PEOPLE | ON THE MOVE
CARNIVAL UPDATES ENTERTAINMENT
Carnival Cruise Lines appointed Adrian Fischer as its
new vice president of entertainment. The 28-year entertainment industry veteran will be responsible for managing all aspects of entertainment and programming for the
line’s 23-ship fleet.
“Adrian has such a breadth of experiences in the entertainment industry, excelling in his career with household
brand names in the entertainment world,” said Mark
Tamis, Carnival’s senior vice president of guest operations.
Fischer will lead the roll-out of new programming
recently announced as part of Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 initiative, including Playlist Productions, which combines live
performances with high-tech LED effects; the Punchliner
Comedy Clubs Presented by George Lopez, who will
serve as the line’s curator of comedy; and Hasbro, The
Game Show, featuring stage adaptations of the brand’s
popular and iconic board games. — Mindy Poder
From right to left: Donna Wolfe, Plaza Travel; Ashley Grush, Plaza Travel; Eliezer Quino- nes, general manager, Capella Ixtapa; Donna Padilla, Coastline Travel Advisors; Luann Frisina, Jensen Travel On; Becky Lamb, Becky Lamb Travel
Hosts Mexico Fam
Agents enjoy relaxing and amusing activities in the
exotic locales of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
BY KELLY ROSENFELD
ISLAND DESTINATIONS BROUGHT AGENTS TO IXTAPA AND ZIHUATANEJO
on Sept. 9-13 for two nights each at Capella Ixtapa and Tides Zihuatanejo, filling
each day with a variety of activities that made it a favorite among participants.
“Island Destinations planned every little detail,” said Donna Wolfe of Plaza Travel.
“It was the finest quality fam I’ve ever attended. Hats off to Island Destinations.”
Highlights of the trip included spa treatments at each site, fine Mexican
dining and cooking and margarita classes hosted by restaurant professionals.
The fam also included site inspections of each property and free time for agents
to further explore on their own.
In addition, agents were treated to a night of cocktails at the Tides Zihuatanejo’s bonfire beach lounge. Enjoying a true taste of Mexico, agents learned the
“proper way” to drink tequila at the Tides’ Master Tequila Tasting event, which
introduced tasters to a wide range of tequilas. Island Destinations even arranged
for transportation to and from the airport, as well as between locations. According to Wolfe, with time scheduled for relaxation, entertainment and education,
agents left feeling highly satisfied with the experience. ■
TULLY JOINS GLOBAL VOYAGES GROUP
Global Voyages Group has named Janice Tully as U.S.
brand manager for two of the company’s clients, Scenic
Cruises and Scenic Tours.
“Janice is a true expert in river cruises and in the
escorted tour business,” said David Giersdorf, president
and CEO of Global Voyages Group. “Her stellar reputation
in the travel industry and vast experience in river cruis-
ing and escorted tours will bring incredible insights and
results to Scenic.”
Tully will be responsible for Scenic’s marketing, public
relations and collateral development, as well as for the
development and implementation of training programs for
travel sellers. — K.R.
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
An industry veteran of 30 years, Shawn Tubman has
been named vice president of national accounts for
Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Having held management posts for both suppliers and
travel agencies, Shawn uniquely understands the needs of
each and the ways we can work together to increase sales
and profitability,” said president Mark Conroy. “The addition of Shawn to our sales team further demonstrates our
commitment to the travel agency community.” — K.R.
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