Avalon Waterways, ACTA Partner For 2023 Summit

Avalon Waterways and ACTA are partnering to set sail on an inaugural River Cruise Summit for 100 travel advisors in October 2023.

This special event and custom, travel advisor-only cruise will set sail in Amsterdam. Throughout the seven-day “Romantic Rhine” itinerary, travel advisors will not only have the chance to experience the Avalon difference on ships, they will also have the opportunity to curate their curiosities and immerse themselves in the world around them with a choice of “Classic,” “Discovery” and “Active” excursions.

Travel advisors will also partake in onboard workshops and special events to ignite inspiration and business opportunities before disembarking in Basel.

Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family of brands, said that: “There’s a reason Avalon’s ships are critics’ darlings and favourites among the most discerning guests. From boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama Suites that feature the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies with the widest-opening windows in cruising to decadent Comfort Collection beds that face the ever-changing scenery, we are excited to showcase what makes its Suite Ship fleet so ‘suite’ for travel advisors.”

ACTA president, Wendy Paradis said that: “By spending just one week with us, travel advisors will be set-up for success for years to come. Recognizing that river cruising is the fastest growing travel style across the globe, it’s clear that the new wave in cruising is on the world’s rivers. Through our first River Cruise Summit with Avalon Waterways, we are ready to show travel advisors why river cruising is a wonderful way for them to really grow their business.”

Avalon Waterways and ACTA will provide more details for interested travel advisors, including qualifications, registration dates and costs associated with the Summit in the coming weeks.

Registration is expected to open in mid-November 2022 and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, once all registration criteria are met.