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Carnival Cruise Line brings back WUATA party in virtual format

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line’s hugely successful WUATA party is going virtual this year and travel advisors are encouraged to invite a guest or two.

WUATA, an acronym for ‘Why Use a Travel Advisor,’ is scheduled for April 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT and will be hosted by Mike Pack, cruise director for the Mardi Gras. The hour-long event is the only dedicated consumer-facing campaign promoting the value of travel advisors and is designed to help them attract new clients, strengthen existing relationships, create sales opportunities and drive business.



Carnival is encouraging advisors to invite one current client and one “not yet a client” to the virtual event, during which they will hear from Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Global Trade Sales and Marketing Adolfo Perez. A wide range of prizes will be awarded, including gift cards, Carnival-branded merchandise and a draw for a free Carnival cruise. Clients will also receive a special Carnival offer to use when booking their next cruise with their travel advisor.

“We’re delighted to resume our popular WUATA parties, which reinforces the value of using a travel advisor while creating a pipeline for new business,” said Perez. “Travel advisors are more important than ever and connecting more clients to our valued travel advisors is a critical win-win for our industry.”

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