FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA, – With travel returning, leading home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. partnered with GOGO Vacations to host both organization’s first in-person event since March 2020. Members of the travel agency’s leadership team met with their network’s Advisory Council, a coalition of travel advisors who serve as liaisons for the entire network, providing advice and guidance on matters relating to operational procedures, systems analysis, marketing and more. The meeting, which was held at LIVE Aqua in Cancun, provided everyone with firsthand knowledge of the safety protocols in an airport, at a resort and in a destination, as well as the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and strategies for the return of cruising and travel.
“The Advisory Council meeting felt like a mini family reunion, and we are excited to continue seeing more members of our network throughout the year at upcoming in-person events,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. “We are so grateful to GOGO Vacations for their hospitality in creating a safe environment where we could reunite and discuss the future of travel.”
Mexico was the perfect place to discuss not only strategies for 2022, but also plans for upcoming in-person training events as a Regional Training in Fort Lauderdale, the annual National Conference aboard Celebrity Apex in November and more. In addition, an Emmy-winning videographer was on hand to capture the reunion.
“Throughout the pandemic, our partnership and friendship with Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc. and GOGO Vacations have remained strong in spite of missing a key ingredient -togetherness,” said Brennan Quesnele, vice president, sales for GOGO Vacations. “It’s our nature, especially as travel professionals, for in-person interaction. We couldn’t have been more excited to partner together with LIVE Aqua Cancun/Posadas Group and World Travel Holdings to rollout a mutual first in-person, in-destination event in 2021. Great conversations, planning for the tremendous leisure travel demand that is upon us, and much needed in-person reunions were had while we were together. COVID-19 has kept us apart far too long, but travel will reunite us and the world once again.”