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Long Island
Josephine Emeli, Director, longisland@ossn.com, 1-631-273-6440

February 3, 2015, 07:00PM

An Evening with Exclusive Group Travel.
by Steve Gorga: President and CEO.

IHOP: International House of Pancakes

667 motor parkway.
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: $0., Non-members: $0.

RSVP at longisland@ossn.com

The OSSN Long Island Chapter Members are proud and honored to announce the presence of Steve Gorga President and CEO of Exclusive Group Travel at our February 3rd, 2015 Chapter Meeting. Food and beverages will be served.


Hawaii
Stephanie Doane, Director, hawaii-ossn@ossn.com, 808-685-4324

February 4, 2015, 6:00PM

Disneyland Resort Diaond Celebration
by Jim Vega

Dave and Buster's

1030 Auwahi Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: FREE, Non-members: Members Only

Email or Text


San Francisco-East Bay
Juliet Vercelli, Director, sanfrancisco-eastbay, 707-747-6176

February 4, 2015, 5:00PM

Travel Trade Show
by Buck Wilson and Susan Wolfe

Crowne Plaza

45 John Glenn Drive
Concord, California 94520

Mapquest

For More Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaboek96711b11d2&llr=cqr9u9n6

Members: Free

We look forward to having you with us at the fabulous Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek. The evening program will introduce you to many suppliers, some old friends from past shows and some exciting new ones. Join us for an evening of networking, learning about new options and finding ideas that will stimulate your business. Join your colleagues and enjoy hors d'oeuvres & cocktails as we celebrate an evening of travel. When Wednesday, February 4th Reception & Trade Show 5:30-7:45pm Optional Presentation Alaska Seminar 4:30-5:30pm


NC-CENTRAL
Barbara D Ovittore, Director, nc-central@ossn.com, 336-454-3111

February 5, 2015, 6:30PM

Product updates for VACATION EXPRESS AND OSSN
by SHARON THURMAN- BDM

VILLA ROSA RESTAURANT

6010 LANDMARK CENTER BLVD
GREENSBORO, North Carolina 27407

Mapquest

For More Info: www.vacationexpress.com

Members: Members free- Sponsored dinner, Non-members: Non-members plus $5.00

Please RSVP to nc-cental@ossn.com or call. Limited space

Join us for more networking as we watch our chapter grow! Learn about the Vacation Express products and meet our new BDM- Sharon Thurman! I will also focus on the benefits of being a OSSN member, business networking and setting business goals and learning how to be a strong home-based agent! Please bring business cards.


Birmingham-Al Area
Away We Go, Director, birmingham-al@ossn.com, 205-901-4999

February 5, 2015, 12:00PM

OSSN Member Benefits & Services
by Doron Hines, Chapter Director

Logan's Roadhouse "Garage" US 280

100 Resource Center Pkwy
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

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For More Info:

Members: 0.00, Non-members: 0.00

birmingham-al@ossn.com


Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast
Vincent Yeck, CTA, DS, ACC, Director, palmbeach@ossn.com, 561-601-4208

February 5, 2015, 5:00PM

Norwegian Escape Presentation
by Norwegian Leadership Team

Marriott ~ West Palm Beach

1001 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Mapquest

For More Info: http://www.cvent.com/Events/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=8bb0d0f8-e626-4319-919a-1bd8face1939

Members: $20 Through NCL's Online Registration, Non-members: $20 Through NCL's Online Registration

RSVP and Payment of $20 must be made through this link: http://www.cvent.com/Events/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=8bb0d0f8-e626-4319-919a-1bd8face1939

Join OSSN for a chapter networking meeting on February 5th at 5:00pm before NCL’s Partner’s First Dinner at the Marriott on Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach. Please meet us in the lounge prior to NCL’s presentation so that we can discuss the big changes and opportunities that OSSN has to offer this coming year! Although space is limited, you must register for this event since attending the OSSN meeting will not allow entrance to NCL’s Dinner and presentation. Register here, space is limited! http://www.cvent.com/Events/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=8bb0d0f8-e626-4319-919a-1bd8face1939


North Central MA., NH & VT
Ellen Kettle, Director, ncentralma@ossn.com, 978-257-2795

February 10, 2015, 530PM

Booking Unforgettable Goway Vacations!
by John McGonigle, General Manager with Goway Travel

Chen Yang Li Restaurant, Bedford, NH

124 South River Road (across from Macy's & Bedford Mall)
Bedford, NH, Massachusetts 03110

Mapquest

For More Info: www.goway.com

Members: Free to attend, Non-members: Free to attend

No later than Tuesday, Feb 3rd.

Save the Date! Tuesday, Feb 10th...A great meeting is planned. Networking from 530pm, meeting and dinner to follow from 6pm. John McGonigle, General Manager Sales with Goway Travel will be visiting with us and is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Austin, Texas
Mike MacKenna, Director, austin.tx@ossn.com, 512-922-5993

February 10, 2015, 6:00PM

Direct packages from Houston
by Vacation Express and Bahamas Visitor Center

Dinner Presentation

Renaissance Arboretum Hotel, 921 Arbouretum Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759

Mapquest

For More Info: https://www.vacationexpress.com/Res/STWMain.aspx?Action=HOME

Please register on-line.


