Have you been to Google today? I love how creative they are with their logos. They are using the Roman numerals for 2011. We wanted to take a personal and professional look ahead to 2011. We also want to thank you our readers who come visit us again and again.
Many times our personal lives come into our blog we use for sharing about our love of cruising and travel. We hope that you enjoy traveling with us virtually as so many of you have over the past couple of years. Our hope is that in sharing our travels and trips that we might spark some of your own personal wanderlust. We try to categorize each trip with the same “tag” so that you can easily locate and read up about a trip. We have had clients interested in certain ships, itineraries and ports and they say they have enjoyed reading our “live” dispatches.
So what is in store for 2011? Well for me personally I officially start a diet and exercise program on Sunday. It is a version of The Biggest Loser being done in my community. There are only a small amount of people participating and what is interesting is no one is competing for the prizes. Also none of us will be voted off ‘the ranch’ either. My personal goal is to drop below 300 pounds by the time of my next convention in November. My trainer and nutritionist says I can do it.
Laura will head back to the DC area tomorrow and her travels will take her to India for four week stretches at a time. During on of those planned India trips, my daughter and I are going to do our next dad and daughter cruise. We will be sailing on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam. You will find out more about that next month. In February over on our Facebook Business Page, we will be running a ‘Where was The Flagg Agency’ contest. We will be uploading a photo from our personal collection and asking you to guess where we were. The winner chosen at random from all correct guesses will win a small prize. If you have not already ‘Liked’ our business page, please click the link and do so. You just might win.
We want to serve you in planning your next vacation. We believe in matching our client to the vacation experience of their wants, needs and dreams. Yes it is in our tag at the end of each and every post, but we truly believe it. We want you to experience the benefit of the lost art of customer service.
As far as the industry is concerned, 2011 will see the arrival of new cruise ships. Not at the pace of 2008-2010, but there are some special ships debuting in 2011. The first one will be the new Disney Dream. Its maiden voyage will take place in late January from Port Canaveral. We wanted to also let you know that there may be a return of the fuel supplement charge to the cruise industry. Cunard announced earlier in the week it would be raising its charge effective December 31st. As the price of oil continues to rise, there is a chance that additional charges will be coming to cruise travel.
Let 2011 be the year that you made the commitment to Recharge, Reflect and Reconnect with your family. We would love to help you do just that by working with you to plan a dream vacation. We are here to serve you. Thanks for reading in 2010 and we look forward to speaking with you in 2011. Happy New Year!
Chuck and Laura Flagg own The Flagg Agency in Canton, GA and our number is 770-355- 9569
We are fee-based travel consultants and our specialty is the selecting,
planning, marketing and administering vacations for groups of all sizes.
We help people find a travel experience that matches both their wants AND their needs.