Monday, November 28, 2011

Carnival Magic comes to Galveston!

Carnival's new ship the Carnival Magic has come to Galveston - it's home port for Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings. This is a brand new 3,600-passenger ship. A number of Sanders Travel Centre advisors went down to Galveston to check it out for an overnight debut including a blow out concert by Maroon 5.

Here are some fun facts about the Carnival Magic:
  • Launched: May 2011
  • Home Port: Galveston, TX; Barcelona (European itinerary)
  • Size: 1,004 feet in length; weighs 130,000 tons
  • Capacity: Carries 3,690 guests (double occupancy); 1,367 crew and staff members
  • Special Features: Fun and fitness at SportSquare; SkyCourse, the first-ever ropes course at sea; Italian dining at Cucina del Capitano and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub.

If you're looking for a fun & active cruise experience then the new Carnival Magic is the party ship for you! Check out some of our agents photos below and call Sanders Travel today to get on board!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Congratulations Sarah!

As a student at Texas Christian University, Warner earned her BA in Sociology and double minors in Religion and Japanese—a diverse course of studies that prepared her for a life in the travel industry. “I learned about people and societies around the world, fueling my passion for experiential travel,” she recalls. After college, she traveled throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, before returning to Fort Worth to work with Sanders Travel Centre.

One of her favorite bookings was for a large group—fellow TCU alumni—going to Los Angeles to watch their alma mater win the Rose Bowl in January 2011. In addition to arranging travel for others, she has visited every continent on the planet—“except Antarctica, where I hope to go in the upcoming years.”

Warner started in the business just as the recession hit, and has only known challenging times in her professional life. “I have seen that people still yearn to travel, but are not sure whether they can allow themselves that luxury,” she says. “My goal is to show them fabulous destinations where their experiences are well worth their dollar. I have [done] this by hunting out great specials; advising my clients of more affordable, quality destinations; and providing added value through our preferred vendor relationships.”

Kirk Coleman, CEO and owner of Sanders Travel Centre, has high praise for Warner’s ability to learn quickly and apply her knowledge. “Sarah has gone from not knowing one thing about Sabre or how to advise clients to booking amazing client itineraries,” he says. “Nothing is out of her realm, and her clients love working with her.”