Past Events & Activities

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ARTA SoCal Activity


Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resort

Boulevard Mar de Cortez S/N

Puerto Los Cabos,

San Jose del Cabo, BCS 23403 Mexico

 

September 6 – 9, 2024

 

Three nights in an Ocean View Plunge Pool room 

Daily Breakfast for two. room and tax included

 

Transportation to San Jose del Cabo, transfers, additional meals and activities, items of a personal nature, 

health-related costs, insurance, etc. are not included

 

COST:  $400 for ARTA members 

$600 for nonmembers

Single supplement $300

**Additional nights are available at the special travel agent rate of $598 ++ per night. 

**Note that the price quoted on the attached flier is total, not per night.

 

APPLICATION due by July 1, 2024

Selection of participants is at the discretion of Zadun.

Please wait for confirmation of acceptance before purchasing your airfare.

Space is extremely limited

 

Full payment due by August 1, 2024. 

Check or credit cards via PayPal.

No exceptions.


 Application/Terms&Conditions


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ARTA SoCal Social Saturday

It's that time again.  Let's see a truly classic movie and contribute some money for the chapter's charity, ONE Generation.  As a reminder, ONE Generation supports Adult daycare and Child care, preschool care, a food bank, and a myriad of services through two centers in the San Fernando Valley.


To Catch a Thief

 A romantic thriller starring 

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly on the French Riviera  

 

Direction by Alfred Hitchcock! What more could you want?  

 

THIS! 

Special Guest: Noted author/film historian Sloan De Forest, 

known for three books in the Turner Classic Movies Library and appearances on TCM and CNN.

 

A Friends and Family outing to enjoy a fun afternoon while raising some funds for One Generation 


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Doors Open at 2:00 PM --- Show at 2:30 PM


The “The Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ”

audience sing along, and a comedy short

There is a 15-minute intermission before the feature film.

 

Old Town Music Hall

140 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA  90245

310-322-2592

 

EVERYONE WELCOME

 

Cost:  $20 per person; this is the donation to ONE Generation.  Check payable to ARTA SoCal or cash at the door.  For credit card use PayPal to ARTASoCal@gmail.com 

 

In addition, seat selection is required.  Seniors $10; general admission $12. This may sell out in advance. To avoid disappointment, make your selection ONLINE at https://oldtownmusichall.org/

 

Let us know you are coming by May 10.  PS, I already have my ticket.



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ARTA SoCal Zoom Meeting

Innovative & Sustainable

Italy Vacations by Rail 

Presented by:  Edmondo Boscoscuro,  Founder and CEO, Meet and Greet Italy

 

 May 9, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

It can be easier to take the train than to deal with rental cars, traffic, congestion in cities and towns.  Explore the idea of connecting all your points of interest by train!

Discover Meet and Greet Italy: an innovative Tour Operator specializing in remarkable Italian travel experiences, offering an authentic journey through Italy by train. Join our webinar to learn how they can assist you in efficiently and quickly selling Italy.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

(Be sure your zoom software is up-to-date)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84145571688

 

FREE to ARTA members, nonmember travel agents, and industry guests. 

RSVP by noon May 8 to be eligible for the door prize.

Simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   

Be sure you receive an acknowledgement.   

You must RSVP and be present to win.     

 

Can’t make it, but want the recording?  Just RSVP with regrets.


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ARTA SoCal Come for Coffee

NEW LOCATION

 Arts & Leisure

Our mission is to make you shine!

By creating the perfect holiday experience, with cherished memories designed to ensure that your clients return home with unforgettable stories they share over and over again. 

Arts & Leisure is a travel company that curates and customizes unique itineraries to Europe and the World, working with 4- & 5-star properties, private tours, guides and transfers, and a full array of concierge services.  They have been in business since 1993.  Since the pandemic, they added the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and the US. www.Arts-Leisure.com


Stop by any time within the timeframe for a presentation, to get to know your sales rep, or to ask your own specific questions

Presented by:  Diana Carey, Western Regional Sales

 

 April 16, 2024

Available from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 Panera Bread

12131 Ventura Blvd

Studio City, CA 91604

 

Corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvds.  Park in Vons parking lot and enter from the rear.


