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Charlotte
Latesha Smith, Director, charlotte@ossn.com, 704-239-4707

March 2, 2015, 5:30PM

Mini-Trade Show/Reception
by Buck Travel Trade Shows

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge

1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Mapquest

For More Info: www.Travel-Shows.com

Please go to website above

Please join this wonderful event that will have suppliers from all over the country. This is a great way to see some awesome exhibitor. There will be lots of one-on-one time, fantastic door prizes, and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be serve along with your favorite beverages. Guess what it's all free. Here is a schedule: • Evening Programs ~ 5:30-7:45 pm (arrive anytime) • Door Prize Drawings & Short Presentations start about 6:30 pm. You must register at www.Travel-Shows.com


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

Panera Bread

200 Hancock Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Mapquest

For More Info: www.sandals.com

Members: Free; refreshments on own, Non-members: Free; refreshments on own

Please RSVP today as space is limited!


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.


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.


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

March 10, 2015, 6:00AM

Princess Cruises
by Scott Moon

Cat City Grill

1208 W. Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Wyndham hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center

175 Park Aveune
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

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!


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

March 11, 2015, 9:00AM

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


Southeastern Michigan
Richard H. Dixon, Director, richard@cscttravel.com, 734-461-0762

March 11, 2015, 6:30PM

Travel with Exclusive Group Travel
by Trisha Petty

Exclusive Group Travel

20600 Haggerty Rd
Northville, Michigan 48167

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: $0.00, Non-members: $6.00

southeastern.mi @ossn.som


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

March 11, 2015, 5:30PM

Goway
by Steve Spurlock

Walnut Creek Library

1644 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, California 94596

Mapquest

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

, Non-members: First time visitors Free

email:sanfrancisco-eastbay@ossn.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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


San Antonio Area Chapter
Micky Dixon, Director, micky.dixon@ossn.com, 210-497-3198

March 12, 2015, 6:15PM

Networking
by Chapter Members

The Lion & Rose Park North (in the Dungeon room)

842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: 5.00, Non-members: 5.00

Please RSVP

It's that time that many of us look forward to.... NETWORKING! I know many of us enjoy getting together and just throwing travel topics around and I am looking forward to seeing you all there.


Southern Al. Chapter
Pat Gaston, Director, mspats@mindspring.com, 334-982-0819

March 17, 2015, 6:00PM

OSSN Fams and Travel Forum

Logan's Roadhouse

2400 Gateway Dr.
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: N/A

Meeting is 6:00 Central time


Fort Myers/Naples
Schwinn Tours and Travel LLC, Director, Schwinntravel@gmail.com, 239-948-3997

March 18, 2015, 5:00PM

MSC Cruises
by Garrrett McNamara

Perkin's Bonita Springs

27941 Crown Lake Blvd
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: none

Fort.myers@ossn.com by March 8


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, hema.khan@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

Mapquest

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!


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

March 19, 2015, 6:30PM

Britain By Choice
by Charlie Newton

LaMadeleine's French Bakery & Cafe

5000 West Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

Mapquest

For More Info:


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

March 19, 2015, 5:00PM

Peninsula Travel Presentations
by Various speakers

Holiday Inn

2175 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: Free

Must register at http://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!


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

Mapquest

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

Mapquest

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.


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

Mapquest

For More Info:

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

Mapquest

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.


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

March 24, 2015, 6:30PM

Learning about Palace Resorts
by Gina LaVoice,BDM

PJ's Pizza/Angelina's Restaurant (The Shops at Brick)

151 Van Zile Road
Brick, New Jersey 08724

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free , Non-members: $10.00

@732-244-5662 or toms.river@ossn.com


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, hema.khan@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

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: $10

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


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

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00


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

March 25, 2015, AM

Palace Resorts
by Susan Solomon, Palace Resorts, New England BDM.

TBA


, Vermont

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

Please advise YES OF NO by Monday March 16, 2015

Susan Solomon, your local Palace BDM will be with us for this meeting. Limited Seating for this meeting. Save the Date! RSVP early! Meeting details to follow soon.


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

March 25, 2015, AM

Palace Resorts
by Susan Solomon, Palace Resorts, New England BDM.

TBA

TBA
, New Hampshire

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

Please advise YES OF NO by Monday March 16, 2015

Susan Solomon, your local Palace BDM will be with us for this Chapter Meeting, Wed March 25...save the date! Details to follow soon. Guest agents may attend two Chapter Meetings. Limited Seating for this meeting.


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

March 25, 2015, AM

Palace Resorts
by Susan Solomon, Palace Resorts, New England BDM.

TBA

TBA
TBA, Massachusetts

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBA, Non-members: TBA

Please advise YES OF NO by Monday March 16, 2015

Susan Solomon, New England BDM will be with us at the March 25th Chapter Meeting. LIMITED SEATING! Hear from Susan what's new at Palace Resorts! Save the Date, Wednesday, March 25th!