INDIANA
Diane Wilson, Director, indiana@ossn.com, 317-650-5648

February 10, 2015, 9:30AM

Sandals, Beaches, Grand Pineapple
by Trish Hartlage

Le Peeps Keystone Commons

8487 Union Chapel Road, #240
indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Mapquest

For More Info: www.sandals.com

Members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own), Non-members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own)

RSVP to indiana@ossn.com


Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, ftworthtx@ossn.com, 817-535-7077

February 10, 2015, 6:00PM

Travel Safe Insurance
by Carlos Cividanes

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

Added to schedule


North Central MA., NH & VT
Ellen Kettle, Director, ncentralma@ossn.com, 978-257-2795

February 10, 2015, 530PM

Booking Unforgettable Goway Vacations!
by John McGonigle, General Manager with Goway Travel

Chen Yang Li Restaurant, Bedford, NH

124 South River Road (across street from Macy's & Bedford Mall)
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free to attend, Non-members: Free to attend

No later than Tuesday, Feb 3rd.

Save the Date! Tuesday, Feb 10th...A great meeting is planned. Networking from 530pm, meeting and dinner to follow from 6pm. John McGonigle, General Manager Sales with Goway Travel will be visiting with us and is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!!


Dallas
Rosaline C. Tench, Director, Dallas@ossn.com, 214-693-5181

February 11, 2015, 5:30PM

TravelSafe
by Carlos E. Cividanes

Spring –Creek Barbeque

3939 West Emporium Circle
Mesquite, Texas 75150-6513

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: $5.00


RI/South Central MA
Maryellen Yeager, CTA, Director, rhode.island@ossn.com, 401-556-2200

February 11, 2015, 6:30PM

New Chapter Orientation

Fountain Street Grille at LeFoyer

151 Fountain Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: Free

rhode.island@ossn.com

Due to inclement weather, we will be postponing our meeting this week. Event details are still the same and we will still have a photographer onsite for professional headshots for those who wish. Please RSVP by February 4th and stay safe!


Chicago
Jennifer Brown, Director, chicago-il@ossn.com, 773-836-7151 or 248-231-1657

February 11, 2015, 6:00PM

AMA Waterways, Auto Europe
by MaryMargaret Ruether, Chuck Passwaters

TBD


, Illinois

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBD, Non-members: TBD


Southern Illinois
Denise Hangsleben, Director, belleville.il@ossn.com, 618-623-9760

February 12, 2015, 6:00PM

Share your strengths
by All Members

Schiappas

1411 West US Highway 50
O'Fallon, Illinois 62269

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: Free

belleville.il@ossn.com

Each member will have a few minutes to talk about something they feel they have expertise in that will help the others in the group. For example, some are great at apps and can share some great apps others can use; while some are great with spreadsheets and can share great uses for those; others might have info on a section of the industry such as certain resort, country, cruiseline, or destination. Everyone has something to share and what I love about our group is that we are not afraid to share it! There is no competition here, only a desire to see all do well, and all are doing as well as they possibly can because of that attitude! Come join us and watch your business grow!


San Antonio Chapter
Micky Dixon, Director, satx@ossn.com, 210-497-3198

February 15, 2015, 6:15PM

Networking

TBD


San Antonio, Texas

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: $5.00, Non-members: $5.00

Please RSVP


Mesa/Phoenix A
Paula Goldsmith, Director, Arizona@ossn.com , 480-588-6941

February 16, 2015, 10AM

Carnival Cruise Lines
by Amy Shortall Business Development Director

Famous Dave's Restaurant

1011 North Dobson RD
Mesa , Arizona

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Supplier to host Lunch after the meeting. , Non-members: Free, Supplier to host Lunch after the meeting.

Agent & Agency Information & DATE Of Meeting To: Arizona@ossn.com

"Please," RSVP Below If You Can Come. We need A Count. WE'RE BRINGING CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO YOU! Dear Travel Professional, Please join us for a FUN-tastic morning dedicated to you. Carnival Cruise Lines newest BDM in Arizona is looking forward to meeting you. Amy may be new to Arizona but she has been with Carnival for over 25 years and based in Kansas City. Our meeting will be an informative session that will take you through the latest initiatives at Carnival, including a product update, the most recent marketing tools and enhancements on GOCCL.COM. We hope you join us! Amy Shortall Business Development Director Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 NW 87th Ave. Miami, Florida 33178 (Directions: Famous Dave's Restaurant 1011 North Dobson RD Mesa, AZ Mesa Riverview Shopping Area=SE Corner Of N. Dobson & 202. Near The Cracker Barrel & Bass Pro Shop) Bring your questions & network with other agents. Bring Your Business Cards. "Space Is Very Limited" "You Must RSVP" Paula Goldsmith Mesa/Phoenix AZ Arizona@ossn.com 480-588-6941


DC-VA Chapter
Victoria Briggs, Director, dc-va@ossn.com, 703-967-9578

February 17, 2015, 11:30AM

How to increase your sales with Holland America & Seabourn
by Jenni BenBassett - BDM for Holland America and Seabourn

Total Wine & More Plaza at Landmark

6240 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA, Washington DC 22312

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: 0.00, Non-members: 10.00

RSVP by Friday, February 13, 2015

Bring a travel agent guest! We had 5 new members join at our January meeting!


