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3/24/14 - CRUISING

CRUISING is the travel industry fastest growing segment. To tell us about this phenomenon we've invited CLIA's ( Cruise Lines International Assn. ) new SVP, David Wall, Dir., Agency & Trade Relations, Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assoc. Secretary, Passport Services, the U.S. State Dept., and James Shillinglaw, Editor-in-Chief/ Editorial Dir., TravAlliance Media, together with an assist from PR Dir., Caitlan Murphy, of Travel Planners, and Media Relations Dir., LoAnn Halden of the IGLTA in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They will address various segments of the market to include, high-end luxury cruises, river cruising, and the tools you'll need to get on board. Guests include:

Guest No.1 : Dwain Wall
Dwain Wall is the new SVP, Agency&Trade Relations for CLIA ( CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSN., www.cruising.org ). Previously he served as VP&GM for World Travel Holdings/ CruiseOne and Cruises, Inc., the nations largest home-based cruise and vacation franchise. He also served in a variety of positions with the CARLSON Companies, one of the world's largest travel service companies. Dwain is a member of IFA, PATH and TMR, three of the travel industry leading trade organizations.

Guest No.2: Brenda Sprague
Brenda Sprague is the Deputy Asst.Secretary, Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. State Dept. in Wash.,D.C., ( SpragueBS@state.gov ), with a staff of over 3,000 in 28 offices in the U.S. She served previously as Director, Office of Language Services, after her tenure as Director,in the State Dept.'s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Previous to joining the Foreign Service in 1973 she also served in the offices of the Consul General in Seville,Spain, and Jerusalem.

Guest No.3: James Shillinglaw
James Shillinglaw is Editor-in-Chief/ Editorial Director for TRAVALLIANCE ( www.travAlliancemedia.com ), a travel media enterprise that supports three major travel industry publications, Vacation Agent, Agent&Home and Travel Pulse Daily, with a total combined reach of over 125,000 travel agents. Previous to this he was Editor-in-Chief of Travel Agent, one of the leading magazines in the travel agency field. He also held posts at Knight-Ridder Financial News Service and was the Editor of PR WEEK in NY.

Addendum: We gratefully appreciate the support of Ms. LoAnn Haiden, Media Relations Director of the IGLTA ( www.igltaconvention.org ) and Ms. Caitlin Murphy, Director, Public Relations, for CRUISE PLANNERS ( CMurphy@CruisePlanners.com ) for making this show possible.


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