Adam Goldstein Inducted into Hall of Leaders
Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, was named last week to the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders for “sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement, and raised industry-wide standards.” Over the past 21 years, Goldstein has been a leader of Royal Caribbean’s pioneering work in cruise ship design, product delivery, safety & environmental stewardship and sales & marketing. He currently serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council, a group of leading CEOs and retired military leaders dedicated to spurring a comprehensive solution to U.S. energy security. Goldstein has long been active in industry issues related to promotion and facilitation of travel to the U.S. He was National Chair of the U.S. Travel Association in 2001 and also served as chair of the USA Marketing Council from 1998 – 2000. Goldstein is now among 81 travel industry professionals who have been inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders since it was created in 1969.
Vicki Freed Guest-Blogs on Nation of Why Not
Read all about the Importance of Travel Agents in a special guest blog from Vicki L. Freed, CTC, senior vice president of Sales and Trade Support & Services, Royal Caribbean International. Coming from the heart and backed up by 29 years in the industry, Vicki expresses true thanks and appreciation for Travel Agents everywhere on www.nationofwhynot.com/blog.
Royal Caribbean International Launches Cruise Certificate Program
Royal Caribbean is introducing a brand new Individual Incentive Cruise Certificate Program. Unlike group incentive travel, already in use throughout the cruising industry, this program gives individual and group recipients the freedom to go where they want, when they want. This simple turnkey program is easy to sell and easy to administer.
Online Chat to Feature Oasis of the Seas’ Culinary Offerings
Join Royal Caribbean International’s Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, and Kenneth Taylor, director of Fleet Restaurant Operations, on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET. The two will provide an update of Oasis of the Seas, and discuss the many dining options onboard the highly anticipated cruise ship. Be among the first to hear about all the delicious details and dining options offered and maybe a few surprises too. Visit www.oasisoftheseas.com/dining/ for more information and to register.
Vision of the Seas Returns to North and Baltic Seas for Second Consecutive Season
Royal Caribbean International announced the return of Vision of the Seas to the North and Baltic seas for a second summer season in 2010. Dedicated to the Nordic market from April to September 2010, Vision of the Seas will feature 14 distinct itineraries on 24 sailings to 34 ports in 14 countries from the homeports of Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden. Bookings for Royal Caribbean’s 2010 Baltic and North Sea cruises are now open.
Western Agents Chose Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International is proud to announce that it has received three coveted TravelAge West Readers’ Choice WAVE (Western Agents’ Voice of Excellence) Awards. For the second consecutive year, TravelAge West readers chose Royal Caribbean as the Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Agent Support. Business Development Manager Lori Goldspiel also became the first cruise line representative to twice-win the Favorite Individual Cruise Line Representative award. In addition, Freedom of the Seas’ Freedom Day Spa was voted the Best Overall Spa Facility on a Specific Ship.