With the new program, agents will compete for US$20,000 worth of prizes, and also benefit from expertise from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SBA’s resource partner, the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, as well as from renowned entrepreneurs Daymond John from ABC’s reality TV show, ‘Shark Tank’, who will present the grand prize to Your Winning Plan’s champion.
Advisors will also hear from representatives from CLIA, ASTA and Carnival’s business development team with special training on social media, Carnival booking tools and the importance of developing a strong business plan.
Your Winning Plan is open to all travel advisors across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Events will take place in seven US cities, plus there will also be an all-virtual event. The grand finale will also be simulated virtually. The virtual event is scheduled for Aug. 5, and the grand finale event is set for Houston, TX on Sept. 27.
“Your Winning Plan emphasizes the win-win partnerships between travel advisors and Carnival Cruise Line,” said Adolfo Perez, Carnival’s Senior VP of Global Sales and Trade Marketing. “Not only will this series personify the spirit of Carnival fun, but it will demonstrate the partnership value Carnival brings to travel advisors through real, first-time expertise from the Small Business Administration and renowned entrepreneur Daymond John.”
Your Winning Plan’s competition will choose seven semi-finalists, one from each event, judged by a panel of experts from Carnival, CLIA and ASTA. In addition to a $2,500 prize to use toward implementing their winning business plans, each semi-finalist will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the grand finale event in Houston to compete to be named Your Winning Plan’s champion and receive a $5,000 grand prize.
At the program finale in Houston, attendees will also hear from Carnival President Christine Duffy, Perez and members of Carnival’s leadership team.
To register, travel advisors should visit: GoCCL.com. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.