CruiseWorld, Fort Lauderdale, Nov 5 - 9/2014

So I am going to be a speaker at CruiseWorld this year!  Kinda stoked about it.

CruiseWorld is one of the larger travel trade shows, sponsored by NorthStar Media (Travel Weekly and Travel Age West).

It is several days of big name speakers like cruise line CEO's,  breakout sessions conducted by industry veteran speakers, a convention floor with dozens of supplier booths, and ship inspections at nearby Port Everglades.

And one morning, a series of sessions they call "peer to peer" training.  In other words, working travel agents sharing their experience and strength on some particular aspect of the business. I am humbled and honored someone thinks I have something to contribute.  And really looking forward to it.


Attention Travel Agent Friends!

Hi, just wanted to post here to invite any travel agents who sell Norwegian Cruise Line to check out a great group on Facebook.

It's called NCL U Ewes.  Michele Bridges and I started it a few years ago.  It's a great resource.  The only requirement to join is that you be enrolled at NCL U.



Travel Weekly and TravelAge West choose top travel professionals to participate in inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West 2014 event

- Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that David Holman of Bridges & Holman Worldwide Travel was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) which took place at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, May 2-4, 2014. GTM West is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.

Out of the 443 applications received, 76 North American travel agents were selected to participate. Eighty suppliers engaged with travel agents though a variety of one-on-one prescheduled meetings, exclusive boardrooms and networking events. More than 9,000 appointments were requested, 4,013 face-to-face meetings were conducted and 81 boardroom presentation sessions were hosted during the 3-day event.

“A very intense and very rewarding experience” said Mr. Holman, at the conclusion of the event. “It is the perfect event for building and maintaining supplier relationships.”

“The agents who attended this event were the cream of the crop. The expertise and experience they offer their clients is second to none.” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “GTM West provided the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and like-minded community of agents and global suppliers who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business,”

“At Travel Weekly, we support the travel agent community 100% and we understand the value that a travel agent provides,” said Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “To show our commitment we provide a variety of different programs and events throughout the year like GTM West which allow agents to enhance their careers and businesses.”


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 Media, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.