DC-VA Chapter
Victoria Briggs, Director, dc-va@ossn.com, 703-967-9578

February 17, 2015, 11:30AM

How to increase your sales with Holland America & Seabourn
by Jenni BenBasset BDM for Holland America & Seabourn

Total Wine & More - Plaza at Landmark

6240 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: 0.00, Non-members: 10.00

RSVP by Friday, Feb 13, 2015

Bring a travel agent guest! We had 5 new members join at our January meeting!


Charlotte, North Carolina
Latesha Smith, Director, charlotte@oss.com, 1-800-422-0776

February 18, 2015, 6:00PM

Peninsula Round Table
by Travel Trade Show

Crown Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

5700 West Park Dr.
Charlotte , North Carolina 28217

Mapquest

For More Info:

Please go to www.peninsulashows.com to registar for this event.

Come out and enjoy this wonderful event. This an opportunity to meet different suppliers and get to know about there products they have to offer. You must register for this event! See you there......


Wisconsin Iowa
Kim Medelberg, Director, wisconsin-iowa@ossn.com , 608-845-9166

February 18, 2015, 7:00 PM

TravelSafe Insurance
by Bonnie O'Neill

Cool Beans

1748 Eagon Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Mapquest

For More Info:

, Non-members: 5.00

R.S.V.P. to Kim Medelberg by Wednesday 11 February

Everything you need to know about Travel Safe for 2015 This is a tentative date; I'm waiting for the final date from Travel Safe BRING A TRAVEL AGENT FRIEND


New Mexico
Martha Powell, Director, albuquerque@ossn.com, 505-554-1930

February 19, 2015, 11:30AM


by Holly Sievers, Exclusive Group Travel

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

901 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

Mapquest

For More Info: http://www.exclusivegrouptravel.com/

Members: Free, Non-members: $5.00

RSVP by email/phone


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

February 19, 2015, 6:00PM


LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

Mapquest

For More Info:


San Francisco-East Bay
Juliet Vercelli, Director, sanfrancisco-eastbay@ossn.com, 707-747-6176

February 19, 2015, 5:30PM

NCL
by Carmen Calero

Westin San Francisco

1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, California 94030

Mapquest

For More Info: http://www.cvent.com/Events/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=8bb0d0f8-e626-4319-919a-1bd8face1939

Members: $20 CC guarantee

Click link to RSVP

The Norwegian leadership team will be traveling North America in January, February and March, 2015. Please accept this invitation to join us for cocktails, dinner and a presentation as we prepare to launch our most innovative ship ever - Norwegian Escape. Did we mention the free cruise? We'll be giving away one seven-day balcony stateroom at every event! The cocktail reception begins at 5:30pm with dinner and a Norwegian Escape presentation from 6:30pm-8:30pm (with the exception of the Toronto event, which begins at 6:00pm).


NC- CENTRAL
BARBARA D OVITTORE, Director, nc-central@ossn.com, 336-454-3111

February 19, 2015, 5-9PM

PENINSULA TRADE SHOW with fine list of exhibitors
by PENINSULA ROUND TABLE BY TRAVEL TRADE SHOW

MARRIOTT GREENSBORO HIGH POINT AIRPORT

ONE MARRIOTT DRIVE
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409

Mapquest

For More Info: www.peninsulashows.com

Members: FREE to Travel Agents -no children

www.peninsulashows.com to register for this event.

Join OSSN and Peninsula Travel Presentations, Inc., as they provide a series if 5-minute round table presentations to small groups of 7-8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for suppliers to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their products to prospective clients. Reception, Dinner and Door Prizes are included. You must register for this event! Hope to see you there!


Greater Maryland Area
Anne M. Smith, CTA, DS, MCC, Director, baltimore@ossn.com, 443-250-2666

February 19, 2015, 6:00PM

Join Disney Destinations to learn about 2015 Walt Disney Travel Company packages as well as what’s new at Walt Disney World. Find out about the Disney differences on Disney Cruise Line and 2015/2016 itineraries. Take a closer looking at our online tool disneytravelagents.com including online bookings, collateral orders and marketing tools.
by Mary Rittenhouse, CTC, District Sales Manager, Travel Agency Sales, Disney Destinations

Eggspectations Restaurant in the New Large Meeting Space - (410) 750-3115

6010 University Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Mapquest

For More Info: www.disneytravelagents.com

Members: $5.00 for Members, Non-members: $15.00 for Non-Members

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as we will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Come prepared to take a lot of notes.

