Signature Travel Network has announced that Karryn Christopher, executive vice-president of preferred partnerships and marketing, has been named godmother of Viking Gersemi, one of Viking’s newest river ships. Christopher attended the naming ceremony held recently in Paris. The ceremony was also attended by several women who were named godmothers of other Viking ships. The celebration marked 25 years of sailing for the cruise line.
Signature Travel Network’s 2021 Conference kicked off on Wednesday, November 10, in Las Vegas. During the opening ceremony, Signature president and CEO Alex Sharpe told the 1,100 advisors (including over 400 first-time attendees) and nearly 600 supplier partners in attendance that “If there was ever a time to declare that we are ‘Signature Strong,’ is certainly now.?”
Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line's former CEO, told Signature Travel Network members to embrace the opportunities of the world's new normal rather than look for a return to the past. Speaking to Signature advisors virtually, Stuart said that the "the rebirth of the travel industry is coming."
With the surge of the delta variant in Hawaii forcing cancellation of its 2021 Owners’ Meeting, Signature Travel Network held the meeting virtually with hopes that this will be the last virtual gathering for the industry.
Signature Travel Network highlighted its ability to be flexible after canceling its Owners' Meeting after a surge of the delta variant hit Hawaii. The event was shifted to a virtual format but continued with its optimistic message.
Covid-19 regulations forced Signature Travel Network to cancel its regional meetings this spring, but that has not deterred president and CEO Alex Sharpe, who this month will begin traveling to meet with 185 agency owners over the next two months.
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