2023 is almost here, and much like you might get the champers chilling ready for NYE, you can also get your travel skills upgraded in prep for the upcoming ‘23 booking surge. How? By signing up for Destination Webinar’s latest BYO Coffee Cluster series, featuring a jam-packed 5-week program filled with inspirational updates, and prizes! Keen to sign up right away? Do it here.
With 11 short-and-sweet updates from a host of travel industry legends, you can see in the new year in style. New Year’s resolutions rarely work, so why not get ahead of the game (and your ‘meh’ January willpower) and prep in advance?
Whether you’re a home-based advisor in Hamilton or in-store in Surfers, you can catch one of two live sessions suitable for Kiwi and Aussie attendees (8:30 am or noon AEDT). Don’t forget, there’s a replay option, too!
Your pre-NYE resolutions
This isn’t like that 3x-weekly gym commitment you pretended you were excited about. Nope, this is a pain-free 30-minute commitment to touring the world with Virgin Voyages, Windstar Cruises, Hurtigruten, Rocky Mountaineer, Great Journeys New Zealand, Grasshopper Adventures, as well as a dedicated session on Japan featuring Kyushu, Fukuoka and Oita. Oh, and a US session featuring Colorado & Oklahoma. All experienced while sipping your flat white!
Not only can you effortlessly upgrade your 2023 skills, but you can also WIN a $100 gift card if you register before the first session this Thursday (3 November). $100 towards your NYE champers, maybe? Keep reading to find out the other prizes, too.
Thursday 3 November: Virgin Voyages & Windstar Cruises
Justin Southern kicks off our 11-part series with his Virgin Voyages preso. They didn’t just build a cruise, they set out to create a revolutionary way to explore the world. From longer stays and overnights at ports to diverse entertainment and dining experiences, your clients will never want to sail any other way. Plus, all Virgin Voyages sailings include over $600 in extras, including dining, Wi-Fi, group fitness classes, tips, and essential drinks.
Talking of drinks. Virgin Voyages have a bottle of Moet to give away!
Curious about Windstar Cruises? Take a fun virtual journey with Clare Wheeler-Smith as she reveals the ships, onboard experiences, target market, and the upcoming AU/NZ season.
Thursday 10 November: Hurtigruten & Rocky Mountaineer
Join Thomas Gentz as he shares the thrills of a Hurtigruten Alaska expedition cruise. Experience wildlife thrills, stunning scenery, and rich culture across a land framed by vast forests and towering mountain ranges. Thomas reveals the connection between eagles, bears, gold, kayaks and feet as shows you around Alaska.
Choo-choose this presentation by Tony Soden from Rocky Mountaineer. Their world-renowned luxury train journeys through Western Canada and the American Southwest offer the best way to experience some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. You’ll learn what’s new for the 2023 season, plus you could bag yourself a sweet-as Rocky Mountaineer goodie bag!
Kyushu is the most southerly of Japan’s four largest islands, known for warm, humid summers and mild winters, making it easy to visit in all seasons. Carolyn Nightingale reveals all about Kyushu’s wide plains, relaxing beaches, active volcanoes, abundant hot springs, and delicious food.
Kate Cuthbertson revs you up with a virtual tour of Fukuoka and the surrounding prefecture at the Northern tip of Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. You’ll love hearing how it’s the birthplace of Tonkotsu-style ramen, along with its diverse landscapes, world-class cuisine, and fascinating history.
Yes, three presos in one! Join Rebecca George to find out more about Oita Prefecture, also on Kyushu Island. Renowned for its invigorating onsen (hot springs), this diverse and unspoiled region of Japan also offers breathtaking scenery, culinary specialities, and countless cultural and historical attractions.
Thursday 24 November: Great Journeys New Zealand & Grasshopper Adventures
Experience a picture-perfect journey through the heart of New Zealand with Michelle Daniels from Great Journeys New Zealand. From sleeping volcanoes to cascading waterfalls, sparkling cities to quaint rural farmsteads, golden beaches to snow-capped mountains, build your client’s dream itinerary. Choose from their hand-crafted selection of packages and tours, including world-class rail journeys.
With 18 years of experience in bike touring and active travel in Asia, Grasshopper Adventures guarantees industry-leading service and carefully crafted cycling itineraries. Ingrid Berthelsen spills the tea on original experiences beyond the beaten path. Ones that offer incredible rides, full Immersion, and community connections across Asia’s fascinating and diverse cultures.
Colorado LOVES Aussies, and Millie Brown has a lot to say about getting your clients to explore the rocky mountain state year-round. From its historic and scenic rail journeys to hiking and biking the mountains, exploring the Wild West towns and experiencing the state city’s pioneering culture, Colorado has a ton to offer. How much? You’ll have to wait to hear all about it from Millie (hint: there are a lot of ghost towns).
Get your kicks on more than 640 kilometres of Route 66 in Oklahoma with Carolyn Nightingale. The nation’s longest driveable stretch of Route 66 cuts through Oklahoma, making its way past charming towns, roadside diners, and quirky attractions. Experience Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and authentic hometowns and all their charms along the Mother Road.
The BYO Coffee Cluster Series is supported by Pelikin Travel Money. Join their digital travel money card affiliate program to earn money on every dollar your client spends overseas. No sign-up cost for you, and no loading or re-loading fees for your clients! Learn more here.
Register and win, plus weekly prizes
In case you missed it, you need to click register pretty much RIGHT NOW to be in with a chance to snag a $100 gift card. Register here by Thursday 3 November to get in the draw.
Remember we promised more prizes? There’s a $50 gift card up for grabs each week for those who attend live, plus some cool supplier swag, too.
Got a question about these webinars? Reach out to NTIA award-winning Charlie (congrats!) at email@example.com.
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