From left to right: Paula Mitchell Manning, Los
Angeles area chapter director, OSSN; Deanna
Ting, Associate Editor, TravelAge West; Catharine
Hamm, travel editor, Los Angeles Times; Cheryl
Ormond, business development manager,
Globus Family of Brands; and
Chris Quinn, sales director
Approximately 30 agents attended a recent Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN) event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and met with two members of the press — Los Angeles Times travel editor Catharine Hamm and TravelAge West associate editor Deanna Ting — to learn how agents can effectively work with the media. Topics included social networking and how to become an expert for travel-related stories.
The next OSSN event is scheduled for Sept. 23 at The Magic Castle in Hollywood.