FREE to ARTA member and nonmember travel agents


RSVPs not required but preferred 

 

 To RSVP or for questions, simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   



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Icon!

Utopia! 

The World's Biggest Weekend SM arrives this summer — only on Royal Caribbean®

Star! 

The Icon Class Ships from Royal Caribbean

Presented by:  Randall Raudt, Strategic Account Manager, Western Region, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

 

 April 11, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

We’ve seen the publicity for the newly inaugurated Icon.  We know the Utopia is coming soon and then the Star next year.  But what is it like to be ON them?  

Hear from someone who spent nearly two weeks aboard the Icon.  What it’s really like.  What’s to do?  Are there crowds?  What’s the entertainment?  Where do you get away for a moment?  Ask you questions!!!

 

FREE to ARTA members, nonmember travel agents, and industry guests. 

RSVP by noon April 10 to be eligible for the door prize.

You must RSVP and be present to win.     

 

Can’t make it, but want the recording?  Just RSVP with regrets.

Simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   

Be sure you receive an acknowledgment.  



ARTA SoCal Come for Coffee

                   

Trails of Indochina


is the first in  

a new series of informal chats 

with sales reps



Stop by any time within the timeframe for an update presentation

 or to ask your own specific questions.  You'll also be eligible for one of 

Trails of Indochina's exclusive fams!


Presented by:  Jim Selkin, Business Development, Western US

 

 March 21, 2024

Available from 2 to 4 PM


Corner Bakery Café

19500 Plummer St

Northridge, CA 91324

Corner of Shirley and Plummer

Free parking in the DSW parking lot

 

FREE to ARTA member and nonmember travel agents

 

RSVPs preferred but not required

 

To RSVP or for questions, simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   


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Site Inspection and Tea at Two


The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

14090 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Presented by:  Jody Flowers, Business Transient Sales Manager

 

 March 19, 2024

(rescheduled)


2 PM Meet and greet in the lobby

2:15 PM Site Inspection

Followed by a delightful artisan tea with house-made confections prepared in The Godfrey's trendy ALK restaurant.

 

All travel agents are invited to learn more about this beautiful new-build hotel with its gorgeous 12,000 square-foot rooftop space.

Reservations required:  $10 ARTA members; $15 Nonmembers

Space is limited

No-shows will be charged the full $30 cost of the Afternoon Tea.  Go-shows on a space available basis only.

Checks before March 16 to ARTA SoCal, 9018 Balboa Blvd #292, Northridge, CA 91325

PayPal payments to ARTASoCal@gmail.com or request a specific invoice.  

Parking:  Hotel valet only $15 or at meters in the neighborhood.  Carpools encouraged.

Be sure you receive an acknowledgement.

For questions, write to ARTASoCal@gmail.com   


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Many companies use the word "unique" but Star Clippers is truly that--unique.  It's a product everyone can be comfortable with.  Come learn about a unique product to unique destinations.


Star Clippers

Cruising from a Different Perspective

Presented by:  Beth Lindsley Elwood, Business Development Western U.S.

 

 

 March 14, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

Not a typical cruise, Star Clippers is an incredible authentic sailing experience on the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. 

Learn what makes this incredible vacation uniquely different, the ships’ amenities and accommodations, amazing itineraries, and why more than 60% of Star Clippers' guests repeat within the first year

Join Beth Lindsley Elwood – Business Development - for an informative presentation highlighting the Star Clippers “Difference, “guest profile, and key reasons to add Star Clippers to your portfolio of recommended vacation experiences.  Star Clippers truly offers a unique sailing experience in full harmony with the environment and the world’s oceans.

 

FREE to ARTA members, nonmember travel agents, and industry guests. 

 

RSVP by noon March 7 to be eligible for the door prize.

You must RSVP and be present to win.     


REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   

Be sure you receive an acknowledgement.   


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Kansas City Travel Suppliers Showcase

March 13, 2024

4:30 - 7:30 PM, Central Time


The Venue of Leawood 

4800 W. 135th Street, #108

Leawood, KS 66225  


The event will be an open house format with hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets so you can come freely as your schedule allows.  This event is intended to allow a flexible opportunity to reconnect with multiple supplier partners at one location.

 

As always, there is no charge for travel advisors to attend.  