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

March 25, 2015, 5:30PM

ISRAEL
by Joel Rosenfeld

Spring –Creek Barbeque

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

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00


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

March 26, 2015, 6:30PM

OSSN and AMA WATERWAYS
by KATHY BROCK-AMA WATERWAYS BDM South-East States

VILLA ROSA RESTAURANT

6010 Landmark Center Blvd
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

Mapquest

For More Info: www.amawaterways.com

Members: Members: Free -

Please RSVP to nc-central@ossn.com Limited Space


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

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free


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

Mapquest

For More Info:


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

March 31, 2015, 6:00PM

Puerto Rico Tourism Board
by Suzanne Rodriguez

TBD


, Illinois

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: TBD, Non-members: TBD


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

Mapquest

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

Mapquest

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


Southern NJ Chapter
Hema Khan, MCC, Director, hema.khan@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

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: $10

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


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

April 7, 2015, 6:00AM

AM Resorts Master Agent Training
by Susan Gaines, AM Resorts Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager

Holiday Inn

2175 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: Free, Non-members: $10.00

philadelphia@ossn.com

Hope you can join us for the AM Resorts Master Agent Training Certification. Please RSVP ASAP as this will fill up fast.


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

Mapquest

For More Info:


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

April 9, 2015, 6:00AM

Bedsonline
by Angie Sievers

TBD


, Illinois

Mapquest

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!


Pittsburgh
Jean Russ, Director, Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.com, 724-443-0990

April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM

Disney Vacations
by Marcy Dinkfelt, BDM Disney Vacations

Panera Bread

20111 Route 19 #2
Cranberry Twp, , Pennsylvania 16066

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: none, Non-members: $10.00

Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.com

Come to learn all the is new with Disney Travel Companies various parks, ships, and destinations.


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

April 14, 2015, 6:00PM

AmaWaterways
by Shelia

TBD


Fort Worth, Texas

Mapquest

For More Info:

Members: None, Non-members: None

ftworthtx@ossn.com

Tenative


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

April 14, 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, April 10 2015

This meeting was rescheduled from February due to snow.


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

April 14, 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, April 10, 2015

This meeting was rescheduled from February due to snow.


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

Mapquest

For More Info:


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

April 16, 2015, 6:30PM

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
by Kristina Zito

Radisson Hotel Providence Airport

2081 Post Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886

Mapquest

For More Info:

Please join us for an evening with Kristina Zito from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment! If you have not had the chance to meet Kristina when she has been in the area, you won't want to miss this! If you have met her, you can take this time to learn more and ask detailed questions in a smaller group. Either way it will be fun! She will be letting us know what's new and how the SeaWorld products are commissionable to you as a travel professional when booking for your clients! Please RSVP by March 27th!


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

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

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


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

April 21, 2015, 9:30AM

Exclusive Group Travel
by Trisha Petty

Le Peeps Keystone Commons

8487 Union Chapel Road, #240
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Mapquest

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


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

April 21, 2015, 12:30PM

Trafalgar
by Kristen Butenhoff

Walnut Creek Library

1644 Broadway
Walnut Creek, California 94596

Mapquest

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.


Pittsburgh
Jean Russ, Director, Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.com, 724-443-0990

April 22, 2015, 6:00PM

Viking River Cruises
by Cindy Zalesky, BDM

Panera Bread

20111 Route 19 #2 next to Joanne Fabric
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066

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Members: none, Non-members: $10.00

Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.com

This meeting will center around Viking River Cruises and their immense popularity that they can, for the second year, launch 19 new ships.


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

April 22, 2015, 6:30PM

Agent Studio by TravAlliancemedia
by Agent Studio Staff

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 hema.khan@ossn.com


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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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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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


San Antonio Area Chapter
Micky Dixon, Director, micky.dixon@ossn.com, 210-497-3198

May 14, 2015, 6:15PM

AMTrak Vacations - Yankee Holidays + Unique Rail Journeys
by Jackie Malecki

The Lion & Rose Park North (in the Dungeon room)

842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

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

Members: 5.00, Non-members: 5.00

Please RSVP


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

Disney
by Freddy Valderrama

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

5000 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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

May 27, 2015, 6:30PM

TBA
by TBA

Red Hot & Blue (at the Holiday Inn)

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email hema.khan@ossn.com


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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INDIANA
Diane Wilson, Director, diane@carmeltravelcompany.com, 317-650-5648

June 9, 2015, 9:30AM

Funjet Vacations
by Andrew "Andy" Stewart

Le Peeps Keystone Commons

8487 Union Chapel Road, #240
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

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For More Info: funjetagent.com or vaxvacationaccess.com

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

RSVP to indiana@ossn.com


Pittsburgh
Jean Russ, Director, Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.Com, 724-443-0990

June 10, 2015, 6:00PM

Vacation Exzpress

Panera Bread

20111 Route 19 #2
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066

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Members: None, Non-members: $10.00

Pittsburgh-Pa@Ossn.Com

Vacation Express has brought their charter flights to Pittsburgh, hear all that thay have planned.


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


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

June 17, 2015, 5:00PM

Collette Vacations
by Jay Fehan

TBA


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

June 17, 2015, 6:30PM

TBA
by TBA

Red Hot & Blue (at the Holiday Inn)

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08043

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Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email hema.khan@ossn.com


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

July 7, 2015, AM

No Meeting Scheduled


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

July 14, 2015, 6:30PM

TBA
by TBA

Red Hot & Blue (at the Holiday Inn)

2175 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Mapquest

For More Info:

Call Hema @ 856-344-2990 or email hema.khan@ossn.com


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

August 3, 2015, PM

No Meeting Scheduled


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

September 9, 2015, AM

Peninsula Shows

TBA


San Francisco, California

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

October 21, 2015, AM

Personalized Services
by John Berman

TBA


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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 Boston 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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