Please only RSVP for yourself and your guest that is NOT an agent under your agency. Allow your travel agents/IC's to RSVP to their own RSVP invite using their email address on file with OSSN. Feel free to remind them to RSVP.


San Diego
Lei Gonzalez, Director, san-diego@ossn.com, 619-495-6015

February 19, 2015, 11:30AM

Celebrating 50 years with Princess Cruise Line
by Laura Moore - Princess Cruise Lines

Humphrey's Grill - Sheraton La Jolla

3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, California 92037

Mapquest

For More Info: www.princess.com

Members: 10.00, Non-members: 10.00

RSVP to san-diego@ossn.com


Greater St Louis
Linda M Shipp, CTC, MCC, DS, Director, stcharlesmo@ossn.com, 314-374-6910

February 24, 2015, 6:30PM

Travel Save Insurance
by Bonnie O'Neill, BDM

Fallon's Pub & Grill

9200 Olive Blvd,
St Louis, Missouri 63105

Mapquest

For More Info:

Now is the time to update what you know about travel insurance. TravelSafe is an OSSN preferred supplier of travel insurance.


Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast
Vincent Yeck, CTA, DS, ACC, Director, palmbeach@ossn.com, 561-601-4208

February 24, 2015, 06:00PM

Trade Show and Round Table Presentations
by PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC

TBD


West Palm Beach, Florida

Mapquest

For More Info: www.peninsulashows.com/

Members: Free-but Must register at www.peninsulashows.com, Non-members: Free-but Must register at www.peninsulashows.com

www.peninsulashows.com

Join OSSN and PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC., as they provide a series of 5 minute round table presentations to small groups of 7 to 8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for vendors to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their product to prospective travelers. Reception, Dinner and Door Prizes are included. Plan to attend--You will not regret it!


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, NJ-South@ossn.com, 856-344-2990

February 25, 2015, 6:30PM

CIE Tours International
by Stephanie Governali, Director of Sales NJ

Red Hot & Blue (at the Holiday Inn)

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Mapquest

For More Info:

, Non-members: $10

Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email NJ-South@ossn.com


Daytona Area
Myrtis Rimassa, Director, ormondbeach@ossn.com, 386-233-3515

February 25, 2015, 6:00PM

Trade Show and Round Table Presentations
by PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC

TBD


Orlando, Florida

Mapquest

For More Info: www.peninsulashows.com/

Members: Free, but MUST register at www.peninsulashows.com, Non-members: Free, but MUST register at www.peninsulashows.com

Join OSSN and PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC., as they provide a series of 5-minute round table presentations to small groups of 7-8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for suppliers to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their products to prospective clients. Reception, Dinner and Door Prizes are included. We hope to see you there!


Boston
Kem White, Director, Boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

March 3, 2015, 6:30PM

Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple
by Tamara Richard, Sandals BDM - Massachusetts

TBD


Mapquest

For More Info: www.sandals.com


Tampa
Kira Solomon, Director, Tampa@ossn.com, 908-472-5936

March 6, 2015, 5:00PM

FunJet
by Ariane Lewis

McAlister’s Deli (Westshore)

4410 W Boy Scout Blvd #150
Tampa, Florida 33607

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: FREE - Pay for own meals/drinks, Non-members: FREE - Pay for own meals/drinks

Please RSVP to Tampa@ossn.com to secure your space. We are very limited on space. If you RSVP and then find that you cannot make it, let me know so I can open your space up to someone else.


Toms River NJ Chapter
Robin Savage CTA, ACC, Director, toms.river@ossn.com, 732-244-5662

March 10, 2015, 5:00PM

Trade Show and Round Table Presentations
by PENINSULAS TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC.

TBD


Florham Park, New Jersey

Mapquest

For More Info: www.peninsulashows.com/

Members: Free-but Must register at www.peninsulashows.com, Non-members: Free-but Must register at www.peninsulashows.com

Join OSSN and PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC., as they provide a series of 5 minute round table presentations to small groups of 7 to 8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for vendors to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their product to prospective travelers. Reception, Dinner and Door Prizes are included. Hope to see you there!


DC-VA Chapter
Victoria Briggs, Director, dc-va@ossn.com, 703-967-9578

March 10, 2015, 11:30AM

GoGo Worldwide Vacations
by Vivette Douglas

Total Wine & More - Plaza at Landmark Shopping Center

6240 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

TBA

Please mark your calendars for this informative presentation by Vivette Douglas and GoGo Worldwide Vacations. Agents will be able to sign up for GoGo bookings at the meeting if you are not already registered. Invitations will be sent out in February with full details.


DC-VA chapter
Victoria Briggs, Director, dc-va@ossn.com, 703-967-9578

March 10, 2015, 11:30AM

GoGo Worldwide Vacations
by Vivette Douglas

Total Wine & More-Plaza at Landmark Shopping Center

6240 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA, Washington DC 22312

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

TBA

Please mark your calendars for this informative presentation by Vivette Douglas and GoGo Worldwide Vacations. Agents will be able to sign up for GoGo bookings at the meeting if you are not already registered. Invitations will be sent out in February with full details.


