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ACTA-Avalon River Cruise Summit to return on Oct. 28

  • Cruises
  •   03-21-2024  11:55 am
  •   Pax Global Media

ACTA-Avalon River Cruise Summit to return on Oct. 28
(Avalon Waterways)
Pax Global Media

Avalon Waterways and ACTA have announced the return of the European River Cruise Summit for a second year in a row.

On Oct. 28, 130 Canadian travel advisors will set sail on a Danube Dreams itinerary on the Avalon Illumination.

Canadian travel advisors need to register their interest online before April 8.

The announcement comes on the heels of the inaugural river cruise summit that took place in late 2023 in which 125 Canadian travel advisors embarked on the Avalon Vista in Amsterdam for a week-long Rhine River cruise.

“We’re doing it again!” said Denise Harper, senior director of sales for the Globus family of brands. “There’s nothing like having advisors onboard with us to experience river cruising first-hand and see for themselves what makes Avalon Waterways special. From award-winning Panorama Suites with beds facing the view and complimentary Happy Hours on board, to passion-packed adventures in port, thanks to included Avalon Choice excursions, this summit welcomes Canadian advisors to learn more about river cruising and Avalon while also investing in their own profitability with workshops and networking sessions for a week together in Europe. Interested advisors should register today!”

This special event and custom travel advisor-only cruise will set sail in Budapest.

Throughout the eight-day itinerary advisors can not only head out on Classic, Discovery and Active Avalon Choice excursions, but they can also partake in onboard workshops and special events before disembarking in Vilshofen, Germany.

The trip includes the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from Manulife and Air Canada.

“Providing high-quality, experiential learning and professional development opportunities for Canadian travel advisors is a key pillar for ACTA,” said Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA. “We are thrilled to be working with Avalon Waterways again in 2024 to bring this exciting opportunity to ACTA Member Travel Advisors.

“The feedback about our 2023 European River Cruise Summit with Avalon Waterways was tremendous. Interested advisors shouldn’t wait to register for this incredible opportunity!”

Those selected to set sail on the 2024 Avalon Waterways and ACTA European River Cruise Summit will be invited to share their full details while also providing a nominal, non-refundable deposit of $250 on or after April 22.

The cost for the cruise is $1,300 (based on double-occupancy), which includes pre-paid gratuities and port charges.

All other details, including air options, will be shared with selected travel advisors following registration.

Only ACTA Member Travel Advisors will be considered.

Advisors who are not currently ACTA members can submit their membership application here.

Selected advisors will also need to complete a new educational program offered by the Globus family of brands in order to attend.

For all other details, travel advisors should email

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