During the COVID-19 pandemic, TravelAge West will remain a trusted resource for our readers now and long after this crisis is over, and will continue to publish articles on a variety of travel industry topics, destinations and more to inspire future trips. If there’s something you’d like us to cover, please send a message to [email protected]

Learn How You Can SELL Alaska This Summer

Join TravelAge West, Travel Weekly and The Alaska Travel Industry Association for a three-part series exploring all the incredible possibilities awaiting your clients on land and sea in Alaska.  

During each of these live webinars, Alaska's leading suppliers will offer updates, product information, booking options and advisor tools available to make Alaska happen in 2021. Help your clients explore and get inspired by Alaska's vast landscapes, Native cultures, wildlife, and wild places.

Registration includes all three webinars and confirmed participants include: Alaska Airlines, Alaska Railroad, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Travel Juneau and UnCruise. 

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Rediscovering Seabourn’s Extraordinary Worlds

Join TravelAge West and Seabourn and rediscover all the possibilities awaiting your clients. During this live event hear all the latest on future deployments for 2022 and beyond. Learn about Seabourn Expeditions to provide your customers with exhilarating adventures and uncompromising amenities, on Seabourn Venture.  And most important, learn where you might best find your next Seabourn guests, those who will absolutely love the Seabourn Difference. 

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Traveling to Hawaii Now

In this roundtable webinar, we bring together top experts in Hawaii travel to discuss what advisors need to know in order to sell the destination with confidence. Panelists will discuss the current health protocols in the islands, new air service, recent renovations and resort developments, what the visitor experience is like these days, what advisors can expect going forward and more. Moderated by Ken Shapiro, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West, guests include journalist and TravelAge West’s Hawaii travel expert Shane Nelson, as well as representatives from Hawaiian Airlines and the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

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Victory Cruise Lines – Great Lakes, Alaska Expeditions, and more!

Discover small ship cruising amongst North America’s most iconic destinations on ships that are purpose-built for adventure. Voyage options are endless with destinations such as the iconic Great Lakes including visits to Niagara Falls and Mackinac Island. Or sail out to the Canadian Maritimes and down the East Coast and Southeast USA. New destinations include the Yucatan peninsula and Alaska expedition cruises on the brand-new ship, Ocean Victory! Plus, we will cover agent support tools to help you sell with confidence.

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Dive In and Learn about the Philippines

Join TravelAge West and Philippine Tourism to find out all the amazing experiences waiting for your clients on their next Philippines vacation.  

Think Surfing and Diving: Learn about the Philippines as an award winning under and above water destination

Go Beyond the Beach: Learn how you can create a vacation experience for your clients that is so much more than just the sun and beach activities

Be the First Specialists for the Philippines: Hear about the new, first ever Philippines E-Specialist program and sign up!  

One lucky live attendee will win a $100 gift card. 

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Visit the Napa Valley - Raise a Glass and Get Inspired!

Raise a glass to days filled with luxurious accommodations, world-class wineries, Michelin starred restaurants, the most beautiful landscapes and the most welcoming people.

Learn what's new and exciting in the Napa Valley from Visit Napa Valley and five of their hotel partners. We will be sharing updates on our reopening of hotels for leisure guests, wineries, restaurants, and spa services. We will also highlight fabulous outdoor activities to enjoy while visiting the Napa Valley. Our hotel partners will focus on what's new at their properties and how they are ensuring a safe and enjoyable stay for their guests. Hotel partners include: Andaz Napa Valley, Bardessono & Hotel Yountville, Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort and Mineral Springs, Embassy Suites Napa Valley and Silverado Resort and Spa.

Attend the LIVE webinar for a chance to win a Napa Valley gift basket!

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Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

Our series of conversations continues with Airline industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your U.S. airline industry leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward.

Speakers include:

Kyle Mabry, Vice President, Global Head of Leisure, Groups, and Mid-Market Sales, American Airlines
Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines
Jennie Ho, President, Delta Vacations
Bob Somers, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Delta Air Lines
Jake Cefolia, Senior Vice President – Worldwide Sales, United Airlines
Joe Tibble, Managing Director – Global Agency Accounts, United Airlines

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important. 

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    Travel, Our Future and Yours - A Series of Conversations with Industry Leaders

    Our series of conversations continues with River Cruise industry masterminds. We invite you to join us as we gather your river cruise leaders for a brainstorming session on some best practices for reengaging your customers and hear their take on your mutual business moving forward. This week’s speakers include:

    Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
    Ann Chamberlin, Vice President Sales, Scenic Group
    Marilyn G. Conroy, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing North America, Riviera River Cruises
    Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Globus Family of Brands
    Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, AmaWaterways
    Marcus Leskovar, Executive Vice President, Amadeus River Cruises, LLC
    Bob Salmon, Senior Vice President of Sales, American Queen Steamboat Company/Victory Cruises
    Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck

    So pull up a seat at the table as we make our way into the future of travel together where community and conversation have never been more important.

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    Australia’s Wonderful Wildlife

    Australia’s unique and wonderful wildlife is known the world over. You may be familiar with kangaroos and koalas, but do you know what an echidna or a quokka looks like? What about a wombat or a cassowary?

    During this webinar you’ll hear more about these cute and cuddly (and some not so cuddly) animals and most importantly where you and your clients can find them during an Australian adventure.

     

    Two lucky attendees will win a case of premium Australian wines!  

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    Hurtigruten Invites You to Connect with Your Inner Explorer

    TravelAge West and Hurtigruten invite you to discover how you can help your clients find their inner explorers. Join us and learn all about: 

    • Hurtigruten: Who We Are
    • Expedition Cruising: What to Expect
    • Destinations: Taking You to the Unknown Around the World
    • What’s New: Promotions   

    One lucky live attendee will win a $100 gift card.

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