San Diego
Lei Gonzalez, Director, san-diego@ossn.com, 619-495-6015

March 10, 2015, AM

Sending your clients to Asia using China Tours
by Peter Wen - China Tours

TBD


Mapquest

For More Info:

RSVP to san-diego@ossn.com

Additional information will follow.


Tampa
Kirs Solomon, Director, Tampa@ossn.com, 908-472-5936

March 10, 2015, 5:00PM

Globus Family of Brands
by Denise Fraind

McAlister’s Deli (Westshore)

4410 Boy Scout Blvd, Suite 150
Tampa, Florida 33607

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: FREE - Pay for own meals/drinks, Non-members: FREE - Pay for own meals/drinks

Please RSVP to Tampa@ossn.com to secure your space. We are very limited on space. If you RSVP and then find that you cannot make it, let me know so I can open your space up to someone else.

Learn about Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways.


Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, ftworthtx@ossn.com, 817-535-7077

March 10, 2015, 6:00AM

Princess Cruises
by Scott Moon

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

Date change from Feb 10 to March Travel Safe Insurance will be Feb supplier


INDIANA
Diane Wilson, Director, indiana@ossn.com, 317-650-5648

March 11, 2015, 9:30AM

MTL Vacations
by Rebecca Wilson

Le Peeps Keystone Commons

8487 Union Chapel Road, #240
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Mapquest

For More Info: www.mltvacations.com

Members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own), Non-members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own)

RSVP to indiana@ossn.com


San Francisco-East Bay
Juliet Vercelli, Director, san francisco-eastbay@ossn.com, 707-747-6176

March 11, 2015, 6:00PM

Goway
by Steve Spurlock

Walnut Creek Library TB Confirmed


Mapquest

For More Info: http://www.goway.com/

Since 1970 Goway Travel has been providing unforgettable travel experiences to some of the world's most exotic and interesting destinations. Inspiring people to reach out and explore, experience and enjoy far away places and helping to turn travel dreams into reality.


Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

March 12, 2015, 5:00PM

Peninsula Round Table Travel Trade Show
by Peninsula Shows

Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn

15 Middlesex Canal Park Rd
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

Mapquest

For More Info:

Please register at http://peninsulashows.com/Travel-Agent-Registration.php


RI/South Central MA
Maryellen Yeager, Director, rhode.island@ossn.com, 401-556-2200

March 12, 2015, 5:00PM


by Peninsula Travel Presentations

Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn

15 Middlesex Canal Park Rd.
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

Mapquest

For More Info: http://www.peninsulashows.com/index.php

Members: Free, Non-members: Free

Register online at http://www.peninsulashows.com/index.php

Come join other productive travel agents for an educational and enjoyable evening of round table presentations from leading travel industry companies!


Southern Illinois
Denise Hangsleben, Director, belleville.il@ossn.com, 618-623-9760

March 12, 2015, 6:00PM

Apple Vacations updates
by Sandy Meyer

TBD


, Illinois

Mapquest

For More Info: abe.applevacations.com

Members: FREE if RSVP

belleville.il@ossn.com

Sandy offers a great presentation with hand on if you Bring your laptop if you need help! Otherwise, enjoy an update with how Apple can help your business grow!


North Central MA., NH & VT
Ellen Kettle, Director, ncentralma@ossn.com, 978-257-2795

March 12, 2015, 500PM

Trade Show, Roundtable Discussions, Dinner
by Peninsua Travel Show

The Crown Plaza Boston-Woburn, Ma

Middlesex Canal Park Rd
Woburn, Ma, New Hampshire

Mapquest

For More Info: www.peninsulatravelshow.com

Register thru Peninsula Show website

Details for the Peninsula Shows may be accessed thru the OSSN website...see Event Schedule, scroll to bottom of page and click link to Peninsula Shows. Or go directly to www.peninsulashows.com to register and read complete schedule information. A Great Show...not to be missed! RSVP soon.


North Central MA., NH & VT
Ellen Kettle, Director, ncentralma@ossn.com, 978-257-2795

March 12, 2015, 500PM

Trade Show, Roundtable Discussions, Dinner
by Peninsua Travel Show

The Crown Plaza Boston-Woburn, Ma

Middlesex Canal Park Rd
Wobun, Massachusetts

Mapquest

For More Info: www.Peninsulashows.com

Register thru Peninsula Show website

Details for the Peninsula Shows may be accessed the OSSN website...see Event Schedule, scroll to bottom of page and click link to Peninsula Shows. Or go directly to www.peninsulashows.com to register and read complete schedule information. A Great Show...not to be missed! RSVP soon.


