Cruise Holidays - Attheta Travel

I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Security Tips for Travelers

[1] Scan important travel documents and store them in your e-mail account — This allows you to easily access your passport, passport photos, visa, airline tickets, itinerary, etc., securely via e-mail.

[2] Pack only one or two credit cards — Decide on one or two credit cards that are accepted worldwide and leave all other cards at home. Call the credit-card vendors and let them know which countries you will be going to and also the timeframe of your travel.

[3] Don’t pack your Social Security card or bank checkbook — A Social Security number (SSN)and address are the only information needed to steal an identity, and a stolen check is a gateway to a banking account. Leave behind any other cards or documents you may routinely carry that contain your SSN.

[4] Store valuables in the hotel safe — Valuables include your cash, credit cards and, especially, your passport. After all, what could be more valuable than your ability to return home?

[5] Avoid free wireless networks — Do not check your financial information, such as online banking activities, from street cafe computers or free wireless networks. There could be malicious software installed, and your account could be compromised.

[6] Safeguard documents not traveling with you — Leave the following documents in a safe deposit box or in a fireproof safe at home: Social Security card, birth certificate, copy of your passport, checkbook and deposit slips, bills and statements, medical cards, extra credit and ATM/debit cards and any other financial or identifiable documents.

Extract from article written by Monica Poing, published  in Travelagewest Magazine, dated 2/15/2010

Read the complete article in online magazine

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Opportunites with Globus

Yesterday, I was fortunate to have lunch with a Regional Sales Manager for Globus. At that time, I learned more about the leisure travel options available thru the Globus family.

First – Class Escorted: “Shows travelers the must-see sight around the world, with the most experienced Tour Directors who tell the stories behind these sights.”

Value Escorted: “opens up all the possibilities for value-minded travelers with escorted packages that combine the benefits of group and independent travel.”

Independent packages: “Ideal for the first time a travel visits a destination, these vacations feature independent travel with hassle-free arrangements. Local Hosts help maximize traveler’s freedom and fun.” Monograms offers pre/post cruise packages that can be added to most European cruises.

River & Small-Ship Cruising: “presents one of the most convenient ways to discover destinations in a new way, with a cruise on the industry’s youngest fleet along the word’s most remarkable waterways.”

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Cruise Ships in 2010

Several cruise lines have announced new ships for 2010. Read the full story in USA Today about these new cruise ships:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Holland America
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Costa Cruises

 Click HERE to read article.