rally

Vancouver, BC - Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® held its most successful Vacation Consultant Navigators Rally last month in Vancouver, BC. The annual all-day training event welcomed nearly 500 Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultants, Franchisees, Corporate Support members and cruise and land representatives from across Western Canada and the US.

The day included a keynote presentation from Matthew Eichhorst, Global Cruise Leader for Expedia Group and President at Expedia CruiseShipCenters as well as a networking tradeshow featuring 57 cruise and land representatives. Vacation Consultants also attended two 45-minute interactive workshops focused on helping build their business and commissions by increasing their customer base, enhancing their relationships and selling more than just cruise.

One of the biggest highlights was the learning gained from the in-depth panel discussions. The first panel hosted by John Mast, Senior Director for Global Cruise Marketing, brought together industry leaders from the luxury, expedition and niche market segments. The second panel was hosted during one of the workshops where Vacation Consultant experts in insurance sales spoke about their best practices.

“What a great time!” said Holly Russell Richardson, a Platinum Vacation Consultant in Maple Ridge, BC. “I learned a lot today. Thank you to everyone there who contributed to a great rally.”

The day wasn’t all just hard work. Vacation Consultants participated in fun games, activities and networked with peers and industry leaders. A host of amazing prizes were also given away - including free cruises!

The next rallies this year will take place in Toronto, ON, Dallas, TX and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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