Last Wednesday, May 6th, Atlas Travel partnered with the Milford High School’s Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) program to put together a Vacation Travel Fair – a project which culminated the experiences of these intrepid young travel professionals throughout the program’s inaugural year. The event was an astounding success, both in attendance and in educational merit, and we couldn’t be more proud of these students.
During the Travel Fair, the students were partnered, and presented alongside some of the biggest names in leisure travel. As attendees perused the special travel deals, and asked questions about specific sailings and destinations, the students offered answers, provided event support, and directed traffic on the show floor. It was a live lesson in hospitality and event planning, and the students excelled at it.
“Over the course of the year, the HTM students worked with vendor partners, interned at the DoubleTree by Hilton, received travel agent training with Atlas and Sabre, and pulled everything together with this Travel Fair. It was just the tip of the Hospitality iceberg, but these experiences are invaluable,” said Karen McCrink, Director of Leisure Services, and one of the biggest proponents of the program here at Atlas. “The Travel Fair went off without a hitch, and everyone in attendance had the same feeling – we were all very impressed with the students, and the event.”
The students, of course, are already gearing up for next year, Katie Maloney, Coordinator of the HTM program at the Milford High School noted: “The students were all on the same page – ‘What’s next?!’ The Travel Fair was like opening presents on Christmas morning for them, and now that it’s over for the summer, they’re a little disappointed that they can’t continue the program’s momentum.”
Though the Hospitality & Tourism Management students have wrapped up their hospitality requirements for the school year, there’s plenty more news to come in the future, as the Milford High School continues to develop and promote this unique program. We’re very excited to watch the curriculum grow, and can’t wait to see next year’s new and returning students!
We would also like to extend a warm ‘thank you’ to each of the vacation vendor partners who made the Travel Fair possible – including: Celebrity Cruises, Classic Vacations, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Delta Vacations, Globus, Norwegian, Azamara, Princess Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Regent, Holland America Line, Star Clippers, Travel Impressions, CIE Tours, and DoubleTree by Hilton – and to everyone who attended the fair on Wednesday night.
If you’re interested in more information about Atlas Travel’s partnership with the Milford High School, or about this Travel Fair, please contact Elaine Osgood at Elaine.Osgood@atlastravel.com.
For more information on Atlas Travel, visit www.atlastravel.com.
About Atlas Travel & Technology Group
Headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, Atlas Travel & Technology Group is an award-winning company, bringing corporate travel management leader Atlas Travel and technology innovator Prime Numbers Technology under one umbrella. Atlas Travel provides global corporate travel management and vacation planning, as well as meeting, incentive, convention and event services. In addition, they provide worldwide assistance to clients through Atlas Travel & Technology Group Ltd., their wholly owned London travel company, as well as through an affiliation with BCD Travel, one of the largest global travel organizations in the world. Prime Numbers Technology is dedicated to helping clients drive significant savings in business spend through industry-recognized data analytics and benchmarking solutions.