Chicago
Jennifer Brown, Director, chicago-il@ossn.com, 773-836-7151 or 248-231-1657

March 18, 2015, 6:00PM

Puerto Rico Tourism Board
by Suzanne Rodriguez

TBD


, Illinois

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Members: TBD, Non-members: TBD


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

March 19, 2015, 6:30PM


by Rosalie DeLoshoyos

LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 West Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Baltimore, MD Area
Anne M. Smith, CTA, DS, MCC, Director, baltimore@ossn.com, 443-250-2666

March 19, 2015, 6:00PM

Effectively Selling The Mark Travel Group
by Angela Bechtold, The Mark Travel Group

Eggspectations Restaurant in the New Large Meeting Space - (410) 750-3115

6010 University Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

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For More Info: http://www.marktravel.com/

Members: $0.00 for Members, Non-members: $15.00 for Non-Members

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as we will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Come prepared to take a lot of notes.

Please only RSVP for yourself and your guest that is NOT an agent under your agency. Allow your travel agents/IC's to RSVP to their own RSVP invite using their email address on file with OSSN. Feel free to remind them to RSVP.


Sarasota/Bradenton
Ron Getman, Director, sarasota@ossn.com, 941-725-4500

March 19, 2015, 6:00PM

Playa Resorts Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva The Royal
by Howard Tanenbaum Director of Sales Playa Resorts

Tara Golf and Country Club

6602 Drewrys Bluff
Bradenton, Florida 34203

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For More Info: www.playaresorts.com

Members: Dutch Treat dinner

sarasota@ossn.com

Our March OSSN meeting will feature Howard Tanenbaum, Director of Sales for Playa Resorts. At this meeting we will be exposed to the Playa Resort properties and what they have to offer for your clients. Their properties are in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. They includ the Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, The Royal at Playa del Carmen, Gran Caribe Real, Gran Porto Real, Secrets Capri, Dreams la Romana, Dreams Punta Cana, Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams Puerto Adventuras and the Hyata Ziva and Zilara at Rose Hall in Jamaica.


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, NJ-South@ossn.com, 856-344-2990

March 19, 2015, 5PM

Peninsula Trade Show and Round Table Presentations
by PENINSULAS TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC.

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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For More Info: http://www.peninsulashows.com/

, Non-members: 0

Got to the website to register!

Join OSSN and PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC., as they provide a series of 5 minute round table presentations to small groups of 7 to 8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for vendors to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their product to prospective travelers. Reception, Dinner and Door Prizes are included. Hope to see you there!


Tampa
Kirs Solomon, Director, Tampa@ossn.com, 908-472-5936

March 21, 2015, TBAAM

Carnival Cruise Line & Carnival Paradise
by Seth Grunes

Carnival Paradise - Tampa Cruise Port

1101 Channelside Drive
Tampa , Florida 33602

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Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

TBA

More information will be announced when the official invites are sent out.


Greater St Louis
Linda M Shipp, CTC, MCC, DS, Director, shipp_linda@ymail.com, 314-374-6910

March 24, 2015, 6:30PM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Patricia Petty, BDM

Fallon

9200 Olive Blvd,
St Louis, Missouri 63105

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For More Info: www.exclusivegrouptravel.com

Members: TBA, Non-members: $10.00

Come and meet our new supplier Exclusive Group Travel, Patricia Petty BDM. This is Patricia's first time as BDM for Exclusive Group Travel. We are sure it will be a great educational about this new supplier of OSSN.


Dallas
Rosaline C. Tench, Director, Dallas@ossn.com, 214-693-5181

March 25, 2015, 5:30PM

CCRA AirSelect Central
by Holly Carrig

Spring –Creek Barbeque

3939 West Emporium Circle (at Town East Boulevard),
Mesquite, Texas 75150-6513

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Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00


Dallas
Rosaline C. Tench, Director, Dallas@ossn.com, 214-693-5181

March 25, 2015, 5:30PM

Royal Caribbean International
by Tammie Ausman

Spring –Creek Barbeque

3939 W. Emporium Circle(by Town East Mall)
Mesquite, Texas 75150

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Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, NJ-South@ossn.com, 856-344-2990

March 25, 2015, 6:30PM

Vacation Express and Hard Rock Hotel
by Debi Tortoriello & Ellyn Gerstel

Red Hot & Blue (at the Holiday Inn)

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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Members: Free, Non-members: $10

Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email NJ-South@ossn.com


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

March 30, 2015, AM

Peninsula Trade Show
by Various Round Tables

Renaissance Richardson Hotel

900 East Lookout
Richardson, Texas 75082

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Dallas
Rosaline C. Tench, Director, Dallas@ossn.com, 214-693-5181

March 30, 2015, 5:00PM

Peninsula Travel Presentations Inc.
by Joe DiBerardino

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

900 E. Lookout Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082

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Members: Free


Austin, Texas
Mike MacKenna, Director, austin.tx@ossn.com, 512-922-5993

March 31, 2015, 7:00PM

Meet your vendors
by Various

Peninsula Travel Round Table

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6121 North Ih 35
Austin, Texas 78752

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For More Info: http://www.peninsulashows.com/

Please register on-line.


