CLIA has honored two travel brokers, supplying Danny Genung its Travel Company Innovator Award and naming Chris Grum its Elite Cruise Counsellor of the 12 months.
The innovator award is offered each and every 12 months to a CLIA member “that has shown revolutionary and visionary management in method to endorsing cruise journey, expanding their cruise travel sales and supporting their affiliated travel advisors.”
Genung is the president and CEO of Harr Travel in Redlands, Calif. He has considerably developed Harr Travel’s YouTube account, which today boasts almost 80,000 subscribers. He has populated it with ship excursions, space tours and much more from the additional than 150 cruises he has individually taken.
In the earlier 18 months on your own, CLIA mentioned, Genung’s agency has filmed much more than 50 ships and resorts, with nearly 500 place and suite excursions.
Grum put in 25 several years as a radio character, shelling out the final 10 years of that vocation as element of a single of radio’s longest-working early morning shows. He often created time for vacation, and gave relatives and mates travel tips.
As his radio career wrapped up, he made a decision that working a journey company was his future transfer. Leading Personalized Vacation, in Houston suburb Iowa Colony, was born.
Today, Grum is a CLIA-certified Elite Cruise Counsellor, Luxury Cruise Professional and Travel Agency Govt, between other accreditations. He sits on many boards with the affiliation. His upcoming guide, “The Journey Advisor’s Handbook,” is scheduled to be released in spring 2023.
CLIA’s Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Yr is given to a CLIA member who has accomplished possibly Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar position, “the pinnacle of CLIA certification.” The member have to also satisfy sales prerequisites.