CLIA has honored two journey agents, giving Danny Genung its Vacation Company Innovator Award and naming Chris Grum its Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Yr.
The innovator award is supplied every single calendar year to a CLIA member “that has shown modern and visionary management in technique to promoting cruise journey, escalating their cruise journey product sales and supporting their affiliated vacation advisors.”
Genung is the president and CEO of Harr Vacation in Redlands, Calif. He has substantially grown Harr Travel’s YouTube account, which these days features almost 80,000 subscribers. He has populated it with ship excursions, place excursions and a lot more from the additional than 150 cruises he has personally taken.
In the previous 18 months alone, CLIA reported, Genung’s agency has filmed much more than 50 ships and resorts, with nearly 500 room and suite excursions.
Grum used 25 a long time as a radio identity, paying the last 10 years of that job as component of a person of radio’s longest-jogging early morning demonstrates. He constantly built time for vacation, and gave loved ones and good friends travel information.
As his radio job wrapped up, he resolved that functioning a journey agency was his future shift. Leading Customized Journey, in Houston suburb Iowa Colony, was born.
Now, Grum is a CLIA-certified Elite Cruise Counsellor, Luxurious Cruise Professional and Vacation Company Government, amongst other accreditations. He sits on numerous boards with the association. His upcoming guide, “The Travel Advisor’s Handbook,” is scheduled to be printed in spring 2023.
CLIA’s Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Yr is presented to a CLIA member who has accomplished either Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar status, “the pinnacle of CLIA certification.” The member must also satisfy product sales necessities.