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Futurist speaker joins ASTA's first annual convention at sea

Futurist speaker joins ASTA's first annual convention at sea
'Chief visioneer' of Future Proof Travel Solutions, Nolan Burris, is the latest speaker to join the agenda for the American Society of Travel Agents' first global convention on a cruise ship. The Sept. 14-21 event will take place aboard a Norwegian Breakaway cruise from New York to Bermuda.

Burris is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on how travel professionals can become indispensable by moving from agent to adviser, how to market across the generations from gen-Xers to baby boomers, how to develop a strong personal brand and how agencies can leverage social media to their advantage.

Other speakers and panelists include Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group, and Gloria Stock Mickelson, senior manager, education and training for Travel Leaders.

Norwegian Cruise Line is bringing its entire team of sales directors from across North America, led by Andrew Stuart, evp global sales and passenger services, and Camille Olivere, svp sales.

As convention attendees learn how to 'Seas the Future' while on board and in Bermuda, there also will be opportunities to network and enjoy the travel, including a private sail-away party, a Taste of Bermuda reception with the Bermuda Hotel Association and suppliers, and an exclusive evening reception hosted by Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge at Pier 6.

ASTA will kick off its annual meeting with a black-tie gala advocacy dinner at the St. Regis New York Hotel in midtown Manhattan to highlight the hard work of those who advocate for travel agents.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is invited.

ASTA’s cabin block ends on June 29.