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Thursday,  June 13, 2024 4:25 AM 

Carnival's TPAC welcomes new and returning Canadian members

Carnival's TPAC welcomes new and returning Canadian members

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the new and returning members to its 32-member Travel Partner Advisory Committee (TPAC) for 2018, including several Canadian travel professionals.

Each year, the line invites select travel partners, spanning an array of agency models, to participate in the committee, offering guidance related to various trade programs, tools and initiatives introduced by Carnival. This year, 29 of the committee members have returned to continue their advisory role for ongoing trade programs.

Canadian travel partners participate to reinforce Carnival Cruise Line’s commitment to this key North American market. Canadian TPAC members are led by Justin French, Carnival’s regional vice-president of Canada and Northern U.S. sales, and are part of the overall TPAC group while also dedicating focus on the Canadian region.

In 2018, TPAC has welcomed Tina Gallant, owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters Fredericton, as its newest Canadian member. Returning Canadian members of TPAC include:

  • Cyndi Stone, travel consultant – Progress Travel Plus
  • Darren Single, vice-president – Odenza Marketing Group
  • Gor Mahal, sales manager – Expedia CruiseShipCenters Westwood
  • Marilyn Tavener, cruise & vacation consultant – Expedia CruiseShipCenters Newmarket Aurora
  • Mary Lynn Villeneuve, travel consultant – TravelOnly
  • Mireille Guertin, manager - Expedia CruiseShipCenters Ottawa
  • Paula Baglole, cruise & vacation Specialist – Expedia CruiseShipCenters Prince Edward Island
  • Susan Woodcock, director of reservations – Dargal Interline Travel
  • Tracey Clarke, manager/lead agent/owner – World Travel & Cruises

Members of TPAC are nominated by Carnival’s sales leadership team and business development managers. Nominees are selected with the goal of creating a panel that reflects an array of business models to provide expert, balanced and objective feedback through an open exchange of ideas. Travel professionals are invited to participate in the committee for a one-year period.

“In the last year, we’ve introduced many new initiatives through our Travel Agents Rock program, and our TPAC has been instrumental in providing valuable feedback throughout the process,” said Carnival’s Vice President of North American Field Sales Mike Julius. “We want to continue the strong momentum we have with our current group and are thrilled that the majority of them are returning for another year, along with some exciting new additions.”

TPAC members provide Carnival with feedback throughout the year and participate in quarterly meetings with members of Carnival’s sales leadership team. The group is led by Julius, and includes a panel of business development managers and trade marketing team members.

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