CLIA has honored two vacation agents, giving Danny Genung its Journey Company Innovator Award and naming Chris Grum its Elite Cruise Counsellor of the 12 months.
The innovator award is supplied every calendar year to a CLIA member “that has demonstrated progressive and visionary leadership in solution to marketing cruise vacation, expanding their cruise journey gross 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 currently features virtually 80,000 subscribers. He has populated it with ship excursions, area tours and more from the far more than 150 cruises he has personally taken.
In the past 18 months alone, CLIA said, Genung’s agency has filmed additional than 50 ships and resorts, with almost 500 place and suite tours.
Grum used 25 many years as a radio temperament, shelling out the past 10 years of that job as component of a single of radio’s longest-managing morning displays. He normally produced time for vacation, and gave loved ones and close friends journey tips.
As his radio career wrapped up, he resolved that running a vacation agency was his upcoming move. Leading Custom made Vacation, in Houston suburb Iowa Colony, was born.
Currently, Grum is a CLIA-certified Elite Cruise Counsellor, Luxurious Cruise Expert and Journey Company Government, among other accreditations. He sits on many boards with the affiliation. His approaching book, “The Journey Advisor’s Handbook,” is scheduled to be printed in spring 2023.
CLIA’s Elite Cruise Counsellor of the 12 months is provided to a CLIA member who has achieved both Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar position, “the pinnacle of CLIA certification.” The member ought to also satisfy gross sales prerequisites.