Port Charlotte Agent Chosen for Special Recognition at Travel Event

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Owner of Dancing Moon Travel to participate in Travel Weekly's STAR program

Travel Weekly is proud to announce that professional travel advisor Patricia Hand was once again selected to participate in the STAR (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) Program during its annual CruiseWorld event. STAR participants must meet strict qualifying criteria and demonstrate what it means to be a qualified professional in the travel industry.

CruiseWorld brings together approximately 800 travel industry professionals to participate in certification programs, hear from c-level industry executives, and partake in immersive educational and networking experiences.

The STAR Program works to curate a group of the industry’s most dedicated and professional travel advisors through an application and review process that involves reference checks and an evaluation of current business practices. Those chosen to participate receive complimentary conference registration and hotel nights, as well as a customized schedule of meetings with representatives from destinations, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and more, from all over the world.

“I am honored to once again be selected to participate in Travel Weekly’s STAR program. CruiseWorld is my ‘must attend’ industry event each year. I sincerely appreciate the ongoing support that Travel Weekly provides to the agent community through this stellar event.”

While attending CruiseWorld, Hand will hear keynote addresses on the state of the industry from top cruise line executives. STARs will also learn of cutting edge destinations and products, take part in VIP guided tours of a variety of the best cruise ships on the water, and form connections with high-level personnel from different travel companies.

All of these valuable experiences combine to keep STAR advisors up to date with the latest industry trends and best practices. This allows them to continue to provide unique itineraries to their clients and exceed client travel expectations.

“Those selected for the STAR Program are incredibly passionate, perseverant and motivated about this industry,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Northstar Travel Group. “The team vets all applicants to ensure all STAR participants are serious about their careers and about giving their clients the best possible service. All travel advisors should making achieving STAR status one of their professional goals. This group of STARs demonstrates the utmost professionalism and we are honored to host them at CruiseWorld.”

This year’s event will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from November 7-9, 2018, with a one-day Exhibitor Showcase on November 8 and ship inspections November 10 and 11. For more information, visit cruiseworldshow.com.

Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry, is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. In addition to a weekly print publication, TravelWeekly.com, updated several times daily, is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.

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