Mike Julius, Carnival Cruise Line vice president, North America Field Sales; Steven Schwartz, cruise director, Carnival Breeze; Cruise Winner Heather Haynes of Nexion Canada; Justin French, Carnival Cruise Line regional vice president, Canada and the Northern U.S.; and Adolfo Perez, Carnival Cruise Line senior vice president, global sales and trade marketing.

Nexion Canada travel agent wins Carnival cruise at WUATA party

MIAMI — ‘WUATA’ night it was for one lucky travel agent at Carnival Cruise Line’s WUATA Party in Toronto last week.

As part of the night’s festivities, the cruise line awarded Heather Haynes of Nexion Canada a seven-day cruise for two in a balcony cabin.

Ann Chamberlin, senior vice president membership, marketing & strategic partnerships for the American Society of Travel Advisors; and Charles Sylvia, vice president, membership and trade relations for Cruise Lines International Association, attended Carnival’s Toronto WUATA Party to share their insights into the advisor-client relationship.

From left: Mike Julius, vice president, North America Field Sales; Adolfo Perez, senior vice president, global sales and trade marketing; Ann Chamberlin, senior vice president membership, marketing & strategic partnerships for the American Society of Travel Advisors; Jerry Estrada, manager, trade events and programs; Gwen Mamula, director, Carnival independent agent team; Christina Schutz, business development director; Amy Shortall, business development director; Marilisa De Simone, business development director; Meegan Broussard, sr. director, trade marketing; Tom Panici, business development director; Justin French, regional vice president, Canada and the Northern U.S.; Charles Sylvia, vice president, membership and trade relations for Cruise Lines International Association. Front row: Steven Schwartz, Cruise Director, Carnival Breeze, and Christina Doucette, specialist, trade events and programs.

The event was part of Carnival’s year-long WUATA program, aimed at helping travel agents attract new clients and deepen the loyalty of existing clients. At the Toronto event, the cruise line premiered its latest endeavour in its ‘Why Use A Travel Advisor’ campaign: a five-part video series featuring agents and their clients sharing travel tales that tell the ‘WUATA Story’.

Two of the agent/client duos featured in the series were in attendance, along with industry executives who shared their insights into the advisor-client relationship.

Mike Julius, center, Carnival Cruise Line vice president, North America Field Sales, with Travel Advisor Charlotte Pointer, left, and her client Stacey Ann Doyley, one of the travel advisor/client duos featured in Carnival’s new ‘WUATA STORY’ Video Series that launched at the Toronto event.

Travel Advisor Maribeth Kring, left, and her client Ellen Bannin with Justin French, Carnival Cruise Line regional vice president, Canada and the Northern U.S. Kring and Banninare one of the travel advisor/client duos featured in Carnival’s new ‘WUATA STORY’ Video Series that launched at the Toronto event.