I was extremely pleased and surprised to be told recently that I have been shortlisted in the ‘2012 ACE Cruise Excellence Awards’, for their ‘Homeworker of the Year‘ award. The winner will be announced in Birmingham at the Columbus Day event on 20th September, which is the second part of the 2012 Cruise Convention.
ACE (Association of Cruise Experts) was formed in 1986, and originally named PSARA, and the sole aim of the association is to provide the ultimate level of cruise training and support to travel agents. They do this through a number of ways, including online training, ship visits, cruise conventions, Expo events. I have attended the last 4 National Cruise Conventions, as well as the first River Cruise Expo which was held in Amsterdam last November. I also make a point of doing as many ship visits and online training modules as I can, as I find them to be invaluable, and I have achieved ACE Master status.