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Travel Professionals Of Color
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Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Message From The President

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire board of directors. May your day be filled with thanks for the past blessings and prayers for bright hopes for the future. Have a blessed day with your family and friends. Remember to say a prayer for those who have lost love ones who will definitely be missed on this day.

In All Things Give Thanks
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Hello TPOC Members,

I Hope everyone exercised your right to vote, and if you are like me, you are glad it is over. What a year we have experienced so far. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we understand that this is a difficult time for our country and that it may be a difficult time for you personally. Never would I have imagined in my lifetime; we would have experienced such a trying time as this.

TPOC is constantly growing. Since my last message, we’ve welcomed the following new members: Claudia Cream, manager of Cream of the Crop Travel located in Pennsauken, New Jersey; Sandra Peoples, owner of Peoples Choice Designs, LLC located in Aberdeen, Mississippi; Bridgette Landi, manager of L.U.X.E. Travel located in Charlotte, North Carolina; Danelle Mashia, manager of Dream Vacations, located in Tomball, Texas and Luciana Cherques, owner of Connect Vacations located in New York, New York.

Our next conference is currently scheduled for May 15 – 23, aboard Carnival’s Horizon. Space is still available so please contact Mary Brantley if you are interested in joining us. Mary can be reached at [email protected] Carnival Cruise Lines has announced plans to return to the seas January 4th, 2021. Carnival continues to evaluate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) latest orders that sets out the conditions under which cruising can resume. They will communicate any new details as they become available. TPOC headquarters will continue to keep our eyes and ears open as well. Preconference activities are currently scheduled to begin on May 13th in the Miami area. All precautions and guidelines must also be followed by the selected hotel, tour guides and participating venders as well. More information on the conference and pre-conference will be presented as it becomes available. Any cost adjustments for conference packages will be determined within the next month.

In 2021 TPOC will begin celebrating our 20th year anniversary. Yes, it’s hard to believe but we have managed to continue our service to the travel industry for that many years. It is our plan to offer several celebratory events, starting in October of 2021, with a weekend trip to New York City which will include attending Broadway’s presentation of “Michael Jackson the Musical”. We will provide more information on that weekend as plans are finalized. We are planning special events for every quarter through 2022. We are also hoping to produce a 20th Anniversary Quilt to be auctioned at the conference in 2022. We are asking members to submit a tee shirt that highlights a favorite destination, your company logo or slogan that you would like to be incorporated into that quilt. Please send your submission to our headquarters address in Savannah, Georgia.

Join the vast number of travel professionals with the CTA (Certified Travel Associate) designation, developed by the travel institute. The CTA focuses on those “nuts and bolts” skills that you use on a daily basis – selling skills, customer service skills, destination knowledge and communication skills. Testing with TPOC offers a great savings! Study groups will start in January and testing will be offered during the 2021 conference and again sometime in July (location TBD). Contact Dr. Jan Roy if you are interested, she can be reached at [email protected]

Last but not least, I hope you have had an opportunity to explore the new design of our web site. If you have any pictures or information you would like to share, please feel free to forward your submissions to Miriam Padilla at [email protected] or myself at [email protected] .

MIND MESSAGE: Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.

Betty Jones, President
Travel Professionals of Color

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