Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016
The Affluent Traveler Collection (ATC) cruised the Mekong for its Executive Retreat. AmaWaterways hosted thirty agents on the AmaDara. The Executive Retreat allowed the agents to experience first-hand how selling this extraordinary product can translate into increased earning potential in the luxury river cruise market.
The cruise left Prek Kdam, Cambodia, on September 12th and the guests disembarked in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on September 19 th .
The Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in Southeast Asia makes its way through the rainforests, plains and rice fields. The scenery on the shore has made it a destination for millions of people for centuries. The cruise traveled to rural villages, a monastery to receive a Buddhist blessing, historic pagodas, floating markets, a silk and rattan factory, the Killing Fields and the Taol Sleng S21 detention center to name a few, allowing agents to immerse themselves in the unique character and cultural heritage of each city.
“These days travellers are interested in discovering something new & the world has become available for more people to discover. AMAWaterways opens the door with a quality holiday, including great accommodations, superior dining and touring options that allow you to see the best of each destination they offer. Their quality local tour managers take care of all the details and openly share the highlights of their country. Our highlights of this trip were the French architecture of Hanoi, the overnight cruise on Haloing Bay, the Sunrise visit at Angkor Wat, the school visits to meet the children, visiting the Buddhist monastery with a special blessing from the Monks….and so much more,” says David Jacob,CTC, (Certified Travel Counsellor), President, Markham Cruise & Travel Centre.
“Without a premier partner like AmaWaterways to create such a unique experience for our ATC agencies, we would not have been able to make this event happen. Every day they were committed to delivering an exceptional experience from start to finish,” says Kathryn Mazza-Burney, Executive Vice President Sales, The Affluent Traveler Collection.