CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg will join American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) members, non-member agents and suppliers Sept. 14-21 at ASTA Global Convention (AGC) onboard Norwegian’s Breakaway to talk about the changing face of tomorrow’s leisure travel consumer.
During the convention, themed “Seas the Future,” Greenberg will be one of many notable speakers lined up to tackle such issues as sustainable tourism, multigenerational travel, heritage travel and what is hot in cruising. According to officials, the convention is designed to help agents become travel professionals of the future and meet the evolving needs of consumers.
Other speakers include cruise expert Jeff Drew; Travel Leaders President Roger Block, CTC, CFE and Senior Manager of Education and Training Gloria Stock Mickelson, CTIE, ACC; Future Proof Travel Solutions Chief Visioneer Nolan Burris; Norwegian’s top sales executives Andrew Stuart, Bob Becker and Camille Olivere; and ASTA president and CEO Zane Kerby.
“We are packing the agenda with educational, networking and entertaining sessions for this conference,” said Kerby. “Agents and suppliers won’t want to miss what we have planned on the Breakaway and in Bermuda, as well as in New York as we kick off the week Sept. 13 with our gala Advocacy Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel.”
In addition, attendees will have access to industry suppliers through a trade show, roundtable presentations and educational sessions. They will have the opportunity to learn about the latest products, services and destinations such as Bermuda and Morocco. Agents and suppliers, in fact, will have many first-hand opportunities to discover Bermuda on this New York-Bermuda cruise, which includes three days on the island, known as the jewel of the Atlantic.
The full agenda is on ASTAGlobalConvention.org. Some cabin categories are already sold out, and current rates go up on June 30. Those wishing to attend should register soon as the first step, followed by booking a cabin.
Non-ASTA travel agents are encouraged to participate.