As part of this unique experience, guests were treated to exclusive shore excursions ranging from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the historic Pontifical Villas in Castel Gandolfo, explore a vineyard and olive oil farms in Tuscany, Italy, and spend a day in picturesque Anacapri, Italy.
“These Travel Leaders Network agencies deserve to be celebrated for their success, productivity and hard work. We are honored that they, along with their guests, could join us for this very special excursion through Italy, France and Spain. On behalf of myself and all of the agents onboard, we also extend a special thank you to Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Senior Vice President of Sales, Camille Olivere for their world-class hospitality,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “Our special guests will benefit from the chance to discuss products, programs and network with other agency owners, supplier partners, and Travel Leaders Network staff. Thanks to the assistance of Norwegian Cruise Line, we were able to create a first-class and unique experience for our members, one I know they will treasure.”
The seven-night cruise embarked from Barcelona on Oct. 1, and took guests throughout the Mediterranean before returning on Oct. 8. Ports of call included: Naples, Rome, and Florence, Italy; Cannes, France and Palma Majorca, Spain.
While onboard the Norwegian Epic, members were treated to an exclusive and private Spanish wine tasting event, private dinners, private shows and more.
“I almost can’t think of a superlative for the Elite Event; it was awesome, fabulous, marvelous and outstanding. Norwegian Cruise Lines was the perfect host. Their Haven product is a small slice of heaven at sea,” said Kate Murphy, President of Wings Travel, a Member of Travel Leaders Network. “Being invited to attend the Elite Event is the highlight of my year. The ability to network with the movers and shakers is unparalleled in our industry.”
“Travel Leaders Network orchestrated the most wonderful Elite Event. I saw some of the most spectacular entertainment and the quality of food and service was impeccable,” said Toby Nash of Cruise & Travel Masters, a Member of Travel Leaders Network. “Norwegian Epic travels to such a fascinating Mediterranean itinerary and Travel Leaders Network did a great job of arranging unique experiences at each port. Not to mention, I benefitted in hearing empowering suggestions and updates from all of the partners, as well as sharing ideas with other agency owners and managers.”
For travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com. Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the 6,800 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes 6,800 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.