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Terry Dale to Keynote TPI Conference
02/21/2007 - Travel Professionals International

Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s largest network of home-based travel agents, today announced that Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President & CEO, Terry Dale, will be the keynote speaker at its 2007 Annual Conference, Sailing to Success – platinum sponsored by MyTravel.

Dale, who regularly speaks in front of thousands of agents at major US travel trade shows, will be joined in speaking to the gathered group for the commencement day of the largest annual conference in TPI’s history by Morris Chia, TPI’s President & CEO.

“Terry is an industry icon,” exclaimed Chia, “and we are honoured to have someone of his caliber join us to impart his knowledge and love of travel sales to our Associates.”

Dale joined CLIA in December 2003 following an 18-year career in association management and tourism development. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of NYC & Company – the Convention and Visitors Bureau of New York City. Prior to joining NYC & Company in 1998, Dale served on the NYC 2008 Olympic Organizing Committee and as President of the Greater Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau in Providence, RI.

“It’s a true privilege to speak with TPI’s large network of home-based agents about the many ways in which CLIA’s training and educational programs position travel sellers as the consumer’s very best resource for planning cruise vacations,” said Dale.

Along with Dale, CLIA will be represented at TPI’s 2007 Annual Conference by Tom Cogan, CLIA’s Director of Training, who will be providing workshops and training sessions to be used toward CLIA certification levels for the over 130 Associates attending TPI’s largest annual conference to date.

TPI’s 2007 Annual Conference, Sailing to Success – platinum sponsored by MyTravel – sails May 20-26, 2007, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Freeport, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Costa Maya, Mexico.