Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Holland America Line’s ‘On Stage Alaska’ Presentation Brings The Great Land to You

Several years ago we attended a Holland America Line complimentary “On Stage Alaska” presentation hosted by our local AAA travel agency. It was very impressive, with not only a film and Alaska native forlkloric dance group to inform and entertain attendees, but also a tour of one of the cruise line’s special coaches on hand to offer a glimpse of what to expect when touring Denali. Designed for travel partners to help their clients learn more about the cruise line’s award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, the line’s “On Stage Alaska” presentations will again be visiting cities across the United States and Canada this fall. Travel partners who are interested in showcasing Land + Sea Journeys to Alaska and the Yukon can offer their clients a glimpse into the region’s history, spectacular scenery, wildlife, and local hospitality. The live event is scheduled to visit cities throughout the United States and if you are interested, watch the travel section of your local newspaper for an announcement of it coming to your area.

“Our Land+Sea Journeys offer many wonderful options, and the On Stage Alaska presentation is the easiest and most informative way to be sure our travel partners have all of the information and tools they need to sell a Holland America Line Alaska vacation to their clients,” said Eva Jenner, vice president, North America Sales, Holland America Line. “The positive feedback we continue to receive from travel partners who arrange the On Stage Alaska presentations tells us that they are a valuable tool in helping our travel partners succeed.”

The program, which is produced by Holland America Line and is in its 33rd year, features the line’s 2016 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys destination film and includes an entertaining and informative performance by people who have lived and worked in the Great Land. On Stage Alaska also provides information about the Yukon Territory that is included on some Land+Sea Journeys, as well as details about Holland America Line’s Alaska cruise itineraries. A three-week incentive booking promotion provides travel professionals with another tool to complete bookings.

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen increased attendance and a growth in Land+Sea Journeys bookings associated with On Stage Alaska events,” said Jenner. “With some 300 showings and nearly 20,000 people attending each year, it’s easy to see the potential for travel partners.”

Holland America Line has been Alaska’s leading tour operator for nearly 70 years. The line has seven premium ships in the region offering 130 Alaska cruises and more than 30 different Land+Sea Journeys programs in 2016. The Land+Sea Journeys combine an Alaska cruise with an overland exploration, and options for 2016 range from 10 to 20 days and are in two distinct series with cruise-first or land-first choices: Yukon and Denali Land+Sea Journeys and Denali Land+Sea Journeys.

Image: Courtesy of Holland America Line

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