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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

As we begin our third year as a Cruise Holidays franchise owner, we want to say “Thank You” to our loyal customers who have virtually followed us to our new location.  Meanwhile, we are adding new customers and finding new friends.
I have always loved the leisure travel business.  I completed my travel certification in 1995 and worked part time in the travel trade. After my early retirement from Qwest in 2002, I joined the staff at Cruise Holidays of Bellevue.  After working in the store for eight years, I made the transition to Cruise Holidays franchise owner in February of 2010.  As a “virtual office” agency, I can manage my business from anywhere.

Garry has retired from his previous line of work (project management) and has joined me, full time, in our travel business.  He is supporting our agency in marketing and travel research. Garry is working to become an “Accredited Cruise Counselor” – he should earn his credentials by early spring.  He will focus on cruises and land-based vacation planning while I remain dedicated to cruise planning.

 Our new location has not impacted our ability to serve our customers in the Northwest (we kept our 425 telephone number). We are affiliated with Cruise Holidays and can continue to find the great cruise values that you have learned to expect from Cruise Holidays.

Our business focus is leisure travel – more than 80% of our bookings are for cruises.  However, we are expanding our land vacation knowledge without diluting our cruise expertise.  We look forward to booking your next vacation – on land or at sea.  Our mission is to help make your travel dreams come true.

All in all, it has been a good year.  We are thankful for our health, our clients, our family, and friends.  We hope all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed holiday season.  May the love and warmth of this wonderful season be with you and your family.  May God bless you in the New Year!

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Anita Thompson