Participating Suppliers:

AIC Hotel Group

Arts & Leisure Tours USA Inc

Authentic Vacations

BVI Tourist Board

Cayman Islands Dept of Tourism

Celtic Tours

CIE Tours International

Compass Tours

Ed-Ventures, Inc.

Europe Express

Exoticca Tours USA

Fran Gellar & Associates

Globus Family of Brands & Avalon Waterways

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Authority

Innroads Group

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Kensington Tours

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Lindblad Expeditions

MAST Travel Network

MSC Cruises USA

Outrigger Resorts

Perillo Tours

Rocky Mountaineer

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

The Palace Company

Tourist Office of Spain

TravelSafe Insurance

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise

Vacation Express

Venture Ashore

Ya’lla Tours USA

St. Louis Travel Suppliers Showcase

March 12, 2024

4:30 - 7:30 PM, Central Time


Bogey Hill's Country Club 

1120 Country Club Rd

St Charles, MO 63303


The event will be an open house format with hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets so you can come freely as your schedule allows.  This event is intended to allow a flexible opportunity to reconnect with multiple supplier partners at one location.

 

As always, there is no charge for travel advisors to attend.  



Participating Suppliers:

AIC Hotel Group

Arts & Leisure Tours USA Inc

Authentic Vacations

BVI Tourist Board

Cayman Islands Dept of Tourism

Celtic Tours

CIE Tours International

Compass Tours

Ed-Ventures, Inc.

Europe Express

Exoticca Tours USA

Fran Gellar & Associates

Globus Family of Brands & Avalon Waterways

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Authority

Innroads Group

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Kensington Tours

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Lindblad Expeditions

MAST Travel Network

MSC Cruises USA

Outrigger Resorts

Perillo Tours

Rocky Mountaineer

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

The Palace Company

Tourist Office of Spain

TravelSafe Insurance

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise

Vacation Express

Venture Ashore

Ya’lla Tours USA

International Air Commissions/Nets 

Available via GTT Global

 

Presented by:  Jeff Gundlach, 

Director of Global Sales & National Accounts

 

 February 8, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

 

Learn the background on GTT.  

Hint:  The largest International Air Consolidator in the USA...that no one knows about!  39 years in business.  

Very easy to utilize GTT via their Global Preferred Desk.   All it takes is a 5-minute phone call or one-hour reply on E-mail quote requests.  Fares are also available via the online booking engine.  

You just need to get registered... and give it a go!

 

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The ARTA Board will meet Saturday, January 27, 2024 in Dallas, TX where we will elect officers for 2024. Interested in being a member of the board? Contact us

ARTA Special Announcement

January 25, 2024


ARTA has a new website:  artatravel.org


With the upcoming changes to email campaigns, 

we have taken the steps to ensure the newsletter arrives in your inbox!


The newsletter will now come from info@artatravel.org


Please add info@artatravel.org to your safe list.

Thank you!

INTRODUCING

 

French Bee Airlines:  Groups Made Easy

 

Presented by:  

Caroleen Leverrier,  

Sales Manager USA, West

Joined by

Kateryna Naumenko ,

Sales Manager USA, East

 

 January 18, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

 

French Bee is France's leading smart-cost airline offering high standards of service at very attractive prices.  That makes it a smart way to book your next group.

Take the mystery out of airline group pricing.  Learn about

- French Bee’s competitive group prices

- The easy group booking process

- Their flexible Terms & Conditions of Contract


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The Rocky Mountaineer Experience

 

Presented by:  

Karen Olsen, Sales Development Manager, 

Southern California, Hawaii & Alaska 

 

 January 11, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom


With four distinctive routes, two service levels, three seasons of travel, and more than 40 different packages, you’ll have no problem finding the vacation that your client has been dreaming about.

The Canadian routes travel between the West Coast and world-renowned destinations of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. The Rockies to the Red Rocks route travels between Denver and Moab, taking in the dramatic landscapes of the US Rocky Mountains along the Colorado River.

Travelling only by daylight, your clients will enjoy a custom-designed luxury fleet offering unparalleled views of landscapes that are often unreachable by any other means. Attentive service, regionally inspired cuisine, engaging storytelling, and friendships formed with other guests add up to an unforgettable journey.


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