San Antonio Chapter
Micky Dixon, Director, san.antonio.tx@ossn.com, 210-497-3198

April 1, 2015, 5:00PM

PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC
by Various Vendors

TBA


San Antonio, Texas

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For More Info: http://www.peninsulashows.com/Travel-Agent-Registration.php


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, NJ-South@ossn.com, 856-344-2990

April 7, 2015, 6:00PM

AMResorts Master Agent Training
by Susan Gaines

Holiday Inn

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: $10

Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email NJ-South@ossn.com


Boston
Kem White, Director, Boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

April 8, 2015, 6:30PM


Hampton Inn and Suites Crosstown Center Boston

811 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

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Southern Illinois
Denise Hangsleben, Director, belleville.il@ossn.com, 618-623-9760

April 9, 2015, 6:00AM

Bedsonline
by Angie Sievers

TBD


, Illinois

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For More Info: www.bedsonline.com

Members: FREE if RSVP

belleville.il@ossn.com

Brenda Metzger thought this was a great presentation and wanted us to enjoy it as well. This is an online wholesaler for travel agents for accommodations and other services. Looking forward to it!


Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, ftworthtx@ossn.com, 817-535-7077

April 14, 2015, 6:00PM

AmaWaterways
by Shelia

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

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For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

Tenative


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

April 16, 2015, 6:00PM

Funjet Vacations & Karisma Resorts
by Elechia France and Rue Ann Adamson

LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Mesa/Phoenix AZ
Paula Goldsmith, Director, Arizona@ossn.com , 480-588-6941

April 20, 2015, 10AM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Holly Sievers, Business Development Manager

Famous Dave's Restaurant

1011 North Dobson RD
Mesa, Arizona

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Members: Free, Supplier to host Lunch after the meeting., Non-members: Free, Supplier to host Lunch after the meeting.

Agent & Agency Information & DATE Of Meeting To: Arizona@ossn.com

Dear Travel Professional, Exclusive Group Travel is a new tour operator, selling exclusively to travel agents, specializing in group and FIT (individual travel) of all kinds. Travel agents are important to us, and we only book through you, our travel agent partners. Currently, our highly experienced team is focused on specific hot destinations in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas with a portfolio that is rapidly growing. EGT is already receiving rave reviews about our industry leading on-line group technology and the clarity and ease when making individual reservations. Please join us to learn more about EGT and how we can work together to create a successful 2015 RSVP What Is Needed: Agent & Agency Information & DATE Of Meeting To: Arizona@ossn.com (Directions: Famous Dave's Restaurant 1011 North Dobson RD Mesa, AZ Mesa Riverview Shopping Area=SE Corner Of N. Dobson & 202. Near The Cracker Barrel & Bass Pro Shop) Bring your questions & network with other agents. Bring Your Business Cards. See You Soon, Paula Goldsmith Mesa/Phoenix AZ Chapter Director 480-588-6941


San Francisco-East Bay
Juliet Vercelli, Director, sanfrancisco-eastbay@ossn.com, 707-747-6176

April 21, 2015, 5:30PM

Trafalgar
by Kristen Butenhoff

TBA


Walnut Creek, California 94596

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For More Info: https://www.trafalgar.com/usa/choose-trafalgar/about-us

Members: Free, Non-members: First time visitors Free

Email: sanfrancisco-eastbay@ossn.com

Trafalgar Travel has been creating exceptional guided vacations for almost 70 years. With more than 230 trips to worldwide destinations, including Europe, North & Central and South America, Asia and Australia & New Zealand, we continue to offer new ways to travel every year.


Chicago
Jennifer Brown, Director, chicago-il@ossn.com, 773-836-7151 or 248-231-1657

April 28, 2015, 6:00PM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Trisha Petty

TBD


, Illinois

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For More Info:

Members: TBD, Non-members: TBD


Greater St Louis
Linda M Shipp, CTC, MCC, DS, Director, shipp_linda@ymail.com, 314-374-6910

April 28, 2015, 6:30PM

Carnival Cruise Lines
by Amy Shortall, BDM

Fallon"s Bar & Grill

9200 Olive Blvd,
St Louis, Missouri 63105

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Members: TBA, Non-members: $10.00

shipp_linda@ymail.com


Boston
Kem White, Director, Boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

May 5, 2015, 6:30PM

Qantas

TBD


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INDIANA
Diane Wilson, Director, indiana@ossn.com, 317-650-5648

May 7, 2015, 9:30AM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Trisha Petty

Le Peeps Keystone Commons

8487 Union Chapel Road, #240
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

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For More Info: www.exclusivegrouptravel.com

Members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own), Non-members: $0 (cost of food/drink on own)

RSVP to indiana@ossn.com


Sarasota/Bradenton
Ron Getman. ECC, Director, ron@getmantravel.com, 941-725-4500

May 7, 2015, 6:00PM

Travel Safe Insurance
by Carlos Cividanas

Tara Golf and Country Club

6203 Drewrys Bluff
Bradenton, Florida 34231

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For More Info: www.travelsafe.com

Members: Dutch Treat dinner, Non-members: Dutch treat

sarasota@ossn.com

We are fortunate to have as our speaker for May, Carlos Cividanas, the vice-president of Travel Safe Insurance. It is important to know the latest changes in travel insurance as well as what the cancellation policies cover and more importantly, what they do not cover. Come to the meeting to learn the details of the travel insurance policies so that you can do a great job for your client.


Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, ftworthtx@ossn.com, 817-535-7077

May 12, 2015, 6:00PM

OSSN - TRUE - CCRA

CCRA Headquarters

320 Hemphill St
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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For More Info: NONE

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

CCRA Air Programs CCRA Hotel Division date change - Jan to May


Southern Illinois
Denise Hangsleben, Director, belleville.il@ossn.com, 618-623-9760

May 14, 2015, 6:00PM

Exclusive Groups
by Trisha Petty

TBD


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For More Info: www.exclusivegrouptravel.com

Members: free if RSVP

belleville.il@ossn.com

Trisha does a GREAT presentation, offering much to our members and I can't wait to see what she brings us this year! Please plan on attending this very informative training!


Chicago
Jennifer Brown, Director, chicago-il@ossn.com, 773-836-7151 or 248-231-1657

May 19, 2015, 6:00PM

Pleasant Holidays
by Judy Koziel

TBD


, Illinois

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Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00


San Francisco-East Bay
Juliet Vercelli, Director, sanfrancisco-eastbay@ossn.com, 707-747-6176

May 20, 2015, 5:30PM

Apple Vacations
by Cynthia Jones

TBA


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

May 21, 2015, 6:00PM


La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

June 3, 2015, TBDAM

CCRA’s 2015 PowerSolutions Regional Travel Event

TBD


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Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter
Beverly Chern, Chapter Director, Director, philadelphia@ossn.com, 215-219-5400

June 17, 2015, 6:00PM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Trisha Petty, Business Development Manager

Chick's Tavern

231 E. 4th Street
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania 19405

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Members: Free for members, Non-members: $10 for non-members

RSVP to philadelphia@ossn.com by June 10, 2015

Exclusive Group Travel is a new tour operator, selling exclusively to travel agents, specializing in FIT and group travel of all kinds. Come learn what they have to offer you and your clients


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

June 18, 2015, 6:00PM


LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Bvld
Plano, Texas 75093

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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

June 22, 2015, AM

Home Based Travel Agent Forum June 22-24

Las Vegas, NV


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

July 16, 2015, 6:00PM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Holly Sievers

LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Bvld
Plano, Texas 75093

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Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, yolanda.tatum@sbcglobal.net, 817-535-7077

August 11, 2015, 6:00PM

American Airlines Vacations
by Teri Burch

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

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For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com


North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

August 20, 2015, 6:30PM

No Meeting

LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 West Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

September 8, 2015, 6:30PM


TBD


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

September 17, 2015, 6:00PM


LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Fort Worth
Yolanda Tatum, Director, ftworthtx@ossn.com, 817-535-7077

September 29, 2015, AM

Peninsula Show
by Joe DiBernadino

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

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For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

working OSSN booth


Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

October 6, 2015, 6:30PM


TBD


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

October 15, 2015, 6:00PM


LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

October 22, 2015, AM

Buck Wilson Travel Trade Show


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Dallas
Rosaline C. Tench, Director, Dallas@ossn.com, 214-693-5181

October 22, 2015, PM

Mini-Trade Shows For Travel Professionals
by Buck Wilson


Dallas

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Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

November 10, 2015, 6:30PM


TBD


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

November 19, 2015, AM

No Meeting


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Boston
Kem White, Director, boston@ossn.com, (617) 320-0051

December 8, 2015, 6:30PM

OSSN Holiday Party


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North Dallas & Collin County
Dawn Garza, Director, north.dallas@ossn.com, 469-964-5363

December 17, 2015, AM

No Meeting


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CCRA POWER SOLUTIONS REGIONAL TRAVEL EVENTS

At CCRA, we know that ‘knowledge is power’...the power to be more competitive, more successful, more profitable … and the #1 way to expand your knowledge is through face-to-face interaction between travel agents, travel suppliers and your Power Solutions Team at CCRA. That’s why CCRA created the CCRA Power Solutions Regional Travel Events.  These travel events are designed to bring professional travel planners and travel suppliers together for the chance to ask questions, to share knowledge and to have some fun. These regional events are open to professional travel agents and travel suppliers.  See page: http://www.ccra.com/agents/supplier.php

PENINSULA TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, INC.

We provide a series of 5 minute round table presentations to small groups of 7 to 8 travel agents at a time. This unique format offers an excellent opportunity for vendors to educate and discuss with travel agents how best to present and sell their product to prospective travelers.

Please review our schedule as we may have a show in your city. See page: http://www.peninsulashows.com

BUCK WILSON MINI TRAVEL-SHOWS IN YOUR AREA

Our programs are designed to be educational and are intended exclusively for professional travel arrangers--Travel Agents, Event & Meeting Planners, Group Tour Arrangers and Incentive Travel Coordinators. Those that are currently selling travel to others. Please, no guests or children. See page:
http://www.travel-shows.com/OSSN.html

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