Flight Centre team leaders were invited to hold their monthly meeting that discusses product updates, training, expos and more onboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas as it called into Auckland on Tuesday.
A big turnout of trade partners to a ship inspection and function on Explorer Dream on Sunday was testament to the interest the ship’s New Zealand season has generated in the industry, the company says. A moment’s silence for the victims of the White Island tragedy was a sombre and thoughtful start to proceedings. Dream Cruises then showcased its entertainment options, dining creations by chef Mark Best and other special features of the mid-sized ship to 116 travel agents / brokers; 27 media and 10 industry VIPs. Explorer Dream has 928 cabins (passenger capacity 1856) and includes The Palace, described as a luxury ship within a ship.
Tourism Fiji and its business partners had a different name for the trade Christmas get-together.
There was a record turnout of agents at Pullman Auckland this week when the ‘biggest ever’ contingent of suppliers from Japan, 16, co-hosted an event with Air New Zealand.