TDC & Cruise Partners Host Cruise The World Event For Consumers In Vancouver
Transat Distribution Canada presented its Cruise the World event on 3NOV in Vancouver, in collaboration with six cruise lines.
The 160 travellers in attendance had a chance to experience aspects of a cruise journey while staying on dry land, and to learn more about the latest trends in cruising.
“With Cruise the World, we wanted to offer consumers a one-of-a-kind experience, immersing them in a cruising atmosphere with interactive activities like a packing and onboard cruise check-in demonstration, as well as re-creating the ambiance of a cruise ship with a live band, welcome mocktails and photo-booth when they arrived.
"Guests enjoyed a variety of sweet and savoury appetizers served by white-gloved waiters," said Kimberley Wood, National Director, Franchisees and Affiliates, TDC.
The event also included a trade show for travellers could learn the specific selling points of the six partners in attendance: Oceania Cruises, Windstar Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Uniworld River Cruises, Cunard, and Celebrity Cruises.
Representatives of each line also gave detailed presentations and took the opportunity to speak with travellers in attendance.
Clients Dan and Jeanne Kosicki were encouraged to attend the event by their travel professional, Celeste Kerschbaum, from Transat Travel in Maple Ridge, B.C., suggesting it would be time well spent to learn about the various cruising styles and options.
The Kosickis said they loved the show and that they couldn't wait for their next cruise. They also highlighted the value of always booking with their travel professional, Celeste, because of her knowledge and confidence selling travel.